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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 various human systems (lymphatic, immune, reproductive, etc.), five senses, and more.
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). Lessons take 1-3 days to complete. Grades K-8. 65 pages plus reproducible section; softcover and non-consumable if pages are reproduced. Pages are not perforated for removal.
Vendor: Common Sense Press
Series: Great Science Adventures
nadisamilford ctAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5not very engagingFebruary 15, 2012nadisamilford ctAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1i started this book in Sept with children k-5. needed a multi age curriculumn. It requires a lot of making graphic orginizers,which younger kids could not do. the mini books were not easy to understand and my 5th grader was bored. We ditched this by Nov. and I am just putting together my own, which is ending up being easier,and cheaper on printer ink!
Carol Singh3 Stars Out Of 5January 7, 2008Carol SinghI have actually only begun to use this product. After looking through it, I like what I see. However, it is centered around little booklets and pamphlets that the kids create to help them learn the concepts. The authors tell you to either cut up the masters that are in the book, or to make copies of them for multiple students. However, the pages are not perforated and the binding on the book is extremely stiff. Since it is very important that the front and back line up exactly in order to create a neat book, it is nearly impossible to make usable copies without tearing the pages out of the book. But the lack of perforation makes this a risky prospect. Not to mention that I prefer to keep my book whole! This really should have be a spiral-bound book, or at least should have been created with a much softer binding.
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