I am going thru various blogs looking for living books on specific topics. I like the bookfinder in that it has the subject but it would be great if it had tags also (as they do in librarything) so that i could narrow things down even further. For example I could search within science for chemistry only so I wouldn’t have to go thru all the pages. I know this is a gigantic task (smile) but just something to keep in mind for the future maybe. I love the new set- up of the book finder. It does ‘flow’ easier in my brain. It is a great resource!! I am using it to build my curriculum…and at the moment working on science…going to start w/ chemistry so if anyone has any good living books for elementary chemistry …pass them my way please.Doug SmithKeymaster
Have you tried doing something like setting the Subject pop-up menu to Science and then typing chemistry in the main search field? That technique might turn up some good books for you.
that didn’t turn up anything- perhaps there just isn’t anything in there specific to chemistry…. thanks though! i will continue to browse through it to see what i can find…Doug SmithKeymaster
Just to clarify, is it returning no results at all or is it showing some books but none suitable? I see a handful of books when I try it so I just want to make sure it’s working properly for you.BookwormParticipant
Searching in the Bookfinder under “Subject” with “Chemistry” for the key word turns up only eight items, so you could easily look at that. Only two on the list might be applicable for elementary children–the Mystery of the Periodic Table is one my kids read in 6th grade, and there is a John Tiner book as well that might be adaptable. The Mystery of the Periodic Table is definitely a living book! We love it. Remember there just isn’t a terrific amount on chemistry at early ages, as this is typically not taught until later grades.
thanks guys… i was actually putting the words in the wrong place- so i did get the same 8 books. I actually do have quite a list from looking thru my own collection and searching on line- of living books associated w/ chemistry. I guess i consider things like baking/cooking etc… to fall under this catagory. Lots of pop and fizz type stuff too… etc.. i will share once I get my list done;) thanks again
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