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Darwin and Evolution for Kids

by Kristin Lawson
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003. 160 pages.

In Darwin and Evolution for Kids, Lawson provides a biography of Darwin combined with a sketch of his ideas and their development, along with "engaging and fun activities where children can: make their own fossils using clay, seashells, and plaster; keep field notes as backyard naturalists; investigate whether acquired traits are passed along to future generations; explore the adaptive strategies plants have developed to distribute seeds; observe how carnivorous plants trap and devour their prey; go on a botanical treasure hunt." Darwin and Evolution for Kids was selected by National Public Radio's Science Friday as one of the best science books of 2003. For ages 9 and up.