This second edition of Marvin N. Tolman's bestselling book Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6 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, and increased emphasis on collaboration, shared observations, and writing. It includes inquiry-based models and cooperative learning projects using materials easily found in the classroom or around the home. Many of the activities can easily become great science fair ideas, and lessons and activities are correlated with national science standards.
Designed to be user friendly, the book is organized into eight sections and printed in a lay-flat format.
- The Earth
- Above the Earth
- Beyond the Earth
- Current Electricity
"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 the2002 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