Real-Life Science Mysteries

Real-Life Science Mysteries

Author: Colleen Kessler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000495737

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Real-Life Science Mysteries puts an exciting new spin on scientific thinking by profiling real-life scientists, showing students in grades 5-8 ways they can use science in their everyday lives. From a biologist studying the habits of garter snakes in Manitoba, Canada, to a landscape designer and greenhouse owner in Ohio, the scientists in this book share information and solutions to the thorniest problems they face in their scientific careers. With the more than 30 activities included in Real-Life Science Mysteries, students will be required to try their hand at solving common science problems and performing experiments while learning about real people from diverse backgrounds, all of whom share a love for discovering how they work, why things work, and how they can work better. This book is perfect for any science classroom or young scientists looking to increase their knowledge! Grades 5-8

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 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.

Science Mysteries Explained

Science Mysteries Explained

Author: Anthony Fordham

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241887196

Category: Science

Page: 288

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BRAND NEW TOPIC AND TITLE IN FULL-COLOR Many people find science fascinating and there never seems to be an end to facts and figures that can be learned. Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology. Using helpful four-color illustrations and expert information, this book features 130 fascinating questions and answers to satisfy any armchair scientist.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Space Rock Mystery

The Space Rock Mystery

Author: Lydia Lukidis

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781635927580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Solve kid-sized dilemmas and mysteries with SCIENCE SOLVES IT! These fun science books for kids ages 5–8 blend clever stories with real-life science. Why did the dog turn green? Can you control a hiccup? Is that a UFO? Find the answers to these questions and more as kid characters dive into physical, life, and earth sciences. "This rock is totally from outer space!" At least that’s what Kaleo thinks when he picks up an amazing rock on the beach. Finding out more will lead him and his sister, Leia, on an adventure they’ll never forget! Books in this perfect STEM series will help kids think like scientists and get ahead in the classroom. Activities and experiments are included in every book!

A Moldy Mystery

A Moldy Mystery

Author: Michelle Knudsen

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781635927351

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Solve kid-sized dilemmas and mysteries with SCIENCE SOLVES IT! These fun science books for kids ages 5–8 blend clever stories with real-life science. Why did the dog turn green? Can you control a hiccup? Is that a UFO? Find the answers to these questions and more as kid characters dive into physical, life, and earth sciences. It's gross! It's aliiiive! After a moldy mix-up, Jeff has to do the unthinkable—and fast! Books in this perfect STEM series will help kids think like scientists and get ahead in the classroom. Activities and experiments are included in every book!

The Science of Why, Volume 5

The Science of Why, Volume 5

Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982140854

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Chock-full of peculiar puzzles, mind-bending mythbusters, and quirky questions, the fifth pop science book in the bestselling Science of Why series is perfect for anyone curious about the weird and wondrous world we live in. Have you ever wondered if octopuses are from outer space? What Mexican jumping beans are? Or if banana peels are really slippery? If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you can rest easy. Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to answer all the whimsical and whacky wonderings that have baffled people since the dawn of time. From our bodies to our pets (and other beasts) to the natural world around us, Jay tackles science topics big and small, such as: Did dinosaurs sit on their eggs? What is our funny bone? Is there a specific muscle that makes dogs cute? Because who hasn’t pondered whether plants have feelings? Or if Robin Hood was a real person? Or what humans will look like in the future? Teeming with amusing answers to bemusing questions—and handy and hilarious illustrations—this latest volume separates fact from fiction, lesson from legend, and myth from marvel. Endlessly illuminating and entertaining, The Science of Why, Volume 5 is five times the fun for new and old readers of the series.