Science - Gr. 2.A - Exploring liquids

Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education: Students learn about the nature of liquids and the interactions of liquids with other materials. They explore liquids by examining droplets, by watching liquids trickle down slopes, by investigating flow rates and by observing liquid interactions with a variety of materials...
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.On British Columbia's northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters--the source of three of British Columbia's largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves? Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. Gr.3-8

The book Cloudwalker. A legend of the formation of the Skeena, Nass, and Stikine rivers by Roy Henry Vickers & Lucky Budd. Available at Hamilton Library: Call VIC

WEBSITE: Water topics for Water Science School from USGS  Water Science School

The USGS Water Science School: Offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

Solids, Liquids and Gases has 13 experiments carefully chosen by the Ontario Science Centre. With minimal supervision, children can explore the three states of matter, what makes each state unique and how matter changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas through evaporation, condensation, melting and freezing. Filled with bright photographs, the Starting with Science series provides valuable lessons about basic science for five to eight year olds.

Solids, Liquids and Gases has 13 experiments carefully chosen by the Ontario…

FICTION:Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

Born on this day… October 1949 Lonnie George Johnson: Engineer, Inventor of the Super Soaker Water Gun Book: Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Author - Chris.

Readers will learn how water becomes ice, and how it seems to defy the basics of physical science by floating in liquid when frozen.

Why Do Ice Cubes Float? (Everyday Mysteries) by Benjamin

Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from a faucet, monsoon rain. In Water's Children, twelve young people describe what water means to them. The descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit, but each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.

Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from a faucet, monsoon rain. In Water's Children, twelve young people describe what water means to them. The descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit, but each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.

WEBSITE: American Museum of Natural History : For Educators: Water

WEBSITE: American Museum of Natural History : For Educators: Water

A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways.

May 2017 Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers: Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Jason Chin. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, CCBC Annotation

You can't go a day without seeing, drinking, or using water in some form, but you probably have questions about its properties. Lawrence shows you why water is special, how it changes from liquid to ice or steam, and why capillary action is important. Gr.2-5

You can't go a day without seeing, drinking, or using water in some form, but you probably have questions about its properties. Lawrence shows you why water is special, how it changes from liquid to ice or steam, and why capillary action is important. Gr.2-5

FICTION:Shows how the water in a park is used in different ways and at differenct times by the human and animal inhabitants of a neighborhood.

Water in the Park: a Book About Water and the Times of Day by Emily Jenkins/ Stephanie Graegin

Floating and sinking -- Density -- Shapes -- Water level -- Everyday floating and sinking -- Activity.

What Floats? What Sinks?: A Look at Density (Lightning Bolt Books): A rock sinks in the water. A hot air balloon floats in the air. Many objects float and sink. And how do people use floating and sinking in their lives?

Presents information on the properties of liquids, including what happens to a liquid when it is heated and cooled.

Readers will observe, describe and compare the properties and behaviors of liquids.

FICTION:Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu.

A Thirst For Home: A Story of Water across the World by Christine Ieronimo, Eric Velasquez (Illustrations)

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