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Fall into Math, Science  K-1  seasons, holidays

Glide into Winter   K-1  winter, holidays

Spring into Math, Science  K-1  plants, holidays

Sense-Able Science   K-1  explore 5 senses

Primarily Plants   K-3  plant studies

Primarily Physics   K-3  sound, light, heat

Cycles of Knowing,Growing  1-3  cyclical changes of life

Primarily Earth   K-3  earth, air, water

Under Construction   K-2  building, variables, data

Water, Precious Water  2-6  cycles, treatment, distribution

Exploring Environments  K-6  ecosystems

Critters     K-6  classification, biomes, food chains

Primarily Bears   K-6  math concepts

Bats Incredible   2-4  adaptation, diversity

Hard-Hatting in a Geo World  3-5  structures, measurement, geometry

Jaw Breakers, Heart Thumpers 3-5  food/nutrition, human body

Popping with Power   3-5  energy sources, conservation

The Budding Botanist   3-6  seeds, plants, plant cell

Field Detectives   3-6  habitats around schoolyard

Overhead and Underfoot  3-5  weather, environment

Just For the Fun of It   4-8  collection of mathematical investigations

Soap Film and Bubbles  4-9  soap film behavior

Finding Your Bearings  4-9  geography, science, math integration

Math + Science   5-9  math, science integration

The Sky’s the Limit   5-9  aerodynamics

From Head to Toe   5-9  human body, systems

Floaters and Sinkers   5-9  density

Fun with Food    5-9  analysis of common foods

Down to Earth    5-9  geology, meteorology, oceanography

Pieces and Patterns   5-9  process skills

Our Wonderful World   5-9  environmental studies

Out of this World   4-8  solar system, astronomy

Magnificent Microworld Adventures 4-9  microscope activities

Machine Shop    5-9  simple machines

Through the Eyes of Explorers 5-9  math, science, history integration

Brick Layers    4-9  use with LEGO DACTA kits,engineering

Off the Wall Science   3-9  hodge-podge of activities

Mostly Magnets   2-8  behavior of magnets

Electrical Connections  4-9  static electricity, circuits, conduction

Just for the Fun of It   4-9  math activities, problem solving

Teaching Science with Everyday K-12  practical help

Historical Connections in Math(I) 4-10  history and math integration, 

Historical Connections in Math(II) 4-10              biographies, quotes, 

Historical Connections in Math(III) 4-10  anecdotes with activities

Actions with Fractions  4-9  helps to visualize fractional parts

Gravity Rules    5-12  with video, uses sky-diving to teach

GEMS BOOKS INVENTORY (Great Explorations in Math and Science)

Eggs Eggs Everywhere                       pre-K-1                   life cycle, habitats, form and function

Investigating Artifacts                         K-6                          anthropology, archeology

Mystery Festival                                  2-8                           forensic science

Ocean Currents                                  5-8                           oceanography, pollution

Color Analyzers                                   5-9                           properties of light and color

Dry Ice Investigations                      6-8                           phase change, behavior of gases

Plate Tectonics                                     6-8                           earth science

Acid Rain                                              6-8                           acid-base, buffers, environmental issues

Convection                                           6-9                           heat transfer

Wizard’s Lab                                        all ages                   interactive exhibits on motion, waves, electricity, etc.



Berger, Melvin and Gilda, 1998.  Do Stars Have Points?  New York:  Scholastic Inc.  
Esbensen, Barbara J., 1988.  The Star Maiden.  Boston:  Little, Brown, and Co. 
(0316249556)  (2)
Krupp, E. C., 1989.  The Big Dipper and You.  New York: A Mulberry Paperback Book. (0-688-07191-0)
Rabe, Tish, 1999.  There’s No Place Like Space.  New York:  Random House.  (0679891153)
VanCleave, 1991.  Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  (0-471-53573-7)


