Comments by an Elementary School Teacher

"[This] is a handy little book to have in my elementary science lab. When starting a unit on water, I encourage students to ask questions. Generally they want to know where their water comes from, how it's treated, and how we know all the germs are dead. We check the index to locate the answers and students get immediate, easy-to-understand feedback to their questions. As soon as a question provides a lead-in to the lab. for that day, I use it as a motivation to get students started. In summary, the book gives me the opportunity to let my students direct their own learning and activities, whether it's comparing various filtering methods, testing the effect of chlorine on bacterial cultures, or other water-related labs."

Edwinna Bernat
Science Lab. Teacher
C.S. Red Elementary Science and Math Magnet