|AHC's Emily Ward demonstrates the expanding power |
of leavening agents in a hands-on demonstration
|Dr. Michael Berman plays with light and lasers|
- Emily Ward explored the expansive power of leaveners with yeast, baking powder, baking soda, and balloons.
- Sol Livingston showed volunteers how to build pattern-building skills for the youngest Read-Aloud participants while reading Caps for Sale.
- Dr. Michael Berman played with lasers and light reflecting, refracting, and diffusing, using common items like water and Febreze.
Attendees were also able to look at TRC science resources, such as science books, fiction books to go along with science themes, and materials to create hands-on experiences for the kids, like balloons, pipe cleaners, Lincoln Logs, and a popcorn popper.
Online Book and Activity Resources
You don't even need to plan the science Read-Aloud yourself. There are lots of resources for you online.
- Here are the science Reading Road Maps we gave out at the seminar. All of the Reading Road Maps were created by TRC and have been conducted successfully at our Read-Aloud sites.
- The TRC Blog has multiple posts about science books and science Read-Alouds.
- Reading Rockets Family Reading Adventure Packs and Start with a Book have lists of science-themed books and reading activities already prepared for you, with appropriate age levels noted.
If you'd like to plan your own science Read-Aloud, there's a host of science book resources.
- Reading Rockets has some great book and activity resources in addition to the Family Reading Adventure Packs, including short videos of children's book authors talking about science books they've written.
- What We Do All Day has a great list of STEM books for kids, including picture books and early chapter books, and cool ideas for activities.
- Want to feature women in the sciences and math? Look at these books!
- And, finally, if you'd like to explore science and math in children's book illustrations, check out this exhibit on at the Smithsonian (closes August 7, 2017).
To receive credit for this online training, please fill out the form here.