Description : Think of this unique reference book as Inspiration Central for elementary and middle school science teachers. Fully updated, this new edition of The Everyday Science Sourcebook is structured like an easy-to-use thesaurus. Look up a topic in the index, note the reference number, and then use that number to find a wealth of related activities in the entry section. From there, you'll see entries on how students can make a liquid thermometer, graph air temperatures, and measure the conversion of solar energy to heat energy. The Everyday Science Sourcebook deserves a prominent spot on your bookself. It will provide a springboard for ideas every time you need to fill a gap in your curriculum, add a fresh element to your lessons, or extend and enrich hands-on activities.
Description : In a rapidly evolving local and global economy, skills related to mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry, and technological innovation are becoming more critical for success in and out of school. Thus, Demystify Math, Science, and Technology addresses the need to cultivate these skills in young students so that ingenuity, teamwork, and imaginative skills become part of their arsenal in dealing with real world challenges.
Description : Your definitive guide to inquiry- and argument-based science—updated for today’s standards! Doug Llewellyn’s two big aims with this new edition of Inquire Within? To help you engage students in activities and explorations that draw on their big questions, then build students’ capacity to defend their claims. Always striking a balance between the “why” and the “how,” new features include how to Teach argumentation, a key requirement of both the Common Core and NGSS Adapt your existing science curricula and benefit from the book’s many lesson plans Improve students’ language learning and communication skills through inquiry-based instruction Develop your own inquiry-based mindset
Description : Children who love both animals and a rousing game of I Spy will have fun with this book. To give kids practice identifying similarities and differences, the book starts by pairing easy-to-distinguish animals, such as zebras and horses. Then it moves on to duos that are more difficult to tell apart, such as turtles and tortoises and seals and sea lions. Reading Animals Two by Two is like taking a walk through the zoo with an eagle-eyed friend--one who wants to know if you can spot the differences between a frog and a toad or a mole and a vole! Animals Two by Two is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K-3 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants, and other phenomena related to biology. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.
Description : "Environments of Our Earth" guides children through six types of regions that are shaped by rainfall or the lack thereof. Readers take a journey that starts with dense tropical rainforests and woodlands, travels through grassy savannas and prairies, and ends at dry steppes and deserts. Throughout the book, attentive readers can compare how and why each region is alike and different.
Description : As he begins to discover the interesting rocks all around him, Spenser has many questions about what he finds. Given the differences in the rocks' colors, sizes, shapes, and textures, there is much to learn about rocks! But that's not all the curious child learns in this tale of discovery. Spenser's fascination grows as he sorts and re-sorts his rock collection and asks questions about what he observes. For Spenser--as well as young readers--the experience is an engaging introduction to scientific procedures such as classification and research. Spenser and the Rocks is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of geology, land forms, weather, environments, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.