Livingston Lord Library
Curriculum Materials Center

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES: SELECTED RESOURCES

Located at Livingston Lord Library
Minnesota State University Moorhead


Reference

Pilger, Mary Anne. Science Experiments Index for Young People. Libraries Unlimited. Curric. Ref. 507.8 P638s

Science Fair Project Index. Scarecrow Press. Ref. Q 182.3 .S34 

VanCleave, Janice. Janice VanCleave's Science Experiment Sourcebook. Wiley, 1997. Curric. Ref. 507.8 V222j  


General Collection
Bosak, Susan. Science Is......Scholastic, 1991. Q 164 .B6 1993
DeVito, Alfred. Creative Sciencing. Scott Foresman, 1991. LB 1585 .D433 1991  

Eichinger, John. Activities for Integrating Science and Mathematics. Prentice Hall, 2005. Q 181 .E33 2005  

Hefner, Christine. Literature-Based Science: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum. Oryx Press, 1995. LB 1585 .H44 1995

Kepler, Lynne. A Year of Hands-On Science. Scholastic Professional Books, 1996. LB 1532 .K46 1996

Prigo, Robert. Making Physics Fun: Key Concepts, Classroom Activities and Everyday Examples, Grades K-8. Corwin Press, 2007. QC 30 .P745 2007


Children's Books

Adler, David. Hyperspace! Facts and Fun From All Over the Universe. Viking Press, 1982. Curric. 520 A237h

Allison, Linda. Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides. Little, Brown, 1976. Curric. 612 A438b

Ardley, Neil. 101 Great Science Experiments. Dorling Kindersley, 1993. Curric. 507.8 A676o 

Ardley, Neil. The Science Book of Light. HBJ, 1991. Curric. 535 A676s 

Baker, Nick. The Amateur Naturalist. National Geographic, 2004. Curric. 508 B1682a 

Burnie, David. How Nature Works. Readers' Digest Association, 1991. Curric. 508 B966h

Cobb, Vicki. How to Really Fool Yourself: Illusions for All Your Senses. Lippincott, 1981. Curric. 612.8 C653h 

Cobb, Vicki. I Face the Wind.  HarperCollins, 2003.  Curric. 551.51 C6538i 

Cobb, Vicki. I Fall Down. HarperCollins, 2004. Curric. 531 C653i 

Cobb, Vicki. I Get Wet.  HarperCollins, 2002.  Curric. 546 C6538i

Cobb, Vicki. More Science Experiments You Can Eat. Lippincott, 1979. Curric. 502 C653m 

Davies, Kay. My Apple. Gareth Stevens, 1994. Curric. 634 D256m

Gardner, Robert. Earth-Shaking Science Projects about Planet Earth. Enslow, 2008. Curric. 550 G228e

Gardner, Robert. Experiments with Balloons. Enslow, 1995. Curric. 507.8 G228eb

Hands-On Science: Color and Light. Gareth Stevens, 1993. Curric. 535 H236

Hands-On Science: Food and the Kitchen. Gareth Stevens, 1993. Curric. 641.5 H236

Hands-On Science: Games, Puzzles, and Toys. Gareth Stevens, 1993. Curric. 507.8 H236 

Hirschfeld, Robert. The Kids' Science Book: Creative Experiences for Hands-On Fun. Gareth Stevens, 1997. Curric. 507.8 H669k 

Katz, Phyllis. Great Science Fair Projects. Watts, 1992. Curric. 507 K19g

Lampton, Christopher. Bathtubs, Slides, Roller Coaster Rails: Simple Machines That Are Really Inclined Planed. Millbrook Press, 1991. Curric. 621.8 L239b

Lampton, Christopher. Marbles, Roller Skates, Doorknobs: Simple Machines That Are Really Wheels. Millbrook Press, 1991. Curric. 621.8 L239m 

