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Profiles in Science Book Seeds


These include activities for a wide range of ages, from as young as 6 to as old as 12. Please note that many issues are included in other curricula. (See below for details.) Book Seeds may, however, be purchased and used independently of other Blossom and Root curricula.

Year 1 Issues: Year 1 issues are included in a purchase of Blossom and Root First Grade / Year 1, or the science from First Grade / Year 1, or science and nature study bundle from First Grade / Year 1. All six year 1 issues have been released. Please note that the John Muir issue was replaced in December 2020 with an issue based on Young Water Protectors by Aslan Tudor.

Year 2 Issues: Year 2 issues are included in a purchase of Blossom and Root Second Grade / Year 2, or the science from Second Grade / Year 2, or science and nature study bundle from Second Grade / Year 2. As of 12/1/20, the first three issues have been released. The remaining 3 issues will be released by 12/31/20.

Year 3 Issues: Year3 issues are included in a purchase of Blossom and Root Third Grade / Year 3, or the science from Third Grade / Year 3, or science and nature study bundle from Third Grade / Year 3. As of 12/1/20, the first issue has been released. The remaining 5 issues will be released by 1/10/21.

Year 1 Issues

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 1: Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh

Topics: Echolocation and Sonar Technology, Cartography, the Landscape Beneath the Ocean’s Surface, and Asking Big Questions

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 2: Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure by Jennifer Thermes

Topics: Charles Darwin, Natural Selection, Field Drawing and Nature Journaling, Observation as a Scientific Tool, and the Importance for Environmental Responsibility in Science Fields

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 3: Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon by Jeannine Atkins

Topics: Mary Anning, What Fossils Tell Us, Types of Fossils, Paleontology

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 4: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Picture Book Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Topics: Wind energy, wind mills, energy sources, drought, tinkering, and problem-solving

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 5: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Cessay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul

Topics: Plastic waste, biodegradability, recycling and upcycling, reducing single-use plastic waste, taking action through small and intentional choices.

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 6: Young Water Protectors, A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan Tudor

Topics: Water cycle, bodies of water, oil pipelines, environmental activism

This issue is not currently available for individual purchase but will be available for individual purchase in our store by the end of 2020. We will add a link here when it becomes available for individual purchase.

Year 1 Profiles in Science Bundle: All six Year 1 issues in a single bundle. Save 1.00 USD per issue when you buy all six issues in a single bundle!

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Year 2 Issues

Profiles in Science Issue No. 7: The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Jadav Payeng

Exploring erosion and how plants help to prevent it, fast and slow growing plants

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 8: The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins

Topics: Succulents and other drought-resistant plants, garden design

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Profiles in Science Issue No. 9: In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby

Topics: Compost, mono-cropping, soil health, identifying plant problems

This issue is not currently available for individual purchase but will be available for individual purchase in our store by the end of 2020. We will add a link here when it becomes available for individual purchase.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 10: Wangaris Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

This issue will be released by the end of 2020. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 11: I am a Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon by Baptiste and Miranda Paul

This issue will be released by the end of 2020. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 12: Gregor Mendel, The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe

This issue will be released by the end of January 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Year 3 Issues

Profiles in Science Issue No. 13: Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne AND Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola

Topics: Coral and coral bleaching, submarines, ocean zones, and sound pollution

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Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 14: Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle AND Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington

This issue will be released by early 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 15: Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

This issue will be released by early 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 16: Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez

This issue will be released by early 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 17: Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement by by Stephanie Roth Sisson

This issue will be released by early 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

Coming Soon! Profiles in Science Issue No. 18: The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

This issue will be released by early 2021. We will add topics and a store link at that time.

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