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Excerpt from Nature Study by Grades: A Text-Book for Lower Grammar GradesIt is the object of this book to aid both teachers and pupils in an examination and study of the common laws and properties of matter found in every school environment- toMoreExcerpt from Nature Study by Grades: A Text-Book for Lower Grammar GradesIt is the object of this book to aid both teachers and pupils in an examination and study of the common laws and properties of matter found in every school environment- to organize and direct investigations into the secrets of nature- to discover her laws and their relations to us- to stimulate observation and inference- and to enjoy communion with, and to secure profit from, the common things around us.Bearing in mind that children should study things rather than books, and that these things must be found within the environment of the children- and, further, that no text-book can be sufficiently comprehensive to include in its lessons all the useful features in the surroundings of any considerable number of schools or homes, it follows, therefore, that many original lessons, based upon the observations and experiences of individual schools, should form an important part of a course in nature study, and must be provided by the teacher.Most of the lessons included in this text are general in character and may be given in any school- but equal or greater good comes from studying special features of the respective environments of various schools. In doing this, the pupils acquire more readily the true scientific attitude toward nature- appreciate and enjoy better her phenomena- get a more perfect conception of the principles by which nature is governed, and understand more clearly how these principles may be made to serve mans needs.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.