Science and Nature

On this page you will find activities, experiments and projects that focus on science-ee stuff and the world around us.  We've got everything from taking a poop walk to painting clouds.  Because categorizing things seems to be especially difficult for us, there may be some overlap with this page and the other activity pages... or you may see something on one of those pages that you think belongs here instead, so please bear with us and check around each page, we've got lots of ideas to share...

Animal Studies...
Identifying animal scat (aka taking a poop walk) with Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Feather Collecting and creating a feather book part 1 with Birds by Kevin Henkes
Feather collecting and book part 2  with the Audubon's Birds
Birdseed Science Experiment, Backyard Birds (Science Fair)
Backyard Bird Feeders with Birds of Utah Field Guide

Especially Insects...
Bug observations with Hey Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
The Miracle of the Monarch 2011 with Watch My Grow Butterfly published by DK
Monarch photo journal 2012 with Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Searching for Monarch Caterpillars with Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.
Raising Wooly Bear Caterpillars with Young Naturalist Field Guides Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies by Mel Boring

Leaves and Trees...
Leaf Collages
Leaf Rubbings with A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
Leaf People and Animals with Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Play dough and found fall items with The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

Seeds, Planting & Growing...
Growing Cat Grass and keeping scientific journals with 9 cat books
Saving/ drying acorns with Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Saving your pumpkin seeds with The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
Counting pumpkin seeds with How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara

Seasons...
Signs of Spring Walk with Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Crystallized Borax snowflakes with 3 books about snow

Weather...
Drawing the sky with Blue Sky by Audrey Wood
Painting Clouds with The Little Cloud by Eric Carle