190 Ready-to-Use Activities that Make Science Fun

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Wiley, Jul 7, 2003 - Education - 288 pages
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This unique resource provides 190 high-interest, ready-to-use activities to help students master basic science skills— including earth study, scientific method, the solar system, chemistry, physical science, life science, water and erosion, and weather and climate— for use with students of varying ability levels.

All activities are classroom-tested and presented in a variety of entertaining formats, such as puzzles, crosswords, vocabulary clues, and more. Plus, many activities include "Quick Access Information" flags providing helpful information on key concepts.

For quick access and easy use, the activities are printed in a big 8 1/2" X 11" lay-flat format for photocopying and are organized into nine sections.

LAYING THE GROUND WORK FOR GEOSCIENCE/EARTH STUDY features 28 activities, including The Mineral Identification Page . . . Volcano Expressions . . . and The Fossil Fuels Double Decker Page.

ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD provides 22 activities, such as The Science Skill Enhancement Page . . . The Great Search for Science "In" Words . . . and Understanding the Concept of Hypothesis.

REVOLVING AND ROTATING WITH THE SOLAR SYSTEM gives you 18 exercises, including Pioneers of Astronomy, Rocketry, and Space Flight . . . Solar System Connections . . . and The Moon Data Puzzle.

UNIVERSE CONCEPTS, PUZZLES, AND IDEAS TO STIMULATE AND ENRICH is packed with 13 activities, including Universe Adjectives . . . Comets— A Concise Quick Access Information Puzzle . . . and The Space Study Expression Puzzle.

CHEMISTRYFUNDAMENTAL SKILL BUILDERS offers 10 activities, such as The Chemical Element Symbol Puzzle . . . Grouping Chemistry Expressions . . . and The Atom Maze Page.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS FOR THE MODERN CLASSROOM features 31 exercises, such as The Heat Puzzle. . . It Sounds to Be True . . . A Sound Study Research Page . . . and Mr. Newton and His Laws of Motion.

HOOKED ON LIFE SCIENCE TECHNIQUES, IDEAS, AND CONCEPTS provides 33 activities, including Grouping Life Science Vocabulary . . . The Food Poisoning Puzzle . . . and Tripod Connections in the Plant World.

WATER EROSION FACTS AND INSIGHTS offers 13 activities, such as The Hydrosphere Knowledge Puzzle . . . Eliminating the Negative and Explaining "Why"--Erosion Questions . . . and Erosion Adjectives.

UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESSES AND CYCLES OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE gives you 22 exercises, including Climate/Weather Reverse Questions . . . Design a Storm . . . and Solstice and Equinox. . . A Concise Quick Access Information Puzzle.

This volume is one of three books in the HOOKED ON LEARNING LIBRARY, a excellent time- and work-saving series that provides math, English, and science teachers with over 500 stimulating, high-interest activity sheets to teach and reinforce fundamental skills across the curriculum. Other volumes available from the publisher include 190 Ready-to-Use Activities That Make English Fun! and 190 Ready-to-Use Activities That Make Math Fun!

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Contents

A Real Puzzler
3
Earth Science Vocabulary
4
Mineral Identification
5
Geoscience Word Completions
6
Volcanic Same As Vocabulary
7
Volcano Expressions with Missing Letters
8
Researching Famous Geoscientists
9
Earth Science Vocabulary Vowelless Puzzle
10
What Do You Know About Energy?
110
Eliminating the Negative and Explaining Why
112
Part One
113
Part Two
114
Heated Vocabulary
115
Turn Up the Heat
116
Powerful Forces
117
The Difference Between Mass Volume and Weight
118

