Every body perseveres in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled to change that state by impressed forces.- Isaac Newton, Principia (First Law of Motion) In other words, students (bodies in a state of rest) need lots of hands-on activities (impressed forces) to learn (compelling change)! All the activities in this book are based upon science principles, many of which are explained by Newton's laws. The spirit of Sir Isaac is present on the pages of this book offering explanation, advice, additional information and encouragement. Children will engage in corn seed olympics, experiment with leaves, set plants in motion, investigate pollen and more. Many labs include data tables and background information. An answer key is included. This innovative collection of Science Action Labs provides a multitude of material for your students. Choose some activities to make your class demonstrations bloom, convert some to hands-on labs for the entire class or develop some for individual projects or reports. You'll find that each Science Action Lab is designed to encourage your students to think and solve problems and, after all, isn't that what science is all about? Newton would approve.
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