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How a Plant Grows

Bobbie Kalman

How A Plant Grows introduces children to the amazing lives of plants– from their beginnings, through their growth, to reproduction and death.

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The Beeman

Laurie Krebs, Valerie Cis

Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. The companion book to the Busy Bees lesson plan and the Busy Bees Kit. Please check the kit out separately.

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Plant Life

Peter Riley

Introduces basic scientific principles of botany and plant physiology and presents experiments to show how they work.

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Plants and Flowers

Sally Hewitt

Discusses the elements that make plants grow, the structure of flowering plants, and the way they reproduce, and offers experiments and activities to demonstrate the principles in the text.

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Emerging readers will enjoy the simple text that describes how a seed grows into a pumpkin. Large print, colorful pictures and bolded vocabulary words make this book easy for students to read and understand. This book will need to be returned.

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Plant The Tiny Seed

Christie Matheson

This colorful and playful book will help young students better understand how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. By tapping, clapping, waving, and more, young readers can join in on the action! Christie Matheson masterfully combines the wonder of the natural world with the interactivity of reading.

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A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter. Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep. This book needs to be returned. 

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“Sometimes bees can be a bit rude.
They fly in your face and prance on your food.”

And yet… without bees, we might not have strawberries for shortcakes or avocados for tacos!

Shabazz Larkin’s The Thing About Bees is a Norman Rockwell-inspired Sunday in the park, a love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat.

Children are introduced to different kinds of bees, “how not to get stung,” and how the things we fear are often things we don’t fully understand.

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In “Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive,” bee expert Stephen Buchmann takes readers on an incredible tour. Enter a beehive–one part nursery, one part honey factory, one part queen bee sanctum–then fly through backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts where wildflowers bloom. This book needs to be returned. 

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The Incredible Egg – 4-H Classroom Curriculum Guide

Oregon State University Extension

This unique educational unit integrates the concept of chick embryology into easy-to-use math, science, and language arts lesson plans. One of the unique features of this educational unit is that you do not have to incubate eggs to achieve the learning objectives (although hatching chicks in your classroom will definitely enhance the lessons). Oregon State University Extension Service developed the materials. Some county OSU Extension Office may help locate fertile eggs and provide the necessary equipment.

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