ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Every child is curious about animals, and the new NSTA Kids book What Does an Animal Eat? encourages K–3 learners to make observations and comparisons of the mouthparts of animals (teeth and beaks for example) and the relationship of those structures to the types of food the animals eat. Part of the “I Wonder Why” series and illustrated with detailed drawings, the book’s content lays the foundation for a deeper understanding of animal adaptation and the need for human help to protect the food chain.
The book has been 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.
NSTA Kids, an exciting new division of NSTA Press, is intended to ignite the curiosity of young learners in science while encouraging them to become avid readers.
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’ 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 Does an Animal Eat? 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 # PB330X1, ISBN # 978-1-936959-46-4)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20–25 new books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.