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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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Activities in the earth sciences /
ISBN: 0516005065. OCLC Number: 8476315

Childrens Press,. .

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

Disappearing wetlands /
ISBN: 0516055119. OCLC Number: 24871923

Children's Press,. .

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

Experiments with electricity :
ISBN: 0516412760. OCLC Number: 233582730

[publisher not identified]. .

Experiments with magnets.
ISBN: 0516412795. OCLC Number: 233582732

Scholastic, Inc.. .

Explains what magnets are and why they behave as they do, and features nine experiments designed to help young readers learn about magnets.