Lampton, Christopher. Seesaws, Nutcrackers, Brooms: Simple Machines That Are Really Levers. Millbrook Press, 1991. Curric. 621.8 L239s

McVey, Vicki. The Sierra Club Book of Weatherwisdom. Little, Brown, 1991. Curric. 551.5 M176s

Milord, Susan. The Kids' Nature Book: 365 Indoors/Outdoor Activities and Experiences. Gareth Stevens, 1997. Curric. 508 M661k 1997 

Ollerenshaw, Chris. Levers. Gareth Stevens, 1994. Curric. 621.8 O49L

Ontario Science Centre. Foodworks: Over 100 Science Activities and Fascinating Facts that Explore the Magic of Food. Addison-Wesley, 1987. Curric. 641.3 F686

Ontario Science Centre. Science Express: 50 Scientific Stunts from the Ontario Science Centre. Addison-Wesley, 1991. Curric. 507.8 G618s

Rainis, Kenneth. Blood and DNA Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments. Enslow, 2006. Curric. 363.25 R157b

Rainis, Kenneth. Forgery: Crime-Solving Science Experiments. Enslow, 2006. Curric. 363.25 R157f

Schwartz, Linda. Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environment. Curric. 301.31 S399e 

Seed, Deborah. Water Science. Addison-Wesley, 1992. Curric. 553.7 S451w

VanCleave, Janice. Janice VanCleave's 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird and Fun Experiments. Wiley, 1993. Curric. 507 V222j

Wiese, Jim.  Head to Toe Science: Over 40 Eye-Popping, Spine-Tingling, Heart-Pounding Activities that Teach Kids About the Human Body.  Wiley, 2000.  Curric. 500 W6511h 

Wilkes, Angela. My First Nature Book. Knopf, 1990. Curric. 508 W682m 

Williams, John. Projects with Flight. Gareth Stevens, 1992. Curric. 629.13 W724p 

Williams, John. Projects with Time. Gareth Stevens, 1992. Curric. 529 W724p 

Williams, John. Projects with Water. Gareth Stevens, 1992. Curric. 532 W724p 

Williams, John. Projects with Wheels. Gareth Stevens, 1991. Curric. 621.8 W724p

Zubrowski, Bernie. Blinkers and Buzzers: Building and Experimenting with Electricity and Magnetism. Morrow, 1991. Curric. 537 Z93b


Curriculum Bulletins

Barrett, Katharine. Schoolyard Ecology. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 574.5 L42s

Beals, Kevin. Environmental Detectives. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 574.5 L42e

Brown, Sam. Bubbles, Rainbows, and Worms: Science Experiments for Preschool Children. Gryphon House, 2004. Curric. Bulletin 500 G89b2

Carson, Mary.  Easy Science Activity Journals: Reproducible Journal Pages with Instant No-Mess Mini Experiments that Invite Kids to Learn and Write About Weather, Human Body, Space, and Other Science Topics You Teach.  Scholastic, 2003.  Curric. Bulletin 500 S414e

Echols, Jean. Ant Homes Under the Ground. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2005. Curric. Bulletin 500 L42a

Flagg, Ann.  Teaching Science with Favorite Picture Books. Scholastic, 2002. Curric. Bulletin 500 S414t

Fredericks, Anthony. Investigating Natural Disasters through Children's Literature: An Integrated Approach. Teacher Ideas Press, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 550 T2531i

Gates, Julie. Consider the Earth: Environmental Activities for Grades 4-8. Teacher Ideas Press, 1999. Curric. Bulletin 574.5 T211c

Glandon, Shan. Caldecott Connections to Science. Libraries Unlimited, 2000. Curric. Bulletin 500 L693c

Gould, Alan. The Real Reasons for Seasons: Sun-Earth Connections: Unraveling Misconceptions about the Earth and Sun. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2004. Curric. Bulletin 500 L42r

Griffin, Sherri. My Big World of Wonder: Activities for Learning abut Nature and Using Natural Resources Wisely. Redleaf Press, 2004. Curric. Bulletin 372.3 R317m

