Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6 (Second Edition)  -     By: Marvin N. Tolman
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Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6 (Second Edition)

John Wiley & Sons / 2006 / Paperback

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Invigorate your science classes and banish any boredom with this huge book of hands-on earth science activities! Emphasizing a discovery/inquiry approach that encourages students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own heuristic experiences, this new edition puts an increased emphasis on collaboration, shared observations, and writing.

The 160 activities are designed for students to generally be able to perform independently after the teacher provides the materials listed and a copy of the procedure steps. Teacher information is provided for teachers to discuss following the activity.

Perfect for science fairs or supplementing your normal science curriculum, activities are arranged by topic, which include: air, weather, ecology, beyond the earth, water, the earth, and above the earth. 464 reproducible pages, softcover, lay-flat binding for easy copying.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0787978663
ISBN-13: 9780787978662
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Publisher's Description

This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands-on experiences. This new edition includes an expanded Teacher Information section, inquiry-based models, and complex cooperative learning projects using materials found around the home. Many of the activities easily become great science fair ideas as well as activities that correlate with the national standards.

Designed to be user friendly, the book includes easy-to-use, hands on activities and is organized into eight sections:

 

Air

Water

Weather

The Earth

Ecology

Above the Earth

Beyond the Earth

Current Electricity

Author Bio

Marvin N. Tolman, Ed.D., is a popular presenter at national meetings of science teachers, contributes to academic journals, reviews science education materials, and edits textbook and journal series. Currently, he is professor of teacher education at Brigham Young University and author of the popular Hands-On Science series from Jossey-Bass.

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