Eliminating the Negative and Explaining Why
11
Fast Changes to the Earths Surface
12
Part One
13
Part Two
14
Finding Continental Drift Words and Names from Clues and Scrambles
15
How One Thing Is Like Another in Rock Study
16
Geoscience Tripod Connections
17
Geoscience Newspaper Headlines
18
Science ProblemSolving with Brainstorming
19
Part One
20
Part Two
21
Geoscience Search from Clues
22
Earthquake and the Earths Interior Adjectives
23
Geoscience Adjectives
24
Words and Expressions Associated with Geology
25
Geoscience Expressions
26
Geoscience Relationships
27
Interesting Geoscience Vocabulary Clues
28
DoubleDecker Fossil Fuels
29
A Crusty Puzzle
30
SECTION 2
31
The Scientific Method
33
Scientific Method Expressions
34
Scientific Method Expressions from Clues and Scrambles
35
Science Skill Enhancement
36
Scientific Method Reverse Questions
37
Hypothesis and Scientific Inquiry
38
Part One
39
Part Two
40
Part Three
41
Part One
42
Part Two
43
Part Three
44
Part Four
45
The Great Search for Science In Words
46
Researching B C E Scientific Thinkers
47
Finding Pre1900 Scientists from Clues and Scrambles
48
Finding Post1900 Scientists from Clues and Scrambles
49
The Hypothesis Concept
50
Part One
51
Part Two
52
Think About It
53
A Scientific Method Scramble
54
Part One
57
Part Two
58
Solar System Things in Common
59
Solar System Adjectives
60
Solar System Search from Clues
61
Solar System Same As Vocabulary
62
How One Solar System Object or Event Is Not Like Another
63
Solar System Newspaper Headlines
64
Solar System Tripod Connections
65
Solar System Vocabulary Vowelless Puzzle
66
One Famous Early Scientist Writes to Another
67
Solar System Reverse Questions
68
Solar System Connections
69
One Famous Astronaut Writes to Another
70
A Solar System Spiral
71
Moon Expressions from Clues and Scrambles
72
The Solar System Wordsearch
73
Moon Data
74
Universe Concepts Puzzles and Ideas to Stimulate and Enrich
75
The Early Days
77
Universe Adjectives
78
Universe Study Search from Clues
79
Universe Newspaper Headlines
80
Universe Tripod Connections
81
Deeper Universe Vocabulary with Missing Letters
82
Universe Speculation and Information
83
Universe and Solar System Expressions
84
Comets
85
UniverseStudy Reverse Questions
86
SpaceStudy Expressions
87
Speedy UniverseKnowledge Puzzles
88
The Universe Wordsearch
89
Fundamental Skill Builders
91
Chemistry Vocabulary
93
Basic Chemical Processes and Substance Expressions from Clues and Scrambles
94
Whats the Matter Atom?
95
Chemical Elements and Symbols
96
Matter and Atom Not the Same As Vocabulary
97
Grouping Chemistry Expressions
98
Chemical Expressions
99
The AMazeing Atom
100
Quick Learn the Chemical Element
101
The Chemical Symbol Wordsearch
102
for the Modern Classroom
103
Physical States of Matter
105
Standardization of Power
106
DoubleSided Antonyms for Relative Conditions of Matter
107
Five Processes that Change the State of Matter
108
A Physical Properties Puzzler
109
The Mechanical Advantage of a Lever
119
What Does That Tool Do?
120
Sound Not the Same As Vocabulary
121
It Sounds to Be True
122
Light Not the Same As Vocabulary
123
Physical Science Vocabulary Vowelless Puzzle
124
How One Thing Is Like Another in Physical Science
125
Physical Science Tripod Connections
126
Physical Science ProblemSolving with Brainstorming
127
Unusual Physical Science Physics Problems
128
Physical Science Search from Clues
129
Physical Science Words and Expressions
130
DoubleSided Physical Science Synonyms
131
A Properties of Matter Puzzler
132
Energy Work and Power
133
Mr Newton and His Laws of Motion
134
Friction Grids
135
Hooked on Life Science Techniques Ideas and Concepts
137
A Cell Puzzler
139
Match the Cells
140
Animal and Plant Cell Differences and Similarities
141
Unscramble the Living Matter Words
142
What Is It? Knowing Reproductive Processes from Clues
143
Grouping Life Science Vocabulary
144
Life Science Vocabulary Relationships
145
Find the Endocrine System Pairs
146
Speedy CellKnowledge Puzzles
147
Life Science from Definitions and Context
148
Watch Out for Food Poisoning
149
Basic Plant Expressions from Clues and Scrambles
150
Microorganism Expressions from Clues and Scrambles
151
The Microorganism and Food Spiral
152
Part One
153
Part Two
154
Nervous System and Endocrine Not the Same As Vocabulary
155
Eliminating the Negative and Explaining Why
156
Part One
157
Part Two
158
All About the BiosphereBiome
159
Part One
160
Part Two
161
Life Science Vocabulary Vowelless Puzzle
162
Life Sciences Odd One Out
163
Plant World Tripod Connections
164
Adaptation of Colorization and Shape
165
Life Science Search from Clues
166
Part One
167
Part Two
168
Part One
169
Part Two
170
A Resources Puzzle
171
Water and Erosion Facts and Insights
173
How to Find Gold and Become Rich
175
A Hydrosphere Puzzle
176
All About Erosion
177
DoubleSided Erosion Synonyms
178
A TwoSpace Water Puzzle
179
Liquid Not the Same As Vocabulary
180
Hydrology Vocabulary
181
Eliminating the Negative and Explaining Why
182
Lets Tackle the Hydrosphere
183
A WaterProperties Spiral
184
Sea the Ocean
185
Erosion Adjectives
186
The Erosion Wordsearch
187
Understanding the Processes and Cycles of Weather and Climate
189
Weather Expressions with Missing Letters
191
Grouping Climate Vocabulary
192
ScienceEnglish Crossover Weather Grid
193
How One Weather Item Is Noi Like Another
194
How One Weather Item Is Like Another
195
Weather Speculation and Information
196
Design a Storm
197
Watch Out for Hail Damage
198
Weather Vocabulary
199
Which Weather Pattern Is It?
200
Weather Tripod Connections
201
ClimateWeather Reverse Questions
202
ClimateWeather Expressions
203
Its Windy
204
Eliminating the Negative and Explaining Why
205
Whats the Weather Like Outside?
206
Facts About Tornadoes
207
Stormy Hurricane Clues
208
Weather Conditions
209
Atmosphere Expressions
210
The Solstice and Equinox
211
The Weather Terms Wordsearch
212
Answer Key
215
Particle Theory of Matter
245
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About the author (2003)

George Watson has taught almost every elementary and junior high school subject during his 28 years of teaching. He most recently taught special education classes for grades 8 and 9 at Alexander Junior High School in the North Battleford (Saskatchewan) Public School Division. Mr. Watson also conducts inservice programs for teachers and parent-teacher organizations and speaks at local conventions. He is the author of Teacher Smart: 125 Tested Techniques for Classroom Management and Control and The Classroom Discipline Problem Solver, both from Jossey-Bass.

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