What curious child hasn't wondered how the magicians in Bartholomew and the Oobleck created that sticky green goo or how Tomie dePaola's clever Strega Nona makes pasta dance? Asking questions and making observations across academic disciplines is a critical skill for students today. Presidential Award-Winning elementary science teacher Jennifer Williams has created an imaginative and informative handbook for parents who want to share the joys of discovery with their children and teachers who want to move their classes towards the rich rewards of cross-curricular exploration.
In twenty terrific experiments, Jennifer Williams makes a connection between a favorite children's book and an experiment that makes one magical aspect of the story come alive. The kitchen becomes a classroom as parents and children curl up to read a story, ask questions, and experiment together. Each chapter contains a detailed summary of the story, step-by-step information on ingredients and procedure, questions to get children thinking about what's going on, science facts, and sources for further exploration.
Oobleck, Slime and Dancing Spaghetti helps parents think like an award-winning teacher to lead their children to the wonders of discovery - in language arts, in science, and in all the important connections in-between. Just as Jim Trelease's The Read-Aloud Handbook has guided a generation of parents in important choices about their childrens reading, Oobleck, Slime and Dancing Spaghetti takes learning to the next level.
JENNIFER WILLIAMS teaches Elementary Science at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA. She has won the Presidential Award for Teaching and has been named Louisiana's Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher, among many other awards. Oobleck Slime & Dancing Spaghetti is based on her curriculum that has been wildly popular with educators and students. Jennifer is a Teacher Leader for the National Geographic Society's JASON Project where she trains other instructors in hands-on, cross-curricular learning, and she is the author of many articles for Instructor magazine.