Backyard Biology by Donna Latham
Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself series)

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This introduction to the basic concepts of biology removes any fears associated with the subject and reveals exciting discoveries about microorganism, plant, and animal life using the backyard as a laboratory. Kids in both the city and the country will engage in the scientific process as they watch yeast blow up a balloon, make predictions about and test seed growth in different soils, grow microbes in a Winogradsky Column, observe the effects of geotropism, prepare and nurture a habitat for bugs, and make an edible coral reef. As readers engage with the text and understand what living things are made of, and how backyard plants and animals thrive and adapt, they will also learn about how their own actions can harm the living things around them, and what they can do to protect their backyard habitats.

 

About Donna Latham

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Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Deciduous Forests, Deserts, Garbage, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois. Beth Hetland is an illustrator who has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She lives in Chicago.
 
Published February 25, 2013 by Nomad Press. 128 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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This addition to the Build It Yourself series incorporates 25 projects for kids to try as they explore the “ecosystems that are outside your door.” The book’s eight chapters cover biology (and microbi

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