More Everyday Science Mysteries

More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: National Science Teachers Assn
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781933531441
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

These mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with the foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry.

More Everyday Science Mysteries Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching

More Everyday Science Mysteries  Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935155482
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Everyday Science Mysteries Stories for Inquiry Based Science Teaching Book Excerpt:

Through 15 mystery stories, this book memorably illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Each mystery presents opportunities for students to create questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with explanations. Focused on concepts such as periodic motion, thermodynamics, temperature and energy, and sound, these mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with a foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry.

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: National Science Teachers Association
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781935155133
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

What are the odds of a meteor hitting your house? What are "warm" clothes anyway? Do you get "more" sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Everyone loves a good mystery and these unfold in the 15 stories presented in Even More Everyday Science Mysteries, the third volume in author Richard Konicek-Moran's awardwinning series. Again, the author uses stories without endings to teach a science principle, allowing the students to investigate how each story can be resolved. All the stories relate to the world around us and encourage students to "take ownership" of their learning. In "Here's the Crusher," family members ponder what could have crushed a plastic soda bottle sitting on a counter. By exploring each family member's idea, common misconceptions are uncovered and discussed. In "Florida Cars?" Amber seeks out the causes of rust on cars from Florida. She experiments with nails to try to discover what ingredients produce rust. Your students will tackle Amber's problem and reach their own conclusions. Science topics explored include evaporation, erosion, thermal energy, atmospheric pressure, buoyancy, and density. "These stories are bound to reveal the wonderful ideas all students have, give them the confidence to explore their own thinking, and provide opportunities for them to `do' science rather than have science `done' to them." -Page Keeley, NSTA President 2008-09

Everyday Science Mysteries

Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1933531215
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

The story format is one of the most effective ways to engage students’ attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K–8, and key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the National Science Education Standards.

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1936137844
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

What are the odds of a meteor hitting your house? What are ""warm"" clothes anyway? Do you get ""more"" sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Everyone loves a good mystery and these unfold in the 15 stories presented in Even More Everyday Science Mysteries, the third volume in author Richard Konicek-Moran's award-winning series. Again, the author uses stories without endings to teach a science principle, allowing the students to investigate how each story can be resolved. All the stories relate to the world around us and encourage students to ""take ownership"" of their learning.

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011
ISBN: 193613747X
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

In the fourth book of this award-winning series, author Richard Konicek-Moran explores 15 new mysteries children and adults encounter in their daily lives. Relating the mysteries to experiences familiar to elementary and middle school students, the stories show how science is part of everyday life and initiate inquiry-based learning by leaving each mystery without an ending. Students identify the problem to be solved, formulate questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with possible explanations.

Everyday Physical Science Mysteries

Everyday Physical Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1936959291
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Physical Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

What can make a ball roll faster? Does the temperature of wood affect the heat of a fire? How can old-fashioned tin can telephones teach today's students about sound and technology? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. The 21 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on physical science, including motion, friction, temperature, forces, and sound. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Hard to Teach Science Concepts

Hard to Teach Science Concepts
Author: Susan B. Koba,Carol T. Taylor Mitchell
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1936137453
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard to Teach Science Concepts Book Excerpt:

Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1936959283
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

"What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Savings Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate, and geology. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lesson from scratch." cover verso

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Everyday Life Science Mysteries
Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1936959305
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life Science Mysteries Book Excerpt:

How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? What makes children look like--or different from--their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including botany, human physiology, zoology, and health. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Imaginative Science Education

Imaginative Science Education
Author: Yannis Hadzigeorgiou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 3319295268
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginative Science Education Book Excerpt:

This book is about imaginative approaches to teaching and learning school science. Its central premise is that science learning should reflect the nature of science, and therefore be approached as an imaginative/creative activity. As such, the book can be seen as an original contribution of ideas relating to imagination and creativity in science education. The approaches discussed in the book are storytelling, the experience of wonder, the development of ‘romantic understanding’, and creative science, including science through visual art, poetry and dramatization. However, given the perennial problem of how to engage students (of all ages) in science, the notion of ‘aesthetic experience’, and hence the possibility for students to have more holistic and fulfilling learning experiences through the aforementioned imaginative approaches, is also discussed. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the theoretical background of a specific imaginative approach (e.g., storytelling, ‘wonder-full’ science), reviews the existing empirical evidence regarding its role in the learning process, and points out its implications for pedagogy and instructional practices. Examples from physical science illustrating its implementation in the classroom are also discussed. In distinguishing between ‘participation in a science activity’ and ‘engagement with science ideas per se’, the book emphasizes the central role of imaginative engagement with science content knowledge, and thus the potential of the recommended imaginative approaches to attract students to the world of science.

