This wonderful book is a perfect one to place into the hands of a young budding scientist. It documents people who closely observe nature and then emulates the patterns and techniques they find into the human world.
Ideas From Nature highlights birds, snakes, burrs and lizards. It showcases how things found in nature have inspired people to incorporate their great ideas into bullet trains, snakebots, Velcro and bandages, just to name a few. It is always fun to discover how amazing inventions have transpired.
This non-fiction Beginning-to-Read book contains crisp, clear illustrations that will encourage kids to look around and become more observant to their surroundings as they interact with nature. The book contains high-frequency words, content vocabulary and activities to strengthen early science and literary skills. I recommend this book and the whole "Read and Discover Science" series. 5 out of 5 stars. Netgalley, September 2018
Ideas from Nature is a simple early reader book featuring different aspects of nature that engineers and inventors have copied for people to use.
The clear photos illustrate ideas such as hook-and-loop closures (like Velcro) and the burrs that inspired them, snakes and snake-bots which have a few different uses, architecture shaped like a giant flower, and more.
This is a great way to inspire kids to look around at the ingenuity present in nature, as they grow in confidence with reading. Netgalley, September 2018
Ideas from Nature is part of the Life Sciences series for young readers by Mary Lindeen. Full of lively pictures, this installment shows young readers how nature can inspire us. From Velcro burrs, to hovering hummingbirds, the natural world is full of innovation we can turn to human advantage. Like the others in the series, this one has simple, easy to read sentences, and provides grounding in basic scientific concepts in ways young readers can grasp. The end of the book features a Connecting Concepts section with questions to ask about the reading, and practise with vocabulary and reading fluency. My cubs and I enjoyed reading this book. 5 out of 5 stars. Netgalley, August 2018
Ideas from Nature by Mary Lindeen is another beautiful offering in the Read and Discover Science series, this time focusing on the way in which nature — such as birds, snakes, burrs, and lizards — has influenced the development of great ideas such as bullet trains, Velcro and bandages. Contains reading and content reinforcement activities that help young readers practice words and expand understanding of nature and science. Highly recommended! 5 out of 5 stars. Netgalley, August 2018