Miss Abby at Madison

miss abby personal profile photo Meet Miss Abby at Madison Branch!

"My favorite summer activity is having bonfire and making s’mores with friends."

"The most exciting science experiment I remember doing as a kid was blowing up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda. You put the baking soda in the balloon and the vinegar in a bottle. The balloon opening gets placed over the bottle. Tip the balloon up so the baking soda falls down into the bottle, and the balloon fills with air! We used to do this one over and over, because it was fun to watch and easy to set up."

Miss Abby would like to recommend these science books!

Bridges are to Cross by Philemon Sturges
Recommended for ages 3 - 8

“Everyone knows bridges are to cross: wide rivers, deep ravines, peaceful gardens, little streams. We cross bridges to get to the other side. But did you know that bridges are significant for all kids of reasons?” Bridges are to Cross combines fiction and non-fiction with in the same book! It has a story about what different bridges are there for, but it also tells the name of the bridge, where it is, what it is made out of, and when it was built. This book works for a wide age range of children. It has the simple story that younger children can understand, but it also has a more detailed paragraph for older children to learn a little bit extra about each bridge. The illustrations are wonderfully done with cut paper and can be used to talk about different methods of creating the pictures for books.


What Floats in a Moat? by Lynne Berry
Recommended for ages 5 - 9

Archie the Goat is trying to make an important delivery to the queen, but there is a moat in the way. He decides he needs something that will float to cross the moat. Goat tries a full barrel, an empty barrel, and a half full barrel to cross the moat. One of these three works great! Read What Floats in a Moat? to find out which one. There is even an author’s note in the back of the book that explains the science behind the barrels sinking and floating. After reading the book, take time with your children to experiment at home with household items that sink and float.


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