Teaching Science Through Trade Books

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NSTA Press, 2012 - Education - 326 pages
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<p>What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from <em>Teaching Science Through Trade Books</em> If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you’ve become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. <em>Teaching Science Through Trade Books</em> offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always. </p>
 

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Contents

1 Historical Use of Trade Books in the Science Classroom
1
2 Why Use Trade Books to Teach Science?
5
3 ThoughtProvoking Questions
11
4 A Closer Look
15
5 Science Measures Up
21
6 Going Wild With Graphs
27
7 Wild About Data
33
8 Taking Note of Natural Resources
37
28 Seeing and Sorting Seashells
153
29 Unusual Creatures
157
30 Can You See Me Now?
163
31 Survival Skills
169
32 Antarctic Adaptations
175
33 The Mystery of Migration
179
34 Whoo Eats What?
185
35 A Habitat Is a Home
191

9 Words to the Wild
43
10 Into the Woods
53
11 Discover Reading
59
12 How Its Made
63
13 Its About Time
67
14 If You Build It
73
15 Imaginative Inventions
77
16 Lets Try It Out in the Air
81
17 A Balancing Act
85
18 Gravity
89
19 Roller Coasters
95
20 Secrets of Flight
99
21 Flick a Switch
107
22 The Wonder of Water
115
23 Kitchen Chemistry
127
24 Secrets of Seeds
131
25 Pumpkins
137
26 Flower Power
143
27 Crazy for Loco Beans
147
36 Exploring Your Environment
197
37 You Are What You Eat
203
38 Moving My Body
207
39 Science From the Heart
213
40 Disease Detectives
223
41 Rock Solid Science
229
42 Rocking Around the Rock Cycle
235
43 The Dirt on Soil
241
44 Fascinating Fossil Finds
247
45 Mysteries of the Past
253
46 Earthquakes
261
47 Delving Into Disasters
269
48 Cloud Watchers
279
49 Weather Watchers
289
50 Sunrise Sunset
297
51 Moon Phases and Models
305
52 Seeing Stars
313
Index
319
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