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The Cedar Club Forest Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 2009
  • The Cedar Club Forest Detectives introduces readers to the fabulous rainforests of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the forest. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil forest life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the forest. By the end of the book, Andrew, Karen and Nick want to help care for the forest. They find a way.

    The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, it is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

    Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

    The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

    Table of Contents

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
    • glossary and index

    48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

    Level: Grades 3-4

$9.95

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The Cedar Club Forest Detectives Teachers Guide
Format:Coil Bound
, 1997
  • The Cedar Club Forest Detectives Teacher's Guide provides excellent support materials to meet the national Life Science learning outcomes for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides provide all the resources necessary to facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

$23.95

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The Central School Seashore Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1997
  • The Central School Seashore Detective introduces readers to the super seashores of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the seashore. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil seashore life, First Nations uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the seashore. By the end of the book, Jay, Lisa, Adam and Fran want to help care for the seashore. They find a way

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
    • glossary and index

$9.95

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The Central School Seashore Detectives Teacher's Guide
Format:Coil Bound
, 1997
  • The Central School Seashore Detectives Teacher's Guide provides excellent support materials to meet the national Life Science learning outcomes for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides provide all the resources necessary to facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

$23.95

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The Gibson Park Grassland Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1997
  • The Gibson Park Grasslands Detectives introduces readers to the great grasslands of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the grassland. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil grassland life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the grassland. By the end of the book, Lynn, Mike and Christie want to help care for the grassland. They find a way.

    The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

    Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

    The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

    Table of Contents

    Each text includes:
    • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
    • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
    • how plants and animals interact with each other
    • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
    • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
    • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
    • information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each
    • ecosystem
    • glossary and index

    48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

    Level: Grades 3-4

$9.95

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The Gibson Park Grassland Detectives Teacher's Guide
Format:Coil Bound
, 2010
  • The Gibson Park Grassland Detectives Teacher's Guide provides excellent support materials to meet the national Life Science learning outcomes for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides provide all the resources necessary to facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

    Level: Grades 3-4

    Each guide includes:
    - scope and sequence chart matching activities with the Science IRP learning
    - outcomes detailed lesson plans
    - activities integrating themes across the curriculum (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Art)
    - plenty of hands-on-activities
    - reproducible blackline masters
    - suggested assessment strategies and tools
    - references and annotated resource list of related titles
    - Internet links to appropriate WWW sites

$23.95

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The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 1998
  • The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the river. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light, sand and gravel. Young children will take delight in discovering that;
    Black cottonwood trees thrive in damp riverbanks.
    Belted kingfishers dive into rivers after fish.
    Quartz in river sandstone is harder than a knife blade.
    Bears beat paths to waterfalls to catch salmon.
    The book also presents examples of river fossils, First Nations' uses of river life and the ways people harm and help the river.

$9.95

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The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives Teacher's Guide
Author: Darlene Davis
Format:Coil Bound
, 1998
  • The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives Teacher's Guide provides excellent support materials to meet the national Life Science learning outcomes for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides provide all the resources necessary to facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

$23.95

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The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives
Author: Diane Swanson
Format:Paperback
, 2004
  • The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives introduces readers to the wonderful wetlands. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the wetlands. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil wetlands life, First Nations' uses of wetlands and the ways people harm-and help-the wetlands. By the end of the book, Amy, Edward and Jill want to help care for the wetlands. They find a way.

$9.95

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The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives Teachers Guide
Format:Coil Bound
, 1997
  • The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives Teacher's Guide provides excellent support materials to meet the national Life Science learning outcomes for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides provide all the resources necessary to facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

$23.95

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