ERIC Number: ED437042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-22
From Loraxes to Thoraxes: Science Programs for Children in Libraries.
Science programs, such as the ones described in this publication, advance the goals of public library service to children. Throughout the programs, boys and girls are introduced to an array of literature exploring science topics. Librarians present subjects of great interest to children creatively using local experts, realia, child-conducted experiments, and craft activities. This document presents the "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of 25 science programs for children. A checklist of guidelines for planning and presenting science programs, recommendations for children's science education, and safety considerations for science programming are provided. Contains a 22-item annotated bibliography of Science Book Awards and review journals, a 14-item list of professional reading and reference books, and a 94-item bibliography of children's literature used during a library-tested science program and described in this publication. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Library Association (October 22, 1993).