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Mudpies to Magnets
A Pre-school Science Curriculum. Here are 112 ready-to-use science experiments for the very young. Each provides direct, hands-on learning activities which young children can experience themselves. Includes Science Centre Activities, Construction & Measurement, Circle Time Activities, Scientific Art, Wet & Messy Science, Health & Nutrition, Outdoor Science, etc. Ages 2 to 6 if teacher/parent demonstrates, ages 6 and up for hands-on. 157 pages.
BOOK.009             $24.95 each

More Mudpies to Magnets
Science for Young Children. Develop basic science skills with these hands-on activities that will capture the imagination of young children. Sections include: Colours, Crystals and Creations (Chemistry Beginnings); How Things Work (First Physics); Digging in the Dirt (Earth Explorations); How Hot, How Cold, How Windy, How Wet (Weather Watchers); Aerial Acrobatics (Flight and Space); Roots and Shoots (All About Plants); Houses for "Snugs", Hideouts for Hamsters (Animal Adventures); How Much, How Far, How Many (Mathworks). Ages 2 to 8 if teacher/parent demonstrates, ages 8 and up if hands-on. 205 pages.
BOOK.016             $24.95 each

Edmonton Science Fun Guide
Similar to the Calgary Science Fun Guide, but organizations are Edmontonian-like. Great for kids and adults alike. A science A to Z of where to go and what to do, from astronomy to zoology. Also 60 hands-on science activities! 151 pages.
BOOK.025             $14.95 each

Greater Vancouver Science Fun Guide
Lists key organizations in the Lower Mainland involved in science and nature activities, from beekeeping to the symphony! This terrific resource guide puts you in touch with groups offering science experiences. Places to go, clubs to join, as well as over 70 simple and fun hands-on activities you can try at home or in the classroom. Compiled by Science World. 159 pages.
BOOK.028             $12.95

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South Vancouver Island Earth Science Fun Guide
Kids and adults are guaranteed fun as they discover how science works in the world around them. An excellent reference book for exploring earth science and nature in the south Vancouver Island area. Full of useful information on earth science clubs and facilities on south Vancouver Island, as well as where to go and what to do including caves, earthquakes, fossils, glaciers, landslides, oceans, rocks and weather. Over 40 hands-on activities. 135 pages.
BOOK.027             $12.95

Fossils, A Golden Guide
A Pocket guide to prehistoric life, 481 illustrations in colour. Life Past & Present, Introduction to Fossils, Fossils for Amateurs, Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Plants. 160 pages.
BOOK.007             $7.95 each

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Digging Dinosaurs
The story of the search that unravelled the mystery of baby dinosaurs. An excellent account of how palaeontology field work is conducted, and how the bones, nests, eggs and babies of the "Good Mother Lizards" (Maiasaurs) were discovered in Montana in the late 1970s and 1980s and excavated by famous palaeontologist John Horner. 210 pages, suitable for ages 14 through adult.
BOOK.014             $9.95 each

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Magnetic Wand Discovery Guide
Written to go with our popular Magnetic Wand, item MGNT.02. Covers history and modern uses of magnets, also has 15 experiments/games. 24 pages.
BOOK.015             $4.95 each

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For more excellent books, be sure to visit our page describing the popular TOPS Units.   There you will find dozens of books covering specific areas of science and math education such as Electricity, Magnetism, Probability, Animal Survival, Rocks & Minerals, Planets & Stars, etc.  All the TOPS books contain science or math activities that use simple materials easily found around the home or classroom like paper clips, rubber bands, baby food jars, soup cans, etc.  Only a very small amount, if any, equipment needs to be purchased and this varies from Unit to Unit.  Items such as a small magnifier, a magnet, some simple chemicals, etc. are available from Science Is... if you don't have access to them elsewhere.  Click here: TOPS PAGE to see the excellent TOPS units. 

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