Be Naturally Curious Books

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About the Publisher

Be Naturally Curious was created by Valerie Grosso, a microbiologist, to make higher-level scientific concepts a key part of how her young daughters interact with the world. Made by a team of scientists and illustrators, Be Naturally Curious mini-courses contain a combination of beautifully-illustrated stories, crafts, games, movement-based activities, experiments, and outdoor exploration. Be Naturally Curious mini-courses require minimal set up and materials, are appropriate for a wide range of ages (K-5), and can be done with the whole family!

Valerie Grosso: Teaching Scientific Concepts to Younger Kids

Take Off with Airplane Science!

Airplane Science

Who isn’t fascinated by airplanes? How can something so big and so heavy actually fly? The secret lies with molecules in the air around us. Using Take Off With Airplane Science!, even elementary school-aged kids are able to grasp fundamental physical concepts such as Bernoulli’s Principle and air pressure. Going on a plane trip? What better travel entertainment than experiments and activities that can be done in the airport and on the plane (nearly all materials are included)!

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Numbers in Nature:
Playing with the Fibonacci Sequence

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Does the intersection of math, art, and nature sound right up your child’s alley? Numbers in Nature; Playing with the Fibonacci Sequence will help him or her learn how these three different fields are more related than we think. This mini-course takes one of the most fascinating mathematical topics, the Fibonacci sequence, and the related Golden Ratio, and shows kids how math can be used to see patterns in all kinds of natural settings, such as leaf arrangement, snail shells, and hurricanes. It also teaches kids basic mathematical concepts such as sequences and sets. This is a great course for anyone who would like to show the power of mathematics in allowing us to understand the world around us.

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The Scoop on Sharks

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Do you think all sharks are scary? Well, they aren’t! Sharks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes (over 300 different kinds) and eat different kinds of food from oysters to tiny plankton. In The Scoop on Sharks you’ll learn about shark diversity, and get a sense of their body sizes and habitats. You’ll also learn about the special anatomy of sharks and how the jaws of different sharks match the kind of food they eat. Ready to become a museum expert on sharks and build your own stuffed shark? Dive right in!

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Our Neighbor, the Moon!

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Does your child love to stare at the moon? Have you ever wanted to teach him or her about the phases of the moon, but find it to be a lot of memorization? In Our Neighbor, the Moon!, we help kids understand what is really happening behind those cool shapes in the sky. Kids learn that what we see on any given night is a combination of our line of sight and the relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun. As with all our mini-courses, these ideas are taught and reinforced by games, activities, and art projects that allow all types of learners to internalize the concepts. Once kids understand these fundamental concepts, they will be able to teach all their friends about what’s really going on with our closest neighbor in space!

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A Wide World of Vertebrates

What is an amphibian, and how is it different from a reptile? Which animals are mammals like you? A Wide World of Vertebrates introduces you to the amazing diversity of vertebrate animal life on our planet. In the interactive story-based lesson, Devi the Dolphin learns how her backbone allows her to do backflips. Kids learn the different features of the five vertebrate groups and practice distinguishing them. What could be more fun than reinforcing this knowledge through physical activity in Vertebrate Twister and Critter Charades? Finally, the beautifully illustrated BONES Bingo game and Mobile Vertebrate art project will delight all of those hands-on learners out there!

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Molecules are Everywhere!

Molecules are Everywhere!

Have you ever wondered what things are made of? In the world around us we see things like wood, metal, and plastic, but what actually makes these materials different from each other? The answer is that they are made of different molecules. In Molecules Are Everywhere! kids will learn that small things called atoms are the building blocks of molecules. Atoms often have lonely electrons that want to pair with lonely electrons in other atoms, and when this happens, atoms can come together to make molecules! Molecules Are Everywhere! will introduce you to Ellie the Electron and her cousin, Sam, who will help you explore the world of covalent bonding and show you how to make your own molecules.

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Life in the Desert

Life in the Desert

No water? What is a desert plant or animal to do? All kinds of cool things! In Life in the Desert you and your child can learn about some of the amazing adaptations plants and animals have to survive in a water-limited environment. From cactus spines to meerkat burrows, you will discover the amazing diversity of strategies living things have for making it in a harsh environment.