Halversen, Catherine. Ocean Currents. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 550 L42o

Investigating Fire Ecology in Ponderosa Pine Forests: A Field Guide for Sixth Grad Teachers. National Park Service, 2004.Curric. Bulletin 574.5 U525i

Kessler, James. Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter Through Inquiry.  American Chemical Society, 2003. Curric. Bulletin 540 A41i

Life through Time: Evolutionary Activities for Grades 5-8. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2003. Curric. Bulletin 574 L42L

Living with a Star: From Sunscreen to Space Weather: Teacher's Guide for Grades 6-8. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2003. Curric. Bulletin 520 L42L

Norris, Jill. Science Experiments for Young Learners. Evan-Moor, 2000. Curric. Bulletin 500 E923s

Parks as Classrooms Curriculum Guide: Exploring Geology, Formation of Great Falls: A Study in Earth Science. Great Falls Park, 2005. Curric. Bulletin 550 U525p

Russel, Helen. Ten-Minute Field Trips: A Teacher's Guide to using the School for Environmental Studies. NSTA Press, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 574.5 N28t

Schmidt, Victor. Teaching Science with Everyday Things. Kendall/Hunt, 2002. Curric. Bulletin 500 K33t

Schneider, Cary. River Cutters. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 1999. Curric. Bulletin 550 L42r

Sobey, Edwin. Loco-Motion: Physics Models for the Classroom. Zephry Press, 2005. Curric. Bulletin 530 Z57L

Sutter, Debra.  Moons of Jupiter. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2003. Curric. Bulletin 520 L42m

365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials. Sterling, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 500 S83t

Tolman, Marvin. Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Jossey-Bass, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 550 J84h

Tree Homes. Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 500 L42t

Virus and the Whale: Exploring Evolution in Creatures Small and Large. NSTA Press, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 576.8 N265v

Warren, Patricia.  Exploring Ecology: 49 Ready-to-Use Activities for Grades 4-8. NSTA Press, 2005. Curric. Bulletin 574.5 N265e

Whitley, Peggy. 99 Jumpstarts for Kids Science Research. Libraries Unlimited, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 500 L693n

Yeany, Bruce. If You Build It, They Will Learn: 17 Devices for Demonstrating Physical Science. NSTA Press, 2006. Curric. Bulletin 530 N265i 

Sample Texts 

Aarons, Trudy. 101 Science Activities. Communication Skill Builders, 1984. Curric. Text 372.21 C73 O58 

Abbott, Martil. Clouds, Rain, Wind, and Snow. Fearon, 1991. Curric. Text 551.5 F29 C64 

Abruscato, Joseph. The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities: For Kids of All Ages. Good Year Books, 1991. Curric. Text 500 S42 W62 1991

Bittinger, Gayle. 1-2-3 Science: Science Activities for Working with Young Children. Warren Publishing, 1993. Curric. Text 500 W29 O58

DeBruin, Jerome E. Creative Hands on Science Experiences Using Free and Inexpensive Materials. Good Apple, 1980. Curric. Text 500 G64 C91 gr. K-6 

Echaore-Yoon, Susan. Janus Earth Science. Globe Fearon, 1996. Curric. Text 550 G563 J33

Echols, Jean. Elephants and Their Young: Teacher's Guide. Lawrence Hall of Science, 2001.  Curric. Text 500 L42 E39

Echols, Jean. Ladybugs. University of California, 1996. Curric. Text 500 L42 L15

FOSS Science Stories, Grade K. Delta Education, 2003. Curric. Text 500 D36 F75 Gr. K
    Animals Two By Two
    Fabric
    Trees
    Wood and Paper

FOSS Science Stories, Grades 1-2. Delta Education, 2001.  Curric. Text 500 D36 F75 Gr. 1-2
    Air and Weather
    Balance and Motion
    Insects
    New Plants
    Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
    Solids and Liquids

