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The newly updated American Heritage® Children's Science Dictionary introduces students in grades 4-6 (ages 9-12) to the language and ideas of science. Over 2,600 entries, written in clear language and accompanied by stunning color art, cover the full range of scientific subjects, from biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to the environment, technology, and medicineThe newly updated American Heritage® Children's Science Dictionary introduces students in grades 4-6 (ages 9-12) to the language and ideas of science. Over 2,600 entries, written in clear language and accompanied by stunning color art, cover the full range of scientific subjects, from biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to the environment, technology, and medicine. Key figures in the sciences are showcased in biographical entries and sidebars. Tables and charts include the periodic table, a chart of geologic time, and a timeline of scientific discovery. Detailed, illustrated feature notes provide in-depth information on basic concepts, and brief notes relate interesting facts on dozens of additional topics....

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  • Karrie K
    2018-10-10 10:07

    Name: Karrie KennettTitle and Citation: American Heritage, (Ed.). (2011). The American heritage children’s science dictionary. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Type of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: Brief Description: This dictionary focuses on essential science vocabulary and remains child friendly while doing so. It contains many pictures and diagrams to help children understand visually. It was highly recommended for all schools by Library Media Connection. Citation of a Review: Wildner, K. (2011). The American heritage children’s science dictionary [Review of the book The American heritage children’s science dictionary, by American Heritage, (Ed.)]. Library Media Connection, 29(5). Cost: $18.95Relevance and Relationship: This reference selection would be invaluable to our English language learners, especially students recently to this country, when trying to encourage the use of the English language in classroom conversations. The many pictures and diagrams could help encourage understanding while the child-friendly writing keeps it at a developmentally appropriate level. There are also interesting “Did you know?” boxes designed to pique children’s interest. Purpose: The purpose of this reference material is to clarify and increase understanding for science concepts taught within the classroom and school science lab.Validity: This dictionary not only encourages student reading within a content area, but is also from a company that has provided sound reference material for many years. Format: The format for this text is print.Arrangement and Presentation: This dictionary is displayed using the word followed by it’s phonetic pronunciations and the definition in child-friendly language. Color photographs, drawings, diagrams, flowcharts, timelines and tables also help students to understand on a visual level. Diversity: This book will be especially great for the English Language Learners in the school to gain a better understand of how they can connect prior knowledge in their native language to what is being learned in the current classroom setting.

  • Meagan Moremen
    2018-10-12 03:57

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (2010). The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary (2nd ed.). New York: Author.Citation created by: Meagan MoremenCall Number: REF 503Description: An alphabetized list of the most common science terms from a variety of disciplines. This dictionary is designed for students in grades 4-6 according to Library Media Connection.Content/scope: This dictionary contains over 2,600 science terms from a variety of disciplines within science including biology, astronomy, physics, etc. Each term has a pronunciation and definition(s). Pages also include pictures, charts, timelines, and miniature biographies on people who have contributed to science.Accuracy/Authority: Houghton Mifflin is a widely known textbook producer. This particular dictionary is in its 2nd edition. The introduction to the dictionary provides a list of about 20 editors and producers to the information in the book.Arrangement/Presentation: Terms are arranged alphabetically. Table of contents is organized by subject. Relation to Similar Works: The company produces many reference materials, but is most commonly known for their production of textbooks.Timeliness/Permanence: This book was published in 2010 so is up to date. A reference book such as this needs to be updated frequently to include changes in the field of science.Cost: $18.95Rationale for Selection: This book was selected because in my observations of my field placement as well as the library in my own school, the nonfiction section is usually outdated, especially in the sciences. The layout of this dictionary would appeal to a variety of learning styles and is very easy for young students to use.Professional Review: Library Media Connection, Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p92-92

