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Curriculum Materials Center: Science Resources

Literacy Books for Elementary Science

The following books are great resource for teaching science objectives.  All books listed are available at the CMC

Trees

  • A Tree is Nice by Udry
  • The Giving Tree by Silverstein

Seeds

  • The Tiny Seed by Carle
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by DePaola
  • The Carrot Seed by Kraus

Ducks

  • Make Way for Ducklings by McCloskey
  • The Story about Ping by Flack
  • Have You Seen My Duckling? by Tafuri

Ants and Other Insects

  • Grasshopper on the Road by Lobel

Spiders

  • The Very Busy Spider by Carle
  • Charlotte's Web by White

Ladybugs

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Carle

Fish

  • Swimmy by Lionni

Adaptations of Animals

  • Blueberries for Sal by McClosky

Nutrition

  • Bread and Jam for Francis by Hoban
  • Chocolate Fever by Smith

Sound and Hearing

  • I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf by Peterson

Territorial and Environmental Ownership

  • The Little Island

Volcanoes

  • The Twenty-One Balloons by DuBois
  • The House on the Volcano by Neilson

Lighthouses and Oceans

  • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop
  • Hide and Seek Fog by Alvin Tresselt

Water

  • Bringing Rain to the Kapiti Plain

The Eye, Vision, and Optics

  • Arthur's Eyes

Shadows and Light

  • Shadows by Blaise Cendars

Measurement

  • How Big is a Foot by Myller

Energy and Motion

  • The Little Engine that Could by Piper

Force and Movement

  • Cars and How They Go by Cole

Weather, Seasons, and States of Matter

  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Airplanes

  • The Glorious Flight by Provensen

Batteries and Electric Circuits

  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Cleary

 

 

General Websites

Education Reference Librarian/Curriculum Materials Center Director

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Katherine Farmer
Contact:
219C Waterfield Library, Murray, KY 42071
312 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
270-809-6180

Science Journals at Waterfield Library

These journals can only be accessed if you are a Murray State University Student, Faculty or Staff Member.