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The right books can make a great difference in studying science. Here are the home school science books I recommend.

Home School Books - Science

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    Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method - More than 100 Hands-on Science Experiments for Children
    Home School Books - Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method

    by Sally Kneidel. This is fun science curriculum with experiments geared around creepy crawlies. As well as information about catching and keeping the creatures, she introduces the concept of asking a question, setting up a hypothesis, and then experimenting and recording results to prove or disprove the hypothesis. The book includes blank observation and record charts.

    Pet Bugs - A Kid's Guilde to Catching & Keeping Touchable Insects
    Home School Books - Pet Bugs

    by Sally Kneidel. This would be a fantastic home school science book for unschooling and strewing. Aimed at children, it explains how to catch and keep bugs - and what kind of behaviour the bugs will display. Even though we don't have a lot of the bugs mentioned (I am in the UK), it was still fascinating - and sent us into the garden to see what we could find. This one comes off the shelf a lot in the summer - and she now has a second book (More Pet Bugs) covering worms and caterpillars.

    Backyard Ballistics
    Home School Books - Backyard Ballistics

    by William Gurstelle. This book takes hands-on to the extreme! It is full of instructions to make missile projectors - great projects that definitely require adult supervision.

    Greg's Microscope
    Home School Books - Greg's Microscope

    by Millicent Ellis Selsam. One for the younger ones, this I Can Read book is about how Greg wants a Microscope - and what he can see when he gets one. It actually shows the children what things (like salt and sugar) look like under magnification. I think this would spark some great discussions - especially if you have access to a microscope.

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