  • Brandie
    2018-10-21 04:11

    American Heritage Dictionaries. (Eds.). (2010). The American heritage children's science dictionary. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Citation by: Brandie McKinneyType of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: Ref 503Content/Scope: A reference resource for students in grades 4-7. This reference resource covers 2,600 words related to science. Each page contains guide words, individual words, pronunciation, and definitions. There are also pictures and extra "Did you know" information for some of the words. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: American Heritage has published a number of dictionaries and reference resources for children. Arrangement/Presentation: Arranged is alphabetical order, these science terms cover several areas of science and mathematics. Each page has guide words with each word having pronunciation and a definition. This dictionary also has a number of illustrations for words throughout the book. Relation to other works: This dictionary focuses on science vocabulary to enhance student knowledge on a particular subject. While there are other dictionaries available this one connects to students with interesting facts and pictures. Accessibility/Diversity: This dictionary presents science and math terms in student friendly language. The extra pictures and side notes will appeal to students who are English language learners and/or visual learners. Cost: $18.95Professional Review: Wildner, K. (2011). The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary. Library Media Connection, 29(5), 92.

  • Deana Chandler
    2018-10-22 04:13

    The American Heritage children's science dictionary New updated ed.;. (2010). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Citation created by: Deana ChandlerCall Number: 503Description: This dictionary is a science resource for younger students. It focuses on science vocabulary and provides “child-friendly” definitions that are supplemented with color photographs, timelines, tables, etc. Content/Scope: This text contains 2,600 entries that fall into various scientific areas including astronomy, biology, and physics. It uses phonetic pronunciations and illustrations so that students can derive understanding of key scientific concepts.Arrangement/Presentation: Entry words are highlighted in blue. A two to three sentence definition is included for each word and notations refer the reader to illustrations or cross references. Accuracy/Authority: This resource has received positive reviews by reputable review sources. Timeliness/Permanence: This source will need to be replaced with advances in science and technology.Relation to Similar Works: The Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science by Laurie Westphal is a similar work. It is limited to only eight science categories.Cost: $16.68Rational for Selection: This set provides a good supplement for the science curriculum and its child friendly format will appeal to younger students. Professional Review: School Library Journal, February 2004, Vol. 50, Issue 2 (Reviews older addition but much of the information remains the same.)

  • Kayla Berg
    2018-10-08 02:53

    APA Citation: The American Heritage children's science dictionary New updated ed.;. (2010). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Citation: Kayla BergType of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: 503Content/Scope: This volume focuses on vocabulary essential for the teaching of science content, concepts, and topics, focusing on child-friendly language to make the content accessible for all students and build an understanding of the foundational principles of various science terms.Accuracy/Authority/Bias: American Heritage is a reliable publisher of many dictionary compilations.Arrangement/Presentation: This single volume text covers science terms in alphabetical entries with accompanying illustrations as appropriate.Accessibility/Diversity: The posted reading level touts grades 5-8, however the student-friendly language makes the difficult science content much more accessible to students who may not understand the content during direct instruction.Relation: Currently, we have no dictionary reference material pertaining to specific subjects. All dictionaries are general dictionaries with the possible addition of a thesaurus. This volume would enhance the existing collection by adding a different subject to the reference volumes.Cost: $18.95Professional Review: Grabarek, D., Minkel, W., & Yusko, S. (2004). THE AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDREN'S SCIENCE DICTIONARY (Book). School Library Journal, 50(2), 87.

  • Allison Williamson
    2018-10-06 07:53

    The American heritage children’s science dictionary (2010). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Type of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: REF 503Citation by: Allison Williamson Content/Scope: This is a children’s science dictionary full of drawings, photographs and of course definitions (2,600+). According to Library Media Connection, this dictionary is designed for 4th through 6th grades. Topics include earth science, biology, astronomy, weather, medicine and many more. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Writers and editors of this dictionary are from American Heritage, a copy that has been working with dictionaries for years. This dictionary was published by Houghton Mifflin, a widely known textbook and trade book publisher. Arrangement/Presentation: This dictionary is very colorful and has kid-friendly text. Materials is presented in a way that students know they are using a dictionary but don’t seem to care. All terms are presented alphabetically and the table of contents is organized by subject (imagine that, right?) Timeliness and Permanence: This book was published in 2010 so it fits within guidelines of science books and being replaced every 5 years. Accessibility/Diversity: Recommended for 4th through 6th graders but pictures and kid friendly text allows for multiple grade levels and ability levels to access this dictionary. Cost: One copy is $18.95.Professional Review: Library Media Connection, Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p92-92

