Summer Fun

Science is all around us and we want you to explore it! Below you will find five themes to explore. For each theme, we have organized different activities and picture book recommendations for you to enjoy. You can also out more information about these themed activities by visiting either branch of the Whittier Public Library

Rocks & Fossils Theme

Activity Links:

At Home Engineering Challenge: Rock Sculpture – Grades K-2   3-5 

La Brea Tar Pits Local Resource Guide

Rockin’ & Rollin’ on Murphy Ranch Trail Local Resource Guide

Enlaces de Actividad:

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Escultura de Piedra – Grado K-2   3-5

Rockin’ & Rollin’ en el Sendro de Murphy Ranch: Guía de Recursos Locales

Los Pozos de Alquitrán de La Brea Están Situados en Los Angeles: Guía de Recursos Locales

Book Recommendations for Rock & Fossil Theme

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Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth

The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara

Ocean & Beach Theme

Enlaces de Actividad:

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Planeador – Grado K-2   3-5

¡Vida en la playa!: Guía de Recursos Locales

Mareas Y Pozas De Marea: Parque Costero De Cabrillo Guía de Recursos Locales

Observación de las Nubes: Guía de Recursos Locales

Book Recommendations for Ocean & Beach Theme

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How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Invention by Chris Barton

Stars & Space Theme

Activity Links:

At Home Engineering Challenge: Water Filter – Grade K-2   3-5

At Home Engineering Challenge: Parachute – Grade K-2   3-5 

Over the Moon Local Resource Guide

Enlaces de Actividad:

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Paracaídas – Grado K-2   3-5

Guía de Recursos Locales: Filtro de Agua – Grado K-2    3-5

Sobre la Luna: Guía de Recursos Locales

Book Recommendations for Stars & Space Theme

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Ara the Star Engineer by Komal Singh

Little People, Big Dreams Stephen Hawking by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Art & Music Theme

Activity Links:

At Home Engineering Challenge: Rock Sculpture – Grade K-2   3-5

At Home Engineering Challenge: Musical Instrument – Grade K-2   3-5  

The Moving Masterpieces: Wind Sculptures on the Greenway Trail Local Resource Guide

Looking at the Big Picture: Exploring Murals in Uptown Whittier Local Resource Guide

Enlaces de Actividad:

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Escultura de Piedra – Grado K-2   3-5

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Instrumento – Grado K-2   3-5

Obras maestras en movimiento: Esculturas de viento en Greenway Trail Guía de Recursos Locales

Mirando el “Panorama Global” Explorando Murales en la Parte Alta de Whittier Guía de Recursos Locales

Book Recommendations for Art & Music Theme

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Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone

City Shapes by Diana Murray

Animals Theme

Enlaces de Actividad:

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Conjunto – Grado K-2   3-5

Desafío de Ingeniería en Casa: Biomimesis – Grado K-2   3-5

Storybook Zoo en Parnell Park: Guía de Recursos Locales

Heritage Park (Sante Fe Springs) Ornitología: el estudio de los pájaros Guía de Recursos Locales

Senda de Arroyo Pescadero: ¡óbservación do animalitos!: Guía de Recursos Locales

Book Recommendations for Animals Theme

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Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice Harrington

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temply Grandin by Julie Finley Mosca

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