Hands-On General Science Activities With Real-Life Applications: Ready-to-Use Labs, Projects, and Activities for Grades 5-12

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 21, 2008 - Education - 403 pages
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In this second edition of Hands-On General Science Activities with Real Life Applications, Pam Walker and Elaine Wood have completely revised and updated their must-have resource for science teachers of grades 5–12. The book offers a dynamic collection of classroom-ready lessons, projects, and lab activities that encourage students to integrate basic science concepts and skills into everyday life.

  

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Contents

EARTH SCIENCE
1
ROCKS AND SOIL21
21
WEATHER36
36
WATER51
51
PHYSICS
65
HEAT80
80
MOTION89
89
ENERGY WORK POWER AND MACHINES106
106
CHEMISTRY
193
SURFACE TENSION OF WATER214
214
HAIR CHEMISTRY226
226
MACROMOLECULES238
238
BIOLOGY
247
THE BASIC UNIT OF LIFE262
262
MENDELIAN GENETICS288
288
CHANGES AND ADAPTATION300
300

ELECTRICITY123
123
ASTRONOMY
137
STARS156
156
THE MOON168
168
SPACE TRAVEL183
183
ECOLOGY316
316
STANDARDS377
377
BIBLIOGRAPHY391
391
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About the author (2008)

Pam Walker, a teacher at Alexander High School in Douglasville, Georgia, has been in the science classroom since 1981. In 2007, Pam Walker was named the Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Elaine Wood teaches at Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville, Georgia.

Pam and Elaine are co-authors of dozens of science teacher resource books including Crime Scene Investigations, Real-Life Science Activities for Elementary Grades, Crime Scene Investigations, Real-Life Science Labs for Grades 6-12, and Science Sleuths, all from Jossey-Bass.

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