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How does a home-cooked breakfast give a little girl the energy she needs for a brand-new day? In gently expressive language, her mother takes readers on a journey into the earth where sleepy seeds are tickled awake and grow into golden oats; into blueberry patches, where green leaves break apart water and air to build sweet sugar; and into a pasture where sun becomes grass, becomes cow, becomes milk.
Sun in My Tummy breaks big ideas into child-sized pieces, making it an accessible introduction to the concepts of matter and energy, and how the sun’s light becomes fuel for our bodies through the food we eat.
According to School Library Journal, “this book is as essential as sunshine; the absolutely beautiful STEM story is as absorbing as photosynthesis itself.”
- Used by people who call the work: Montessori Cosmic Education, Story of the Universe
- Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Agriculture, Biology and Earth Systems Science, Ecology/Sustainability, Education, Science
- Learning Stages: Elementary 3 - 5, Elementary K - 2
- Type: Book
- Keywords: photosynthesis, food webs, chemistry, STEM education, gratitude, interconnectedness, mindful eating
- Why I love this Resource: This book is more than a poetic and accessible introduction to photosynthesis for children; it is also a meditation on the interconnectedness of all things and what we can perceive when we look deeply enough. As Thich Nhat Hahn wrote, "in this plate of food I see the whole universe, supporting my existence."
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- Posted By: Laura Alary
- Date Added: March 2, 2022