Excerpt and sample activities for teachers
Science Is... supports and enriches any curriculum. Activities are easily adaptable from elementary to high school grades. The book is being used in thousands of classrooms, and in science education methods courses at more than 200 universities. Teachers who may have a limited background in science find the factual information and descriptions that accompany each activity invaluable. Student teachers consistently report this book as one of their best purchases, one they carry with them long into their teaching career.
Activities in Science Is... are excellent matches to the National Science Education Standards. Life, Physical, and Earth Science benchmarks are reinforced. This is a book that builds knowledge and process skills by getting students involved in hands-on exploration. The activities and supportive content reflect the "constructivist philosophy" by providing an avenue for cross-curriculum integration of subject matter. Activities promote a setting for inquiry-based instruction as outlined in the National Science Standards.
Suggested Reference: National Research Council, National Science Education Standards, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, ISBN 0-309-05326-9.
EXCERPT: From the "Using This Book" introduction in Science Is..., read an excerpt
SAMPLE ACTIVITIES: View and print some sample activities