FOSS Science Stories, Grades 3-4. Delta Education, 2000.  Curric. Text 500 D36 F75, Gr. 3-4
    Earth Materials
    Human Body
    Ideas and Inventions
    Magnetism and Electricity
    Measurement
    Physics of Sound
    Structures of Life
    Water

FOSS Science Stories, Grades 5-6. Delta Education, 2000.  Curric. Text 500 D36 F75 Gr. 5-6
    Environments
    Food and Nutrition
    Landforms
    Levers and Pulleys
    Mixtures and Solutions
    Models and Designs
    Solar Energy
    Variables

Frank, Marjorie. 202 Science Investigations: Exciting Adventures in Earth, Life and Physical Sciences. Incentive Publication, 1990. Curric. Text 500 I36 T97 

Friedland, Mary. Janus Life Science. Globe Fearon, 1996. Curric. Text 574 G563 J33

Gartrell, Jack. Earth: The Water Plant. National Science Teachers Association, 1992. Curric. Text 550 N265 E12

Graf, Mike. The Weather Report: Lesson Plans, Worksheets, and Experiments. Fearon, 1989. Curric. Text 551.5 F29 W36

Hansen, Thor. Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities. NSTA Press, 2006. Curric. Text 560 N278 A24

Insights: An Elementary Hands-On Inquiry Science Curriculum. Kendall/Hunt, 1997. Curric. Text 500 K33 I59

Lewis, James. Hocus Pocus Stir & Cook: The Kitchen Science Magic Book. Simon & Schuster, 1991. Curric. Text 500 M48 H68

Lobb, Nancy. The Five Senses. Janus Book Publishers, 1982. Curric. Text 500 J36 S41 no. 2-A

Middle School Science and Technology. Kendall/Hunt, 1999. Curric. Text 500 K33 M62 

Roettger, Doris. Bugs and Other Insects. Fearon, 1991. Curric. Text 500 F29 B93 

Roettger, Doris. Growing Up Healthy. Fearon, 1992. Curric. Text 613 F29 G88 

Roettger, Doris. Weather Watch. Fearon, 1992. Curric. Text 500 F29 W36 

Seaman, Rosie. Focus on Winter. Fearon, 1992. Curric. Text 500 F29 F66

Sherwood, Elizabeth. More Mudpies to Magnets: Science for Young Children. Gryphon, 1990. Curric. Text 500 G89 M83

STAR: Science Technology and Reading. Kendall/Hunt, 1996. Curric. Text 500 R285 S79

Water, Stones and Fossil Bones: Earth Science Activities for Elementary and Middle Level Grades. National Science Teachers Association, 1991. Curric. Text 550 N265 W31


Thesis

Newton, Ruth. Interdisciplinary Science Curriculum with a Cultural Focus for Ojibwe Native American First Grade Students. Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2001. Thesis 1547 

       

To find books similar to the ones on this bibliography, try these subject terms on the online catalog:
CHEMISTRY - EXPERIMENTS
EARTH SCIENCES - STUDY AND TEACHING
ECOLOGY - EXPERIMENTS
ECOLOGY - STUDY AND TEACHING
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION - EXPERIMENTS
EVOLUTION - BIOLOGY
MACHINERY - EXPERIMENTS
NATURE STUDY
OCEANOGRAPHY - STUDY AND TEACHING
OUTDOOR EDUCATION
PHYSICS - EXPERIMENTS
PHYSICS - STUDY AND TEACHING  (ELEMENTARY)
SCIENCE - EXPERIMENTS
SCIENCE - PROBLEMS, EXERCISES
SCIENCE PROJECTS
SCIENCE - STUDY AND TEACHING (ELEMENTARY)
SCIENCE - STUDY AND TEACHING (PRIMARY)
SCIENTIFIC RECREATIONS
SOLAR ENERGY - STUDY AND TEACHING   


Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, 7/08.