Book reading: Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Authored by Mike Allegra — Illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel

Join us as we dive into being a scientist


Narrated by Deborah Zierten

Anyone can be a scientist. All it takes is to make observations, ask some questions and create an experiment. After reading this book hopefully you are encouraged to think like a scientist as well.

Esta lectura también está disponible en español

Book Extension Activities

  1. What observation did scampers make that led him to conduct experiments on the owl?
  2. Write down three fun facts about spotted owls by reading the following website.
  3. What else do owls eat besides mice? Create a food web poster, including owls, what they eat, and what, if anything eats them.
  4. Conduct an experiment yourself involving an egg, water and salt. First, create a hypothesis, Will an egg sink or float in fresh waters? What about in salt water? Conduct your experiment and share your observations.

Here’s a list of some other great resources the League provides:

About the author

Deborah joined the League's staff in 2013 as the Education & Interpretation Manager. She brings with her extensive experience teaching science, developing curriculum and connecting kids to the natural world.

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