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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Helen Jean Challand  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1921 in Shabbona, IL

-- Helen Jean Challand on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Helen Challand received herB. E. from Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University and her M. A. from Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Helen began her career as a High school health teacher in Evanston, Ill., then went on to Monticello College in Alton, an instructor in biology. Helen then went to National College of Education, in Evanston, as a professor of life sciences until her retirement. Helen also was a collaborator for several educational film companies as well as a consultant for Childrens Press Science Encyclopedia.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Activities in the Earth Sciences
ISBN: 0516005065

Childrens Pr. 1982

Activities and experiments--such as making charcoal, measuring shadows, and calculating the speed of sound--in the areas of astronomy, weather, and geology.

Experiments With Magnets (A New True Book)
ISBN: 0516412795

Childrens Pr. 1986

Suggests experiments introducing magnets and magnetism, demonstrating the magnetic field and the properties, strength, and uses of magnets

Experiments With Electricity (New True Books: Science (Paperback))
ISBN: 0516412760

Childrens Pr. 1986

A discussion of the properties of electricity, with several related experiments, and an introduction to different kinds of batteries

Experiments W/Chemistry
ISBN: 0516411519

Children's Press (CT). 1988

Disappearing Wetlands (Saving Planet Earth)
ISBN: 0516055119

Childrens Pr. 1992

Examines the ecological role of wetlands and discusses how they are formed, what life they support, and how people modify or destroy them.

Speaking Engagements

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