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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program

Weather & Inventors

(January and February 2008)

 

Wacky Weather

Explore weather phenomena in this exciting program about weather patterns found around the world.  Learn about hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, sandstorms, and other weather woes in this informative program.  Students will have the opportunity to discover wacky weather through stories, songs, informational text, photographs and a hands-on activity.  

Recommended for grades K-2

Fiction Books:

book jacket One Stormy Night
by Yuichi Kimura
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The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins

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The Storm

by Kathy Henderson

Informational Books:

book jacket I Face the Wind
by Vicki Cobb
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My First Pocket Guide: Weather

by Patricia Daniels

It's Science: Weather

It's Science! Weather

by Sally Hewitt

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The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

by Joanna Cole

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: 

  

        1.6. A&B. - Speaking and Listening

     

Web Sites:

                

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/

http://wildwildweather.com/

 

 

Who Made That? Prominent Inventors in History

Have you ever wondered who invented peanut butter or the Barbie doll?  Learn about these inventions and many more in this informative forum of inventors.  Prominent inventors throughout history will be explored through an interactive game, stories, informational text, and a hands-on activity.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Fiction Books:

book jacket George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
by Gaylia Taylor
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Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

by Emily Arnold McCully

Informational Books:

book jacket Mistakes That Worked
by Charlotte Foltz Jones
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Five Notable Inventors

by Wade Hudson

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So You Want To Be An Inventor?

by Judith St. George

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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

by Gene Barretta

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: 

        1.6. A&B. - Speaking and Listening

Web Sites:

      

http://www.uspto.gov/kids/   

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/    

http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/Science-and-Nature/Machines/Inventions/Inventors