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These dynamic literature-based activities will help teachers and school librarians energize the science curriculum and implement national standards. Fredericks presents hundreds of "hands-on, minds-on" projects that actively engage students in positive learning experiences. Each unit offers book summaries, science topic areas, critical thinking questions, resources, reproducible pages, and easy-to-do activities including science experiments for every grade level. Chapters cover: Life, Space, Earth, Physical Science, and the Human Body. The author provides practical guidance for teaching science through inquiry, for collaboration with school librarians, for integrating literature across the curriculum, and an up-to-date section of annotated bibliographies of the best in children's science literature. Grades K-4.