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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 is an adorable book about a school science fair and one curious little Ima that has a lot of question. Ima asks many questions and sometimes gets too close to the other student's projects, even causing a few collapses, but in the end her questions help everyone show their best projects. This book does a good job at illustrating "science as inquiry" and could create a good discussion in a young science class. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Apr 21, 2017 |
This is a creative story about a little girl named Ima Kindanozee (ironic and humorous last name) who has so many questions about her classmates science fair projects. Ima creates a big mess in the classroom when she touches everyone's projects. instead of making her own project, Ima creates 999 pages of questions and answers about every one else's projects, so that when the principal comes to judge, Ima gives her the tour.
The overall concept of the book to me was that even though children who are super inquisitive and curious can sometimes get on people's nerve by asking hundreds of questions, they are learning so much about the world and are so enthusiastic to learn new things. Science is such an important subject and some students might not have any interest in it, but if we encourage our students to engage and ask questions, they may become more intrigued and learn more about the Science world. ( )
  cedauzat | Apr 19, 2017 |
It is Science Fair Day in Ms. Shepard’s class. One of the students, Ima, is always curious about what is going on around her. She looks at her classmates’ projects and asks them questions about the project. She touches the projects as she goes, creating a big mess! The class works together with the teacher to get everything “perfectly perfect” for the principal to come see. When Ms. Shepard looks at Ima’s project, it is 99 pieces of paper with question that Ima has asked and their answers. Ima knows about every student’s project, so she gives the principal a tour of the class. At the end, many students in the class receive ribbons for great projects.
I thought this was a very cute book. Students who are curious and ask questions learn so much about the world! I want my students to be inquisitive and ask questions, so I think this is the perfect book to encourage them to discover new things! ( )
  mkstorey | Apr 17, 2017 |
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 |
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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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