37 Dirty Science

British Columbia
Shar Levine British Columbia

Shar Levine is an internationally award- winning and bestselling author of children’s science books. Levine and her writing partner, Leslie Johnstone, shared the 2006 Eve Savory Award for Science Communication, and two of their books were shortlisted for the Subaru Prize. Their new book is Dirty Science. Read more

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Studio 1398
$17 / $8.50 for school groups

There’s more to the dirt beneath your feet than, well, dirt. (In fact, don’t call it dirt—it’s soil!) Vancouver’s very own “Science Lady,” Shar Levine, author of more than 50 children’s books, is here to reveal what’s going on behind, or beneath, the scenes—like discovering the hundreds of invisible bugs in a handful of dirt. Levine’s passion is infectious. “I want to make people love science,” she says. There’s a budding scientist in every kid, and Levine is happiest when she’s working hands-on with a group of future Einsteins. Kids and teachers, come prepared to be more than onlookers this afternoon. This is a chance to get your hands dirty and leave hooked on science.

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Suitable for grades 3–5

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Dirty Science


Shar Levine, Dirty Science: 25 Experiments with Soil

Curriculum Connection:

  • Science


  • Ask students to conduct an experiment from the book.
  • Ask them to write a descriptive report of the experiment that they conducted, using the scientific method. Their report should answer:
           What was your hypothesis?
           Did you expect the results that you got? Why or why not?
           Where have you seen this phenomenon occur in nature?
  • Research and write a bio on a famous scientist. What did they contribute to science? What’s a famous experiment that they did? Did their discoveries change the world? How?