MyLibraryNYC_Science: Earth Materials (Gr. 2)
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Annotation:Join Buddy (the bear) and his mom on a rock walk at the Nature Center. Introduces young students to different kinds of rock, erosion and petrology through accessible narrative and illustrations and photographs.
Annotation:Hand-colored photographs accompany Peggy Christian’s prose about the different kinds of rocks perhaps already familiar to children—the kinds for skipping, resting, and drawing. A great supplement to some of the more technical resources mentioned above. Check out the accompanying lesson plan, courtesy of PBS. (Pgs.17-18.) http://to.pbs.org/siLEOT
Annotation:Features beautiful photographs of rocks that look like letters of the alphabet. An artistic introduction to a unit on rocks.
Annotation:Doreen Cronin’s funny, diary-style account of the challenges and benefits of a being a worm. Students can listen and read along to this book through NYPL’s Tumble Book database. http://bit.ly/rSV6Wg Also available (with a nonfiction companion) through Bookflix. http://bit.ly/trFNp3
Annotation:Lots of great fun facts and information are provided in this well-titled book by Paulette Bourgois. Recommended as as a reference for teachers and librarians.
Annotation:Part of Scholastic’s True Book Series. Some of the language and concepts may be a bit sophisticated for 2nd graders, but the content and experiments are rich and worth exploring.