Are you finding the concept of pushing and pulling a little tricky to teach or understand?
This science storybook about forces is a wonderful way to look at simple forces and how they occur in the real world.
The concept of forces is explored through the lovely ‘Bird’ who uses pushing and pulling in many different ways throughout her day. She pulls a worm out of the ground for breakfast, pushes twigs around for her nest and uses strength to push, pull and carry things to and from her nest.
Richard Jones’ illustrations are delightful and reflect the changing light of the birds day.
The story is told in a matter – of -fact way but children will love seeing the bird build her nest, explore the woods and lay her own eggs. And becuase this story is so easy to understand, the concept of pushing and pulling will be too.
A science storybook about forces: Bird builds a nest by Martin Jenkins and Illustrated by Richard Jones is an excellent book to have in any early science classroom as it makes science real and will help you to get outside and start to look at all the different forces coming into play in our world every moment of the day!
There are some simple activities in the final pages of this book alongside an index and bibliography which will help to continue the conversation about forces after the story has been read.
Can you do anything else with this book?
- Explore how the artist has drawn movement. Explore different ways to show something is moving.
- Explore the different colour of the sky throughout the day and how you can replicate that in your draawings.
- Explore the verbs used in this story and which ones relate to forces.
- Go outside and find other things that use this force.
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