  • Robbie Travis
    2018-10-08 01:54

    The American heritage children’s science dictionary (2010). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Type of Reference: DictionaryCitation by: Robbie TravisContent/Scope: This dictionary introduces students in Grades 4-6 to the language and ideas of science. The text includes more than 2,600 clear definitions, 350 full-color drawings and photographs, and 150 biographies of notable scientists. Topics include earth science, computers, weather, outer space, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine and mathematics.Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This work is by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, a company that has long been respected as a widely-known and well-accepted publisher of dictionaries.Arrangement/Presentation: This dictionary is easy-to-read and colorful. It includes a 2-column format and a simple cross-referencing system. Definitions are age-appropriate and succinct. Several added features include “Did You Know” and “A Closer Look” boxes containing interesting facts.Relation to Other Works: Numerous similar works exist, including Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essentials, by Laurie Westphal, Scholastic’s Science Dictionary, and Science Dictionary by Seymour Simon.Cost: $17.95.Professional Reviews: Yusko, S. (2010). Reference review. School Library Journal, 55 (9), 87.

  • Melanie Wyatt
    2018-10-04 02:15

    The American Heritage children's science dictionary (Updated). (2010). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Reviewed by: Melanie WyattCategory: DictionaryCall #: REF 503Price: $18.95Description: The dictionary includes over 2,600 definitions on a variety of science topics. The book also includes over 350 photographs and illustrations. This item is a necessity at home and in the classroom. The abundance of information and affordable price will attract consumers. Content/scope: The purpose of the book, content and scope are geared towards all science students. Colorful illustrations are used so that visual learners have a better understanding of the text. Science students and teachers would definitely benefit from the inclusion of this encyclopedia in the library media center.Accuracy/Authority: This dictionary includes stunning visuals and was published within the last three years. This book has been reviewed in Library Journal.Arrangement/Presentation: The format for this book is print. Diversity: The dictionary includes lots of pictures and would be an excellent resource for the English Language Learner in the science classroom.

  • Amanda Wilcoxson
    2018-09-24 03:58

    The American heritage children’s science dictionary (2014). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Citation by: Amanda WilcoxsonType of Reference: DictionaryCall Number: Ref 503Content/Scope: This dictionary is targeted to students in grades 3-6. There are over 2,600 entries that cover topics in science. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: American Heritage is well known in publishing informational children's books. Arrangement/Presentation: Information is arranged in alphabetical order and is presented with clear definitions and colorful graphics. Tables, charts, and timelines present information clearly to students. Relation to other works: There are other children's science dictionaries on the market. This dictionary is both informative and interesting to this age group. Accessibility/Diversity: The information covers a wide range of topics that will appeal and audiences will find something worthwhile. The graphics will appeal to visual learners. Cost: $16.00Professional Review: Manning, P. (2012). The American heritage children's science dictionary: Updated edition. School Library Journal, 58(4), 68.

  • Juliet
    2018-10-14 05:12

    American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary (Updated). (2010). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Inc.Content & Scope: This updated version includes 2600+ entries with full color photos. Easy to understand definitions for elementary age children. Includes more than 100 "Did you know" boxes with interesting facts. Updated information on science topics such as when Pluto was demoted from a planet, weather, diseases, etc.Accuracy, Authority, Bias: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a well known publisher of many school textbooks. This would be a reputable source. All of the editors are trained lexicographers. Most have a graduate degree. Arrangement: Entry words are in bold, blue text. The words and definitions are organized into two columns per page. Relation to Similar Works: Scholastic Science Dictionary by Melvin Berger, The Ultimate Visual Dictionary of Science by Neil ArdleyTimeline, Permanence: This reference will need to be updated in a couple of years. The dictionary is already 2 years old. As new science discoveries are made, this reference will need to be updated.Cost:$18.95ISBN-13: 9780547333168