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Organized around 24 lessons, each with a mini-book project, lab activity, and graphic organizer project, students will learn about the lithosphere, earthquakes, types of rocks & minerals, caves, glaciers, rivers, lakes, oceans, soil, deserts, and other features of the Earth's surface.
Lessons are written to the teacher and tie together the various elements of the curriculum. Each features primary concepts to teach, vocabulary words, a note on which "Lots of Science Library Book" mini-book to make & read, lab activities, graphic organizer instructions, and "Experience, Investigations, and Research" enrichment/extension projects. Clear directions with step-by-step, leveled instructions, pictures, and helpful information make presenting lessons easy once the pre-lesson preparation is completed. A final cumulative project completes the course.
Each "Lots of Science Library Book" mini-book is numbered to match a lesson, and when completed, features the content for each lesson. Books are designed to be read to students, read independently, or used as research materials. Teachers will need to photocopy pages in order to create the booklets.
The 3D Graphic Organizers are also organized by lesson number, and provide pictures and graphics to be duplicated and used as manipulatives or other forms of visual reinforcement. These allow students to break down complicated information into an easy-to-remember format they can then analyze and review.
This flexible book is designed to be used as a multilevel resource or as a curriculum guide for a single student. In the "Lots of Science Library Books," the large print designates text for all students, while additional smaller print is given for older learners. Within the lessons for the teacher, pencil icons denote beginning (K-1st Grade), Primary (Grades 2 & 3) and Intermediate (Grades 4-8) levels.
This book is organized by section type (Teacher's Section, "Lots of Science Library Books" section, graphic organizer pages, etc.). Lessons take 1-3 days to complete. Grades K-8. 129 pages plus reproducible section; softcover and non-consumable if pages are reproduced. Pages are not perforated for removal.
Vendor: Common Sense Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Series: Great Science Adventures
CherieOntario CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5challenging for the teacher to work throughApril 17, 2013CherieOntario CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I was so excited to purchase this - the kids are really interested in geology. This resource is full of ideas and information but it has a LOT of teacher prep needed. Guess I just prefer more "teacher ready" materials. There is a lot to do for the teacher to prepare/ get ready/ figure out. Some people would do well with this - if you follow directions well and are a strong visual learner (as the teacher).
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