- Title: Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities
- Author: Kristan Lawson
- ISBN: 9781556525025
- Page: 142
- Format: Paperback
Darwin and Evolution for Kids traces the transformation of a privileged and somewhat scatterbrained youth into the great thinker who proposed the revolutionary theory of evolution Through 21 hands on activities, young scientists learn about Darwin s life and work and assess current evidence of evolution Activities include going on a botanical treasure hunt, keeping fieldDarwin and Evolution for Kids traces the transformation of a privileged and somewhat scatterbrained youth into the great thinker who proposed the revolutionary theory of evolution Through 21 hands on activities, young scientists learn about Darwin s life and work and assess current evidence of evolution Activities include going on a botanical treasure hunt, keeping field notes as a backyard naturalist, and tying knots for ship sails like those on the HMS Beagle Children also learn how fossils are created, trace genetic traits through their family trees, and discover if acquired traits are passed along to future generations By encouraging children, parents, and teachers to define the differences between theories and beliefs, facts and opinions, Darwin and Evolution for Kids does not shy away from a theory that continues to spark heated public debate than a century after it was first proposed.
Recent Comments "Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities"
I used this as part of a unit study for my 7 yo. She, and I, really enjoyed it. I learned quite a bit as well and my child now has a deeper understanding of evolution than I did last year.
Finding science-based books that hold children's attention can be a struggle. Or at least my children would prefer watching Bill Nye, Cosmos, Walking with Dinosaurs, etc. over reading. I liked that this book presents the information as well as activities. Some are great as rainy day things to do vs. being stuck in front of video games.
Excellent resource. I could see this best being used around grade 5-6, the text portion could be appropriate for older kids and even adults would find it interesting and engaging.
My kids loved this book. Great, simple activities that really help deepen understanding of concepts.
This book sets a high standard. Some books for kids do a great job of informing adults. Loved it. Still do.
I read this book because I am a Creationist and wanted to see what the other side had to say to children. I would have only given it a 1-star rating, but raised the level because the section containing the biography of Charles Darwin was interesting and enjoyable. The sections I did not like were where the author made it sound like people believing the Bible and professing Creationism were narrow minded and unscientific. The author makes claims that the Bible is wrong, but has obviously not rese [...]
My daughter, age 10, really liked this book enough to have me read it as her bedtime story for a week. She didn't want to do the activities, just read it. It was well written though they format did make it repetitive which got old by the end, for me at least.
I loved this book. Even though I'm a grown up, I used it as a jumping off place to gain a basic grasp of evolution. It really worked for me. Highly recommended.
Excellent introduction to evolution for kids, including much of the subsequent discussion and controversies.
this book is for me! :)
I thought this book by Kristan Lawson was pretty good. I learned a lot an did a lot of fun activities too. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in science and evolution.
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