Science Formative Assessment Volume 2

Science Formative Assessment  Volume 2
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1452270295
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Formative Assessment Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Deepen scientific understanding with formative assessment! Only by really knowing what your students are thinking can you design learning opportunities that deepen content mastery and meet their individual needs. In this highly engaging resource, internationally respected expert Page Keeley shares 50 new techniques to pinpoint student understanding before, during, and after instruction. In addition to promoting best practices in the classroom, the techniques shared here support learning and link instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, along with: Practical strategies for use throughout the instruction cycle Considerations for implementation and suggestions for modification An explanation of how each technique promotes learning

Elementary Science Methods A Constructivist Approach

Elementary Science Methods  A Constructivist Approach
Author: David Jerner Martin
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 1133707092
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elementary Science Methods A Constructivist Approach Book Excerpt:

The text that pioneered a constructivist approach to elementary science teaching is based on two fundamental and complementary ideas: that it's more important for children to learn how to do science than to learn about science, and that elementary science teachers needing to know a great deal of science, but rather should be co-inquirers with their students. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH, Sixth Edition, features a wealth of exercises, including open-ended inquiry activities that help teacher candidates construct their own conceptualizations about science content and teaching methods. More than 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities, organized by grade level, can be used to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. All activities and much of the text content are clearly linked to National Science Education Standards (NSES) for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching. Also included are suggestions for appropriate children's literature to encourage interdisciplinary learning. The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides valuable tools and resources such as additional activities and video clips that students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Using Science Notebooks in Middle School

Using Science Notebooks in Middle School
Author: Michael P. Klentschy
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1936137046
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Science Notebooks in Middle School Book Excerpt:

Many middle school teachers across the United States use student science notebooks as part of their daily classroom instruction. Many others would like to but are not sure exactly how to start. Following his bestselling Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms, Michael Klentschy now examines how the student science notebook can be an invaluable tool at the middle school level. Strategic sentence starters, discussion starters, graphic organizers, and writing scaffolds are included to create or build on existing knowledge. Numerous examples of student work are provided---even an entire notebook entry for one lesson, from making initial predictions to defending conclusions. A discussion of the needs of English learners is also provided, with specific strategies to increase both language fluency and writing proficiency. Scoring guides and other approaches to giving student feedback are included to both underline the importance of feedback and provide some classroom-tested ways to do it.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science
Author: Page Keeley
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1936137518
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science Book Excerpt:

Author Page Keeley continues to provide KOCo12 teachers with her highly usable and popular formula for uncovering and addressing the preconceptions that students bring to the classroomOCothe formative assessment probeOCoin this first book devoted exclusively to life science in her Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. Keeley addresses the topics of life and its diversity; structure and function; life processes and needs of living things; ecosystems and change; reproduction, life cycles, and heredity; and human biology."

Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching

Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching
Author: Susan Mundry,Katherine E. Stiles
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935155008
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching Book Excerpt:

The volume begins with the argument that in a PLC environment, teachers receive continuous professional development, therefore improving their teaching skills to the benefit of student learning. Later chapters recount the origins of schools as professional learning communities, define the characteristics of professional learning communities, and review research on the subject.

Your Science Classroom Becoming an Elementary Middle School Science Teacher

Your Science Classroom  Becoming an Elementary   Middle School Science Teacher
Author: M. Jenice Goldston,Laura Downey
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2012-01-18
ISBN: 1412975220
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Science Classroom Becoming an Elementary Middle School Science Teacher Book Excerpt:

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice "Dee" Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS
Author: Eric Brunsell,Deb M. Kneser,Kevin J. Niemi
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 193894660X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS Book Excerpt:

If you’re charged with helping educators achieve the vision of the new science standards, this is the professional development resource you need. This book is chock-full of activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put the standards into practice in the classroom. Written by three experts in professional development for science teachers, Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS • Introduces the vocabulary, structure, and conceptual shifts of the NGSS • Explores the three dimensions of the Framework—science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas—and how they’re integrated in the NGSS • Provides classroom case studies of instructional approaches for students challenged by traditional science teaching • Covers curricular decisions involving course mapping, designing essential questions and performance assessments, and using the NGSS to plan units of instruction • Examines the connections between the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards • Offers advice for getting past common professional development sticking points and finding further resources Given the widespread changes in today’s education landscape, teachers and administrators may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of putting the new standards into practice. If you’re a science specialist, curriculum coordinator, or instructional coach who provides professional development, you will find this collection immensely helpful for heading off “initiative fatigue,” whether in an individual school or throughout a district.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 1

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science  Volume 1
Author: Page D. Keeley,Rand Harrington
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1935155180
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

This is a must-have book if you're going to tackle the challenging concepts of force and motion in your classroom. --

Math and Science for Young Children

Math and Science for Young Children
Author: Rosalind Charlesworth
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN: 1305686373
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Math and Science for Young Children Book Excerpt:

MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, introduces readers to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.