Cole, Joanna.  The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor.  Scholastic, Inc., 1992.  
  (0-590-41431-3)  with CD-Rom component
Hawes, Judy.  Fireflies in the Night.  Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.  (0-069-44501-1)
Hines, Anna Grossnickle.  Miss Emma’s Wild Garden.  Greenwillow Books, 1997.  
Hughes, Sarah Anne; Stebbins, Robert & Conant, Roger.  Reptiles and Amphibians: 
Peterson Field Guide Coloring Book.  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.  
Fotheringham, Nick, Brunenmeister, Susan.  Beachcomber’s Guide to the Gulf Coast 
 Marine Life.  Gulf Publishing, 1980.  (0-87201-186-0)
Sarquis, Mickey.  Exploring Matter with Toys: Using and Understanding the Senses.  Terrific Science Press, 1997. (0-07-064724-0).
McLaurin, Thad H.  Insects.  The Education Center, 2000.  (1-56234-388-2)
Ortleb, Edward P. & Cadice, Richard.  Birds.  Milken Publishing Company, 1991.  (1-55863-054-6)
Pallotta, Jerry, 1986.  The Icky Bug Alphabet Book.  Watertown, Ma: Charlesbridge Publishing.
Pfister, Marcus.  Rainbow Fish and the Blue Whale.  New York: North-South Books.  (0-7358-1009-5).
Rogers, Kirsteen, 1998.  The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope.   Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 1.  London: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Selsam, Millicent E. & Goor, Ronald.  Backyard Insects.  Scholastic, 1981. 
Tate, Suzanne.  Teaching Guide for Nature Series Books:  Great Sharky Shark, Tammy 
   Turtle, Mary Manatee, Katie K. Whale, Perky Pelican. Nags Head Art, 1995. (1-878405-11-X)
Tolman, Marvin, Morton, James.  Life Science Activities for Gardes 2-8.  Parker, 1986.  


Parratore, Phil.  Chemistry.  Creative Teaching Press, 1995.  (CTP2806)
                          Hands-on experiments; Interdisciplinary activities, grades 4-8.
Sarquis, Jerry L., Sarquis, Mickey, & Williams, John P.  Teaching Chemistry with Toys:           Activites for Grades K-9.  Learning Triangle Press, 1995. (0-07-064722-4)
VanCleave, Janice.  Chemistry for Every Kid.  Wiley and Sons, 1989. (0471-50974-4) 
                          101 Easy Experiments That Really Work.


National Air and Space Museum.  Weather or Not?  1989.
Ortleb, Edward P. (1986).  Weather.  St. Louis: Milliken Publishing Co.
Tolman, Marvin, Morton, James.  Earth Science Activities for Grades 2-8.  Parker, 1986.  
VanCleave, Janice.  Earth Science for Every Kid.  Wiley and Sons, 1991. (0-471-53010-7)
                          101 Easy Experiments That Really Work.


Alison, Linda & Weston, Martha, 1994.  Pint-Size Science: Finding-Out Fun for You and Your Young Child.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (0-316-03467-3) 
Bennett, Andrea T. & Kessler, James H.  Apples, Bubbles, and Crystals: Your Science
ABC’s.  McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1996.  (0-07-005827-X)
Butzow, Carol. M. & Butzow, John W.  Science Through Children’s Literature: An               Integrated Approach.  Teacher Ideas Press, 1989.  (0-87287-667-5)
Cothron, Julia, Giese, Ronald, Rezba, Richard.  Science Experiments by the Hundreds.  
  Kendall/Hunt, 1996.  (0-7872-1574-0)  Includes ideas and methodology for 
  Science Fair projects.
Edom, Helen & Woodward, Kate, 1992.  Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 1.  London: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Edom, Helen, Butterfield, Moira, Heddle, Rebecca, & Unwin, Mike, 1992.  Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 2.  London: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Fleming, Michael.  Science Teacher’s Instant Labs Kit.  Prentice Hall, 1992.  
  (0-87628-861-1)  Contains 40 complete lab investigations for grades 7-12.
Hann, Judith.  How Science Works.  Reader’s Digest, 1991.  (0-89577-382-1)
Heddle, Rebecca & Shipton, Paul, 1993.  Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 3.  London: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Holzinger, Philip.  The House of Science.  Wiley and Sons, 1990.  (0-471-50061-5
Activities for all areas of science, plus math, geography.
Levine, Shar & Johnstone, Leslie.  Science Around the World: Travel Through Time and 
Space with Fun Experiments and Projects.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.  
McGill, Ormond.  Science Magic: 101 Experiments You Can Do.  Prentice Hall, 1984.
Mozelle, Shirley.  Zack’s Alligator: An I Can Read Book.  Harper Collins, 1989.  (0-06-444186-5)  
Schecter, Deborah.  Science Art: Projects and Activities that Teach Science Concepts and Develop Process Skills.  Scholastic, 1997. (0-590-89643-1)
Silver, Donald M.  One Small Square: Cave.  McGraw-Hill, 1993.  (0-07-057929-6)
Smith, Alistair (Ed.), 1996.  The Usborne Big Book of Experiments.  Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 1.  London: Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Unesco.  700 Science Experiments for Everyone.  Doubleday, 1958. (0-385-05275-8)
VanCleave, Janice. Science Around the Year.  John Wiley & Sons, 2000.  (0-471-33096-5).


