Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 (Book 1)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (December 14, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.1 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #387,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #101 in Books > Computers & Technology > Internet & Social Media > Online Searching #270 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Science Studies > Environment & Ecology #493 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
Disappointing. We have several books in this series and love all the others. I am okay with simplifying science so that is is accessible to children. Unfortunately this book just lies. All food chains do not start with green plants. In fact many food chains, particularly aquatic food chains do not. The kelp and "tiny plants" (read microorganisms like diatoms that are capable of photosynthesis but are NOT plants) pictured on page 22 of this book are perfect examples. A simple change to say that all food chains begin with organisms like green plants that get their energy from the sun keeps it simple without taking us back hundreds of years to a time before microscopes. (For you biologists out there. Yes, I know this is still an an oversimplification, but it does apply to the vast majority of food chains that children will be familiar with. Feel free to add your own lesson about the microbes that get there energy from the heat produced by underwater volcanoes).
By the time the kids are at this level most of them already have some idea of the food chain concept (and anybody who has played Magic School Bus Animals definitely will!). It sits right at the cross roads of two levels- a solid first grade book, perhaps.
Interesting, written on a level primary school students can understand, and packed with information
This book works well with the picture book "The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten" or "MSB Food Chain Frenzy". Best thing of all is the illustrations in this book -- they really convey the information. My kids really "get" it from the visuals.
I used it to make an interactive bulletin board for my classroom. It is simple but it gets the point across. I use it with my 8th and 9th grade students, and they don't mind that it's a picture book.
This book was great for teaching and illustrating the various food chains and food webs. I used this book during my lesson on food chains in conjunction with a video and it served it's purpose.
This book realates de food chain to children in an understandable and fun way. I plan to use it in my science class this summer. Very intersting book for first graders to about third grade.
A neat book explaining the sometimes hard to explain to little children...the food chain. I'm very happy to read this to my class when we learn about the animal kingdom and the food chain.
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) Cadenas Alimentarias De Los Pantanos / Wetland Food Chains (Cadenas Alimentarias / Food Chains) (Spanish Edition) Mís cinco sentidos (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) (Spanish Edition) Fireflies in the Night: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Let's Measure It! Learn to Read, Math (Learn to Read, Read to Learn: Math) Electric Eats (Electric Eats: Putting your Cooking Tools to Work! Book 1) How Did We Find Out About Superconductivity (How Did We Find Out Series) What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child--and All the Best Times to Read Them Stage and Screen Makeup: A Practical Reference for Actors, Models, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Stage Managers, and Directors Handel on the Stage (Composers on the Stage) Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage (Kabuki Plays on Stage) Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Mado ff Louisiana Eats!: The People, the Food, and Their Stories America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food Let's Talk about Epilepsy (Let's Talk Library) Let's Talk About Epilepsy (The Let's Talk Library) Let's Talk about Head Lice (Let's Talk Library) Let's Talk About Feeling Angry (Let's Talk About Book 1) Let's Review Algebra I (Let's Review Series)