Hands-On Earth Science Activities For Grades K-6

Hands-On Earth Science Activities For Grades K-6

by Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D.
     
 

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This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and

Overview

This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands-on experiences. This new edition includes an expanded Teacher Information section, inquiry-based models, and complex cooperative learning projects using materials found around the home. Many of the activities easily become great science fair ideas as well as activities that correlate with the national standards.

Designed to be user friendly, the book includes easy-to-use, hands on activities and is organized into eight sections:

 

Air

Water

Weather

The Earth

Ecology

Above the Earth

Beyond the Earth

Current Electricity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787978662
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/24/2006
Series:
J-B Ed: Hands On Series, #25
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The Hands-On books are an awesome resource that has enhanced my science units. Every activity has easy step-by-step instructions, a materials list, and teacher information. My students and I love the activities."
—Patti W. Seeholzer, third-grade teacher, River Heights Elementary School, Utah and winner of the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

"A great resource for all prospective and practicing elementary teachers."
—David T. Crowther, associate professor, science education, University of Nevada, Reno

Meet the Author

Marvin N. Tolman, Ed.D., is a popular presenter at national meetings of science teachers, contributes to academic journals, reviews science education materials, and edits textbook and journal series. Currently, he is professor of teacher education at Brigham Young University and author of the popular Hands-On Science series from Jossey-Bass.

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