|101 hands-on science experiments|
It's got everything from motion to reactions and even chemical reactions that can be seen through actual projects inside the book. Some are simple, while others require a little more work. However, each serves a purpose which is to teach and help kids learn about the reactions to each experiment. What makes this book easy for the teachers or even students and children to use, is that it's organized to help others learn and understand what is going on with each experiment or project you are working on with the explanations. For example, you can create a page of everything you've been observing during the beginning and to the end of the experiment, from changes and what is occurring or hasn't yet. It's a way to keep an idea on the changes during each step and really noticing what reactions occurred with the steps followed. You definitely will help your kids learn to be scientists and can be used in developing a better understanding of different results and reactions that may help build future creative ideas.
With thirty-four successful years of teaching middle/junior high school math and science under my belt, my friends and family tell me I am still relatively sane. I have always enjoyed turning kids on to science, but at times I've felt that I had to be a performer at the level of a music video. Having poor dance skills (and a worse singing voice,) I decided to share my favorite "Wacky Science" experiments and hands-on activities with my science colleagues. You will notice a slight bias toward the physical sciences. However, one can extrapolate many of the activities to other areas of science, as well as other curriculum areas.
If science instructors want to get their students really excited about science concepts, the activities need to be simple, quick to understand, inexpensive to duplicate and have a high "WOW" factor. The format used is ready to photocopy and hand out to students.
Most of these activities can be done at the primary and intermediate elementary level. If you are a reluctant elementary teacher, start with the simple experiments first. Try them at home, and pick and choose the experiments that fit your needs. You will be amazed at your students' positive reactions. You will even get the attention of your administrators (on second thought, forget that one.)
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Prufrock Press (March 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
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101 Hands-On Science Experiments by Phil Parratore
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