Call Number: GE 77 .B67 2012 CURRICULUM COLLECTION
Publication Date: 2012-07-17
More than 100 classroom activities to encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic--from waste reduction and recycling to air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction--and provides information to help you present these topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways.
Centers are a wonderful, motivating way for students to practice important skills, but they can take up a lot of classroom space. Every book in this series is brimming with self-contained, portable centers. The storage system is built-in. Once you've made the centers, they're ready to use at any time.
Conducting science investigations beyond the four walls of the classroom is one of the best ways for young people to develop scientific thinking and to practice gathering and analyzing their own data. Outdoor Inquiries is the clear, concise handbook that shows you how.
Students often think that science is a boring and difficult subject with no relevance to their every day lifes. 100 Ideas for Teaching Science contains creative ideas on putting the 'wow' factor back into science lessons and for showing kids how relevant science is.
Doing Good Science in Middle School combines practical insights about adolescent learners with what master teachers know about how to shift from passive, textbook-centered instruction to inquiry-based investigations. Chapters cover the psychology of the middle school learner; why inquiry and collaboration are the cornerstones of good science; integrating science, literacy, math, and technology; classroom management and safety; plus additional resources and ample forms.
The best way to transform students' scientific thinking is by transforming their science writing. Writing is thinking and with Negotiating Science you'll move from rote procedures to the kind of writing that real scientists do. Your students will learn to negotiate meaning from the results of their work and to argue for their ideas - posing questions, documenting evidence, making claims, and sharing data.
150 easy projects using everyday materials, demonstrated step by step in 1300 photographs Find out how things work: energy, wind, nature, ships, cars, cameras and computers. Fun science ideas you can do at home and school
Show how to harness energy with windmills, make a biogas generator, and create alternative fuels. Demonstrate green power with recycled paper, solar building, and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Test the ozone, be a "garbage detective,” and discuss how to reverse global warming.
Spark your interest in science by learning about electricity and magnetism. Build an electromagnet, learn how circuits work, and more. Using the ideas and experiments presented in this book, students can come up with their own ideas for successful science fair projects.
Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how.