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The Adventures of Carbon

Adventures of Carbon

Have you ever heard of something called carbon? You might know it’s in the world around you but not really understand what it is. In The Adventures of Carbon you’ll meet Carbon Cal, one of many carbon atoms on our planet, and travel with him as he journeys around (and above!) the earth. You’ll learn that he meets up with other atom friends to form different types of molecules, such as carbon dioxide in the air, sugar in living things, fossil fuels in the ground, and even bicarbonate in the ocean. You’ll get to know Carbon Cal so well that you’ll even be able to figure out where he might be hiding the next time you take a walk in your neighborhood!

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Freddie and His Ocean Friends

Freddie and His Ocean Friends

Freddie is a flounder who is curious about why he looks different from his friends–and, for that matter, from his grown-up parents!  The Freddie and His Ocean Friends mini-course introduces different forms of life in the ocean, including both plankton and nekton, and explains how they are interconnected in a food web. You’ll learn that not only are there all sorts of animals in the ocean, but that even the same animal can look and act differently over the course of its life! Join Freddie, along with crabs, jellies, and sharks, to explore the beautiful and intricate web of sea life.

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See With Your Ears!

See With Your Ears!

How are dolphins and bats alike? They can both see with their ears! That means they both use sound waves to navigate and find food. See With Your Ears! Dolphin and Bat Echolocation introduces children to the fascinating process of echolocation and the special anatomical features dolphins and bats have to accomplish it. Does your child love to build or construct models? See With Your Ears demonstrates some of the amazing ways animals’ bodies have specific anatomy for specific functions.

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A Butterfly's Evening Adventure

A Butterfly’s Evening Adventure

Why are butterflies colored so brightly? And how are they different from moths? Explore these questions and more when you come along on A Butterfly’s Evening Adventure. Join Bella the Butterfly and Morty the Moth to learn how butterflies use all sorts of neat strategies such as blending, warning, and flash coloration to escape their predators. You will also learn how butterflies’ and moths’ bodies differ from each other. Not only will you be introduced to lots of beautiful butterfly and moth species, you will be able to learn more about the types that live near your home!

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Amazing Animal Migrations

Amazing Animal Migrations

Have you ever seen geese flying in a V-formation? They are probably migrating—moving from one place to another. In Amazing Animal Migrations you will learn why many animals migrate, and the fascinating strategies they use to do so. You will be introduced to all sorts of animals, from the well-known Humpback Whale, to the Leatherback Sea Turtle, to the tiny Globe Skimmer. The activities in Amazing Animal Migrations help kids develop a vivid and detailed picture of the beautifully diverse world of animals around us, as well as foster an understanding of how human actions have an effect on other animals.

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Discovering DNA

Discovering DNA

DNA.  We all have it and we know it’s important. It tells our bodies how to work. But what exactly is it and what is a double helix?  Come along with Desi DNA and learn how DNA is built and where it is found.  Make your own DNA model, act it out with your friends, and even learn how to extract DNA from fruit in your own kitchen.  With Discovering DNA, learning about this important topic becomes a piece of cake for elementary aged kids!

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Mighty Magnets

Mighty Magnets

Curious about magnets and how they stick together?  What about how they make some things move?  Mighty Magnets introduces kids to the fundamentals of magnetic fields and how they occur.  In this mini-course, kids will go on a magnetic scavenger hunt, play a Make-a-Magnet board game, measure the strength of different magnets and learn how to graph their data, and finally, make their own compass and treasure map!

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Plate Tectonics: The Changing Continents

Plate Tectonics: The Changing Continents

Have you ever wondered how the continents got their shape? Or what causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions? Plate Tectonics: The Changing Continents is a colorful, interactive, and in-depth introduction to the geological sciences. Get to know the moving puzzle pieces that shape the continents and oceans, and learn the different ways these plates can interact with one another. From crafting your own tectonic plate-puzzle, to matching different types of plate movement with geologic events such as volcanoes and island formation, this mini-course will give you the foundation you need to understand the moving world under your feet!

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