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Modern, bright photography and age-appropriate text engage young learners in an exploration of everyday materials in this new series. Using simple, colorful, familiar objects to demonstrate the characteristics of such textiles as silk, cotton, wool, and nylon, each installment encourages readers to ask and answer questions and to plan and conduct simple investigations. Based on National Science Education Standards, this series is an ideal supplement for preschool and kindergarten teachers and offers parents a unique opportunity to prepare youngsters for formal education. Using a question-and-answer approach and a variety of interactive prompts--such as words to know and important facts--students will learn the various properties that make silk a unique member of the textile more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 210.82 x 210.82 x 10.16mm | 226.8g
  • Nomad Press
  • White River Junction, United States
  • English
  • 20 colour photos
  • 1936313952
  • 9781936313952

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Nomad Press is an educational publisher that is dedicated to sparking the interest of young readers in the fascinating world around them. With fun, hands-on projects that help kids explore the history and science behind a wide range of topics, Nomad Press's books bring the world to life in a unique way and promote independent and interactive more

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"The idea that silk can come from worms is an exciting one for your readers. This book from the 'Investigate Materials' series makes the concept understandable with simple text and superb photos of silkworms and cocoons. In addition to this attention grabbing concept, readers can discover how the silk thread is actually produced from a cocoon and that the thread from one single cocoon can wind around a house eight times!" --www.clcd.comshow more