Snowfall on Riccarton Road : Picturing Canterbury

Looking east towards the Riccarton Mall. Lots of telephone poles & above-ground wiring. 1950s Morris Oxford, 1960s Singer Gazelle. Old Riccarton Mall “R” sign, Caltex sign. The Man from the Prudential on the top storey. McKenzies shop in the mall front corner. Rub-a-dub car wash sign, concrete slab fences. Photo taken 21 June 1976. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt, Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ.

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Science Snippets – Breathe Easy

Each week during term time (except the first and last week) the team from Science Alive bring their Science Snippets sessions into our libraries. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week!

There is a different theme for each session and this coming week from Monday 27 June it’s Breathe Easy. 

You are sure to learn all about breathing, your lungs and asthma.

Here are some great nonfiction books that we have in the library if you want to learn more about breathing:

I couldn’t find any stories about breathing and asthma in our catalogue.  There is this Into Reading book for beginner readers about a boy with asthma:

We also have some fantastic eResources with heaps of information about light. Check these out:

  • Britannica Library Kids – a search for ‘breathing,’ ‘lungs’ and ‘asthma’ gives you information about the respiratory system and asthma, with different levels of information for different ages.
  • World Book Kids – a search for ‘breathing,’ ‘lungs’ and ‘asthma’ gives you information about the respiratory system and asthma, along with some suggestions for other topics you might like to look at for more information.

For more information about Science Alive’s Science Snippets check out Science Alive on our website.