The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World by Temple Grandin PhD

Published April 2021 

Available in the Richland Library collection in the following formats: printand eBook via OverDrive/Libby app. 

From New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson  Temple Grandin comes a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see–with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking,  which kids can enjoy all year round! 

What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes? 

In this book, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky. This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own. 

With forty projects to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around them, from the depths of space to their own backyard, this is a perfect read for budding scientists, inventors, and creators!

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