ARLINGTON, Va.--(What Can an Animal Do? encourages K–3 learners to notice the characteristics and behavior of interesting creatures—from gnawing, swimming beavers to spinning, climbing spiders to hopping, baby-toting kangaroos.)--Every child is curious about animals and NSTA’s new title,
Using inquiry as its structure, readers, like scientists, learn the basic processes of science by observing, comparing, and describing. The text guides the child’s observations and thoughts to particular aspects of behavior and ends with an open-ended question that asks the child to compare the behaviors of animals to his or her own behaviors.
The book’s content, vetted by science experts for correctness, correlates to criteria set forth by national science standards, and includes a Parent/Teacher Handbook with science activities to guide discussion. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website.
About the Author
Lawrence Lowery taught in the Oakland, California, public schools before becoming a professor of science education at the University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 40 years’ experience creating science activities and programs, developing curricula, and writing articles and books, including NSTA Press’s recent publication The Everyday Science Sourcebook, Revised 2nd Edition.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase What Can an Animal Do? and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 40-page book is priced at $10.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $8.76. (Stock # PB330X5, ISBN # 978-1-936959-45-7)
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