This book provides easy and fun ways to explore the fascinating world of science. Journal writing is an excellent education vehicle to lead students to a better understanding of scientific concepts. The ideas offered can be enjoyed from the very basic to more advanced levels by using more teacher guidance versus more student self-directed involvement. The numerous, exciting, hands-on activities offered in this resource book will complement your regular lesson plans and make logical, creative thinkers out of your students. The experiments, charts, diagrams, illustrations, descriptive and comparative writing exercises will enhance not only the students' scientific knowledge, but also increase reading comprehension, writing and artistic skills, as well. Important problem-solving strategies, such as following the Scientific Method, acting out a solution, making a table, reasoning through writing, looking for a pattern, making a systematic list, and making and using a drawing or model can be taught through the activities in this book.