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A Pill Bug’s Life

John Himmelman

Have you ever wondered how some of nature’s smallest creatures spend their days? Here’s your chance to take a scientifically accurate peek at the world from their point of view. The striking illustrations and lively story-line in this book follow a pill bug as it hunts for food, faces its enemies, and interacts with humans. This book pairs well with lessons on forest ecology, compost, and soil health.

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Raise fish and grow salad greens in your classroom! This kit guides students through an investigation of what plants and animals need in order to survive, nutrient cycling, and how organisms interact in an ecosystem. This kit includes clear tubs, an overflow drain kit, submersible fountain pump, flexible tubing, clay pellets, a glow light, a timer, a water test kit, ammonium chloride, a thermometer, seeds, fish food, a fish net, an aquarium cave, and a construction and maintenance guide. Fish and water must be provided by the educator. Explore the companion lesson here.

This item is loaned out on a yearly basis, and must be returned in June at the end of the academic year. This item is too large to be mailed and must be picked up from the Washington County office in Hillsboro.

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Bees – A True Book

Elaine Landau

All of the basics about bees can be found in this book. Students will learn about anatomy, beekeeping, what bees make for us, and so much more. Easy to read, with lots of pictures, this book will have students buzzing about bees!

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Busy, Buzzy Bees

Allan Fowler

Learn interesting facts about bees — including the different jobs they do, how they make honey, and how they help flowers grow.

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Carbon Cycling Poster

Threemile Canyon Farms

This poster illustrates the carbon cycle in detail with descriptions and pictures at each step. This item does not need to be returned.

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Chicken – Life Cycles

David M. Schwartz

This short book shows the entire life cycle of a chicken, from being laid as an egg, to a fully mature chicken.

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Ruth Heller’s prose and pictures are the perfect means for discovering the variety of oviparous animals and their unique ways of laying eggs.

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From Egg to Chicken

Dr. Gerald Legg

An illustrated timeline along with a list of chicken facts adds to the effectiveness of this book. The detail in the illustrations provides a starting point for discussion and further exploration.

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From Seed to Pumpkin

Allan Fowler

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

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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.

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