Science was not my favorite subject in grade school. I didn't mind learning about sprouting seeds and magnets in the early elementary school years, but I didn't care much for learning about space travel and beginning physics in the later grades. I did take biology in high school, but avoided physics, chemistry and earth science.
I think I have nearly as many school science books as I do school music books. That is, a LOT! I prefer the early books: seeing sweet illustrations of little children playing in the snow, learning about the seasons; and photos or illustrations of them learning about baby animals or watching seeds grow, just makes me nostalgic for those days gone by.
I'm not going to give you much detail about my books, I'll just post the illustrations and let you draw your own conclusions. I'll insert a note or two when appropriate. These books are from the 1930s to the early 1960s- think it will be obvious to you which books are the oldest. In several cases I have two different versions of the same book- just different publish dates. Often these books have newer, more 'modern' illustrations in the later version. Enjoy!
|Sweet pages from the Science Stories, above. These were published by Scott, Foresman, who published the Dick and Jane books. They also published Art Stories.|
|Later edition of the books shown above.|
|Awesome illustration from We See, above|
|The science books are published by Heath, the one on the left is a later edition of the one next to it.|
|A page from the earlier, 1950s edition.|
|The same page from the later, early 60s edition.|
|Science for slightly older children.|
|Space was a big deal to the children of the Sputnik era|
|Books for older elementary age children, late 1950s.|
|A nearly complete set of science books by the Winston Co.|
|All the books from the series, including the earlier editions.|
|Love this one... those magnets!!!|
|It's nice to know that girls can build!|