Science Discoveries on the Net

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088230
Format: PDF
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Suggests ways that science teachers can add the Internet to their classroom teaching strategies, lists Web sites that offer lesson plans, and includes sections on a wide range of science topics.

Social Studies Discoveries on the Net

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088247
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes hundreds of Web sites for elementary-level social studies students, in areas such as the world, families and friends, neighborhoods and communities, regions near and far, and the history of the United States.

Science Fair Handbook

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596470291
Format: PDF, Docs
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Teacher s Weather Sourcebook

Author: Tom Konvicka
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084881
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covers principles of atmospheric science; explores such topics as science fair project ideas, weather maps and instruments, and safety rules; and lists activities for teachers to use to help students learn about the atmosphere.

Consider the Earth Environmental Activities for Grades 4 8

Author: Julie M Gates
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078521
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Packed with information and easy to use, this book swiftly immerses students in environmental processes and issues, and it teaches them important scientific concepts. The hands-on activities cover a wide range of environmental topics-water, soil, wildlife, plants, ecosystems, weather, environmental problems, and oceans. Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Updated information on environmental problems helps build student enthusiasm by exploring issues they already recognize as timely and important. Anyone who wants to learn more about their biophysical environment-in classrooms, with youth groups, in science clubs, or at home-will find this resource helpful.