Fall, germs and things we cannot see

13 Oct

Yesterday, driving home, I had a beautiful view of fresh snow atop Mount Hood. The rain has returned to Oregon and Fall is upon us. This is made a daily reality by the number of kids out sick. Last week, one of my girls made it in on Monday, but looked awful. She had enough of a fever on her second visit to the office that they sent her home and she stayed there the rest of the week. I hope she’s back today.

The change of weather and the return of illness leads to the class reminder about germs and hand washing. A nice way to illustrated the point might be to share this book with kids:

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Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes is written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Emily Sutton. The text is simple enough to engage young readers without dumbing it down for kids who are a little older. Davies’ text manages to convey the size and number of microbes in and around us in relatable ways, by comparisons and contrasts. Sutton’s illustrations are magnificent! This book would be a good introduction to microbes.

We don’t see fossil fuels, either, but we are also surrounded by them.

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 Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth is the fourth book by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm to explore the sun’s relationship to life on Earth. Narrated in the first person by the Sun, the book  explores the earth’s ancient stores of fossil fuels and the effect of intense and rapid consumption of these in recent human history. The narrative non-fiction text is enhanced by the detailed pictures. From the opening illustration where the sun introduces the topic

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through to the end, the illustrations are vibrantly eye-catching and full of details. Another excellent resource to introduce kids to ideas in science.

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