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Math and Science
Our Books for Keeps ‘Science’ Program and Books for Keeps ‘Math and Science’ Program introduce children to new books that explore the world through the lens of math and science. Children learn about bugs, architecture, anatomy, dinosaurs, colors, rocketships, and so much more in an environment that lets them get their hands dirty and have some fun!
Research indicates that combining reading activities with math and science exploration can open up new possibilities for learning. Through specialized Reading Celebrations that incorporate storytelling, interactive science projects, and math games and activities, children experience reading, math, and science together in a connected and meaningful way. Every Reading Celebration includes one or two stories read out loud, and a science project or math activity that complements the theme of the story. At the end of the Reading Celebration, every child chooses a brand-new book to take home.
Last year, children participating in the program met real scientists, built boats and skyscrapers, created chromatography butterflies, experimented with mixing colors in milk, made chemical worms, listened to dozens of awesome books showing science in action, and so much more! We are excited to continue this program into the upcoming school year. Our goal remains to engage children in the processes of discovery and exploration, in an effort to create lifelong, independent learners.
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This program is supported in part by the Bayer USA Foundation, PNC Foundation, PPG Industries Foundation, Dominion Foundation and Westinghouse Nuclear.