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Science Fair Day by Lynn Plourde

Science Fair Day (edition 2008)

by Lynn Plourde, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)

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Title:Science Fair Day
Authors:Lynn Plourde
Other authors:Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2008), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:easy, k-3, science

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Science Fair Day by Lynn Plourde



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This narrative is an adorable story about a rather klutzy little girl exploring projects at the school science fair. It follows Ima as she accidentally destroys other kids' projects on the day of the science fair. The principal attempts to enter the room several times and is denied due to the fact that the kids are still resetting from Ima. The teacher finally takes Ima aside and asks to see her project. To the teacher's shock, Ima does not have a project but instead, has a desk full of papers! Ima proceeds to tell her that she couldn't start her project because the more she thought about it, the more questions she had! So instead of making a project, she wrote her 999 questions out. By the time the principle finally makes it to the classroom, everyone is ready to go! Everyone except Ima... She walks with the principal and and asks kids many good questions about their projects! Although each child got a ribbon for their projects, Ima did not get one. But she wasn't even upset! She knew that she asked many good questions, and the teacher understood why.
This would be a great book to help introduce the science fair and explain how a scientist thinks! Even though Ima didn't make a project, she may still be a scientist! She thought rather like one! ( )
  Miss_Annie_O | Sep 13, 2016 |
Ima is a young curious girl who is always thoughtful of questions when it comes to science. On the day of the science fair, she immediately starts and looks at each student's science project and asks a lot of questions about each one. When some accidents occur throughout the book, Ima's classmates have to make some proper changes to their projects. As a result, Ima's project is questions on science since she always thought of questions. With the power of question, she manage to guide her principal through the classroom. Although she didn't win any ribbons or prizes for her project, she gain the knowledge of question and science.

After reading this book, I appreciate the fact that we should always ask questions in general no matter what subject and topic it is. It's so important to realize that in science, students are encourage to ask questions on topics they are curious about and it opens up their mind to the world of science. This also leads to deeper thinking of science and questions in general and it's so important to get students to engage in critical thinking. I would use this book to teach about science projects and what and what not to do when it comes to science projects. ( )
  jhcao20 | Apr 26, 2016 |
This book is really cute, and tells about the struggles and problems of creating the perfect science fair project. One student in particular is very inquisitive, and wants to know all about everyone's projects, but ends up destroying them instead. In the end, all is well. This book would be great to gets students thinking about what they would like to invent, or what they would like to know more about. You could ask students if they have a "Why" question about something, and see if they can figure out the answer. A great way to introduce the scientific method. ( )
  amberloposser | Apr 23, 2016 |
Science Fair Day is the day grade students who love science projects look forward to. Ima was so excited she jotted all of her ideas down, they never actually came to life. Instead Ima went noising her way around to her peers’ projects and making a mess. This book shows how the teacher took this bright student who was very curious as to how things worked and made her project just as big as any of her peers. Ima’s project was the school paper, which included the other students’ work as headlines. Often times the busy child is told to sit or to not do this or that. When this child’s talent should be used to its full potential. I could see students being upset with Ima if it were their projects, but this book helps show Ima’s curiosity in a different light. ( )
  cchaney | Apr 19, 2016 |
Ima is a little girl who is full of questions that she just needs to get out. The day of the Science Fair is no different. She immediately starts to look at everyone's projects and asks a million questions about each one. Through the book, some accidents occur and Ima's classmates have to make last minute adjustments to their projects. Ima's teacher finally must know what her project is on and much to her surprise, it is on questions. Hundreds and hundreds of pages of questions! She uses these questions and more in her head to guide the principal through the classroom. She may have no gotten a ribbon or a prize for her work, but she gained knowledge.
This book would be great to show what should and should not be done before the class starts someone as simple as a project. Each students work in the book was tampered with and they had to go back and fix it last minute. This would be a great book to explain that this is not something that is okay. They get to see the problems and even can connect with the book by asking questions. You could ask, "Would you be upset if someone did this to your project?" Ima can teach the students a great deal about how we should treat others stuff. ( )
  mlanford3 | Apr 19, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525478787, Hardcover)

Ima Kindanozee likes to know anything and everything going on around her. She always asks plenty of questions. And the perfect day to ask questions is Science Fair Day. But perhaps she doesn?t need to flip that switch on Josephina?s spaceship project, or touch that bone on Dewey?s dinosaur skeleton in order to find her answers. Will Mrs. Shepherd be able to put Ima?s snoopiness to good use before the principal arrives to judge the science fair?

This fifth story about the silly students in Mrs. Shepherd?s class has the same endearing and funny chemistry as its predecessors.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:38 -0400)

On Science Fair Day, Ima Kindanozee proves that she is the most inquisitive student in Mrs. Shepherd's class.

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