Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries

Yet More Everyday Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936137473

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 217

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In the fourth book of this award-winning series, author Richard Konicek-Moran explores 15 new mysteries children and adults encounter in their daily lives. Relating the mysteries to experiences familiar to elementary and middle school students, the stories show how science is part of everyday life and initiate inquiry-based learning by leaving each mystery without an ending. Students identify the problem to be solved, formulate questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with possible explanations.

More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781935155485

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 223

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Through 15 mystery stories, this book memorably illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Each mystery presents opportunities for students to create questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with explanations. Focused on concepts such as periodic motion, thermodynamics, temperature and energy, and sound, these mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with a foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry.

Everyday Science Mysteries

Everyday Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531212

Category: Education

Page: 188

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The story format is one of the most effective ways to engage students’ attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K–8, and key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the National Science Education Standards.

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries

Even More Everyday Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936137848

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 186

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What are the odds of a meteor hitting your house? What are ""warm"" clothes anyway? Do you get ""more"" sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Everyone loves a good mystery and these unfold in the 15 stories presented in Even More Everyday Science Mysteries, the third volume in author Richard Konicek-Moran's award-winning series. Again, the author uses stories without endings to teach a science principle, allowing the students to investigate how each story can be resolved. All the stories relate to the world around us and encourage students to ""take ownership"" of their learning.

Everyday Physical Science Mysteries

Everyday Physical Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936959297

Category: Education

Page: 261

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What can make a ball roll faster? Does the temperature of wood affect the heat of a fire? How can old-fashioned tin can telephones teach today's students about sound and technology? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. The 21 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on physical science, including motion, friction, temperature, forces, and sound. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936959303

Category: Education

Page: 254

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How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? What makes children look like--or different from--their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including botany, human physiology, zoology, and health. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936959280

Category: Education

Page: 232

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"What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Savings Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate, and geology. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lesson from scratch." cover verso

Everyday Science Mysteries: More everyday science mysteries : stories for inquiry-based science teaching

Everyday Science Mysteries: More everyday science mysteries : stories for inquiry-based science teaching

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933531444

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page:

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What causes condensation? Does temperature affect how well a balloon will fly? How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? Through 15 mystery stories, volume 1 illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Each mystery presents opportunities for students to create questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with explanations. Focused on concepts such as periodic motion, thermodynamics, temperature and energy, and sound, these mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with a foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry. The story format is used because it is one of the most effective ways to engage students' attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K--4 and with older students in grades 5--8, and a key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the NSES. The second volume of 15 mystery stories examines more science concepts and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Volume 2 focuses on concepts such as weather and climate, thermodynamics, interdependency of living things, adaptation, life cycles, properties of matter, reflection and refraction, and chemical bonds.

Hard-to-Teach Science Concepts

Hard-to-Teach Science Concepts

Author: Susan B. Koba

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936137459

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Math and Science for Young Children

Math and Science for Young Children

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305686373

Category: Education

Page: 512

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MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, introduces readers to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Imaginative Science Education

Imaginative Science Education

Author: Yannis Hadzigeorgiou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319295268

Category: Science

Page: 283

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This book is about imaginative approaches to teaching and learning school science. Its central premise is that science learning should reflect the nature of science, and therefore be approached as an imaginative/creative activity. As such, the book can be seen as an original contribution of ideas relating to imagination and creativity in science education. The approaches discussed in the book are storytelling, the experience of wonder, the development of ‘romantic understanding’, and creative science, including science through visual art, poetry and dramatization. However, given the perennial problem of how to engage students (of all ages) in science, the notion of ‘aesthetic experience’, and hence the possibility for students to have more holistic and fulfilling learning experiences through the aforementioned imaginative approaches, is also discussed. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the theoretical background of a specific imaginative approach (e.g., storytelling, ‘wonder-full’ science), reviews the existing empirical evidence regarding its role in the learning process, and points out its implications for pedagogy and instructional practices. Examples from physical science illustrating its implementation in the classroom are also discussed. In distinguishing between ‘participation in a science activity’ and ‘engagement with science ideas per se’, the book emphasizes the central role of imaginative engagement with science content knowledge, and thus the potential of the recommended imaginative approaches to attract students to the world of science.

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452270296

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Deepen scientific understanding with formative assessment! Only by really knowing what your students are thinking can you design learning opportunities that deepen content mastery and meet their individual needs. In this highly engaging resource, internationally respected expert Page Keeley shares 50 new techniques to pinpoint student understanding before, during, and after instruction. In addition to promoting best practices in the classroom, the techniques shared here support learning and link instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, along with: Practical strategies for use throughout the instruction cycle Considerations for implementation and suggestions for modification An explanation of how each technique promotes learning