This is our selection of supplemental literature to go along with topics listed in “Year 4” of our new optional “Four Year Rotation” Planning Guide. No titles are requirements for our curriculum but some of you wanted some direction as to titles which would be good to use alongside science units.
Bundles will periodically change most likely.
Current Titles include:
- Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats
- A Star in My Orange
- What’s Alive?
- Find the Constellations
- The International Space Station
- Sounds All Around
- God’s Quiet Things
We reserve the right to substitute titles if necessary for ones of equal or greater value.
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats Ann Earle When the sun goes down, bats come out to hunt. Did you know that each night a bat eats half its own weight in bugs? If you weigh 60 lbs, that would be like eating 125 peanut-butter-jelly sandwiches! Read how bats navigate in the dark of night. Lower grades. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
A Star in My Orange Dana Meachen Rau – There’s a star in my orange, and in a snowflake, and in a daisy… Look at the shapes on a turtle’s shell, and a bee’s honeycomb. Colour photos display the patterns in nature.
Find the Constellations H.A. Rey Have you ever looked up at the stars and wished you know some of their names, or could pick out constellations? This book, with clear drawings of constellations and stars, and “sky views” for different times of the year, gives you a lot of easy-to-understand information about the heavens above us. 72 pgs.
The International Space Station Franklin M. Branley Far above earth in space, men and women are living, working, and sleeping. Read about what they do, and find out what it’s like to live in the space station 250 miles above the earth! Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Sounds All Around Wendy Pfeffer Sound travels in waves, so when the waves reach your ear, tiny bones vibrate and you hear the sound. Learn about decibels! How many decibels does a falling leaf put out? How about a jet engine? Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
God’s Quiet Things Nancy Sweetland – Read this beautiful book together about quiet things around us. Full-colour pages.
What’s Alive? Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld What’s alive? A cat? A doll? A tree? A rock? How can you tell? All living things need water, food and air. This book explores the difference between living and non-living things. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.