Exploring Space, Grades 1-3

Overview

Turn to this resource year-round for 20 highly motivating, classroom-tested science units that help students learn by doing. The 20 units include topics from Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Students will feel like real scientists as they record their observations and conclusions in their own lab books. And teachers will know that students are developing the scientific inquiry skills outlined in the National Science Education Standards. The complete teacher instructions make the units easy to ...
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Overview

Turn to this resource year-round for 20 highly motivating, classroom-tested science units that help students learn by doing. The 20 units include topics from Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Students will feel like real scientists as they record their observations and conclusions in their own lab books. And teachers will know that students are developing the scientific inquiry skills outlined in the National Science Education Standards. The complete teacher instructions make the units easy to implement. Never has hands-on science been so easy to do. Each of the 20 units includes the following sections:
  • Teacher resource pages
  • materials list
  • objectives
  • preparation
  • background information
  • lab book instructions and answers
  • a learning visual
  • Reproducible student lab books: lab book pages present the steps for each activity and provide space for students to write observations and answers.
The topics in Hands-On Science --20 Themes are:
  • Aquarium
  • Sound
  • Sun and Shadows
  • Nutrition
  • Cold and Heat
  • Air
  • Bubbles
  • My Five Senses
  • Sink and Float
  • Animal Behavior
  • Water
  • Magnets
  • Plants
  • Color
  • Life Cycles
  • Rocks and Soil
  • Light
  • Weather
  • Chemistry
  • Microorganisms
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557996824
  • Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Science Works for Kids Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,305,228
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

About Hands-On Science 3
Teaching Tips 4
Getting Started 5
National Science Education Standards 6
Science Process Skills 7
Hands-On Science Themes
Aquarium (Life Science) 8
Sound (Physical Science) 18
Sun and Shadows (Earth Science) 28
Nutrition (Life Science) 38
Cold and Heat (Physical Science) 48
Air (Earth and Physical Science) 58
Bubbles (Physical Science) 68
My Five Senses (Life Science) 78
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