American Red Cross.  Standard First Aid.  Mosby Lifeline, 1993. (0-8016-7065-9)
Atlanta Audubon Society.  Natural Selections, A Guide to Great Science and Nature 
  Outings in Georgia.  Apple Corps., 1993.
Beak, Nick.  Detective Fun.  Dastardly Disguises and Sneaky Surprises.  Lorenz Books, 
  1997.  (1-85967-527-1)
Berenstain, Stan and Jan.  The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore).  Random 
  House, 1991.  (0-679-82351-4)
DiSpezio, Michael A.  Optical illusion magic: Visual tricks and amusements.  Sterling 
Publishing Co, 1999.  (0-8069-6087-6). 
Eastman, P.D.  Are You My Mother?  Beginner Books, Random House, 1960. 
Foa, Emma.  Let’s Celebrate: Fun things to make and do for special days and holidays. 
 Flying Frog Publishing.  (1-57755-360-8).
Frank, Steven.  The Everything Study Book.  Adams Media Corp., 1996. (1-55850-615-2)
Herbert, Don.  Mr. Wizard’s 400 Experiments in Science.  Book Lab, 1968. (87594-012-9)
Jones, Charlotte.  Fingerprints and Talking Bones.  How Real Life Crimes are Solved.  
  Yearling, 1997.  (0-440-41318-4)
Kiernan, Denise.  Sports Math. Scholastic, 1999.  (0-590-21966-9).
King, David C.  Civil War Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  1999.  (0-471-24612-3)
King, David C.  Colonial Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  1998.  (0-471-16168-3)
King, David C.  Wild West Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  1998.  (0-471-23919-4)
King, David C.  Pioneer Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  1997.  (0-471-16169-1)
King, David C.  Victorian Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  2000.  (0-471-33122-8)
King, David C.  World War II Days.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  2000.  (0-471-37101-7)
Koch, Gustave.  “Science Kit” Junior.  1957.  (Science Fair grades 1-3)
Markle, Sandra.  Creepy, Spooky Science.  Hyperion, 1996.  (0-7868-1088-2)
    Icky, Squishy Science.  Hyperion, 1996.  (0-7868-1087-4)
McLoughlin Bros.  The Magic Mirror.
NSTA.  Science Fairs and Projects.  1985.  (0-87355-072-2)
Rowling, J.K.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  Scholastic Inc., 1999.  
Science Series.  How to Do Science Fair Projects.  Evan-Moor, 1996.  Grades 4-6
Wittels, Harriet & Greisman, Joan.  The clear and simple thesaurus dictionary.  Scholastic      
Inc,  1971.  (0-590-52593-X). 
World Book.  Make it Work!  Science Fair.  Scholastic, 1998.  (0-7166-4499-1)


National Energy Foundation.  Teach with Energy.  FUNdamental Energy, Electricity, and 
                                                 Science Lessons for Grades K-3.  1990.
Taylor, Beverley A.P., Poth, James, & Portman, Dwight J.  Teaching Physics with Toys:           Activites for Grades K-9.  Learning Triangle Press, 1995. (0-07-064721-6).
Scholastic Place Science.  How Matter Changes.  Exploring the Structure of Matter.
 Scholastic, Inc., 1995.  Includes:
Parker, Steve.  Marie Curie and Radium.
Today’s World.  The World of the Atom.

Taylor, Barbara.  Over the Rainbow.  The Science of Color and Light.  
Random House, 1991. (0-679-82041-8)
Tolman, Marvin, Morton, James.  Physical Science Activities for Grades 2-8.  Parker, 
1986.  (0-13-669797-6)
VanCleave, Janice.  Physics for Every Kid.  Wiley and Sons, 1991. (0-471-52505-7)
101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound.


Dockterman, David.  Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom.  Tom Snyder 
  Productions, 1991. 
Teaching Technology, Inc.  A Year of the Internet Thematic Units.  1996.  Elementary.
Wingate, Philippa.  The Internet for Beginners.  Scholastic, Inc., Usborne.