Backyard Biology

Backyard Biology

Investigate Habitats Outside your Door With 25 Projects

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Presents basic biological facts about the plants, animals, and microorganisms that can be found in a backyard or nearby park and provides instructions for twenty-five projects that explore different aspects of this ecosystem.

Perseus Publishing
Life is everywhere, thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet—in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic. And life is right outside your door! Backyard Biology invites children ages 9 and up to investigate living things—especially in yards, parks, nature areas, and playgrounds. Trivia and fun facts bring animals, plants, and microorganisms to life, in all their wonder.

Readers become Nature Detectives with activities and projects that encourage children to make discoveries. Children will construct a plankton net to collect pond samples, and they’ll grow microorganisms in a Winogradsky Column. They’ll discover what mystery plants sprout from collected soil samples and build a rolypoly habitat. When children experiment with phototropism and geotropism, they'll discover the ways plants move. In Backyard Biology, children will scout out different habitats to observe and investigate—and do their part to protect them.

& Taylor

An introduction to basic biology concepts reveals engaging facts about microorganism, plant and animal life in backyards, introducing elementary principles and scientific processes through a variety of projects, including growing yeast to blow up a balloon, testing seed growth in various soils and preparing a habitat for bugs. By the author of Tundra. Simultaneous.

Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781619301511
Characteristics: 122 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hetland, Beth


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