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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Series: Explore Your World
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Nomad Press (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934670804
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934670804
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Library Media Connection
"This book is a great tool for elementary and middle school teachers. Each chapter discusses a life cycle, has Words to Know, and a sidebar called Did You Know? The chapters simply discuss ideas with vocabulary words set out in bold print. The chapters have fun recipes for snacks and suggestions for projects. The b&w illustrations are simple but support and enhance the text. This book was enjoyable to read, and I wanted to go find some children and try some of the experiments with them. Science teachers and anyone interested in science will find it a fun book to work with. Recommended"

Science Books and Films
"As its title suggests, this book explores life cycles in organisms ranging from fungi to humans. Its six chapters treat multiple topics, including the continuity of life across generations, scientific classification, birth in invertebrates, germination in plants, growth, metamorphosis, decay, and environmental disruption. Children ages 6-10, especially those with a science bent, will respond to this title's kid-friendly layout. The book has the look and feel of a coloring book; it is meant to be marked up and personalized. Its many quirky factoids will appeal to young science buffs, and the rapidly paced shift from background information to hands-on activities combats the boredom factor. This book is good for parents when kids complain, 'I don't have anything to do.'"

Children's Literature
"There's no distance between Ms Reilly's text and the kids she is addressing. She pulls them in with questions at the beginning of each chapter, questions that they can relate to: "Can you remember when you were younger? You were smaller, sure. And you probably couldn't do many things that you can do now. Maybe you couldn't ride a two-wheeler yet, or write a thank-you note card, or climb the monkey bars at the playground." She holds their attention by comparing the familiar to less familiar lives of plants and animals that the readers may not know about yet. Finally, she offers engaging activities that solidify the ideas presented. In addition to an overview of life cycles, her topics include: the systems of classification; how babies (including seedlings) enter the world; how all of these organisms grow to maturity; and threats to life cycles. Early science books don't get too much better than this. This book will be welcomed by teachers as students study life cycles in their classroom as well as by parents who may have fun with the activities, including Insect Life Cycle Snack Mix, a Mealworm Nursery, and tree measuring, done from the ground. Illustrations provide humor, and fun facts are offered throughout the book.

Learning Magazine Resources for Successful Teaching has included Explore Life Cycles! in their back-to-school resource guide.

"An eye-catching combination of cartoons, facts, and projects helps children learn about the changes plants and animals experience throughout their lives. Activities in the book—such as growing topsy-turvy plants and making a mealworm nursery—bring the mysteries of life right into your classroom!"

From the Back Cover

Explore Life Cycles! takes kids on an amazing journey, where they'll learn about the changes plants and animals experience throughout their lives. Kids ages 6–9 will discover what happens inside those magical cocoons to transform a caterpillar into a butterfly. They'll explore how frogs breathe underwater as tadpoles, then use lungs as an adult. Explore Life Cycles! will examine how plants and animals are born, develop, and live their lives.

Activities range from creating edible life cycles of insects to making a mealworm nursery. Using an eye-catching combination of cartoons, fun facts, and exciting projects, Explore Life Cycles! will bring the mysteries of life right into kids’ hands. Explore Life Cycles! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Rempel on May 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
Once again I have the privilege to introduce you to another fantastic resource for Elementary Science. Explore Life Cycles has six fantastic chapters:

1. Introduction

2. An Endless Cycle

3. Does It Have A Face?

4. Here Comes Baby

5. Grow, Baby, Grow

6. The Cycle Continues

7. Threats To Life Cycle

The illustrations within the book are fantastic, and I think my children loved them more than anything. At only 4.5 and 2.5 years of age, this book is a little above them in a lot of ways. However, I was able to modify a couple of the activities (there a some in each chapter) including Life Cycle Viewing Strips, Make Your Own See Through Egg, and Make Your Own Oil Spill Experiment.

This is an absolutely fantastic resource that will highly supplement any Elementary Science and Home School Curriculum.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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By Sarah Wilder on January 30, 2014
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We are looking forward to using this to supplement our textbook's unit on life cycles. Looks likes a great addition!
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This book has so many projects and ideas that I have already tried. The illustrations and the directions are simple and yet thorough. This book does a good job exposing children to science vocabulary.
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By Janice M Scheitlin on March 31, 2011
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We really have enjoyed this book. The illustrations are great and make it an excellent tool for learning. Both children and adults enjoy it.
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By Tara on August 20, 2014
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Lots of good information.
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