Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K - 8

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Each volume in the series focuses on one major area of science normally taught in grades K-8 and offers a store of stimulating activities that can be used with virtually any science text. All activities are complete and ready for use. Book III presents over 165 inquiry activities covering the topics of Air, Water, Weather, the Earth, Ecology, Above the Earth, and Beyond the Earth.
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Overview

Each volume in the series focuses on one major area of science normally taught in grades K-8 and offers a store of stimulating activities that can be used with virtually any science text. All activities are complete and ready for use. Book III presents over 165 inquiry activities covering the topics of Air, Water, Weather, the Earth, Ecology, Above the Earth, and Beyond the Earth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132301602
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: J-B Ed: Hands On Series , #1
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin N. Tolman, Ed.D., Utah State University, began his career in education as a teaching principal in rural Utah and spend the next 11 years teaching grades one through six in the schools of San Juan and Utah counties. Presently professor of elementary education, he has taught math methods, science methods, and computer literacy course at Brigham Young University for the past 20 years, served as a consultant to various school districts, and conducted many inservice workshops.
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Table of Contents

About the Author.

About the Library.

How to Use This Book.

Acknowledgements.

Listing of Activities by Topic.

SECTION ONE: AIR.

To the Teacher.

Activity 1.1: How Can You Test to See if Air Takes Up Space?

Activity 1.2: How Can You Pour Air?

Activity 1.3: How Can You Tell if Air Has Weight?

Activity 1.4: How Can You Feel the Weight and Pressure of Air?

Activity 1.5: What Is Another Way to Feel Air Pressure?

Activity 1.6: How Can Air Be Compressed?

Activity 1.7: What Is Another Way Air Can Be Compressed?

Activity 1.8: What Can a Card Teach You about Air?

Activity 1.9: How Can You Crush a Gallon Can without Touching It?

Activity 1.10: How Can You Crush a Soda Can with Air Pressure?

Activity 1.11: How Can Air Pressure Make Things Stronger?

Activity 1.12: How Can Air Help Us Drink?

Activity 1.13: How Does Air Pressure Affect Water Floe?

Activity 1.14: How Hard Can Air Push?

Activity 1.15: What Can Air Pressure Do to an Egg?

Activity 1.16: How Can You Put a Water Balloon into a Bottle?

Activity 1.17: How Mush Can You Lift by Blowing?

Activity 1.18: How Can Air Pressure Help Airplanes Fly?

Activity 1.19: What Is a Relationship between Moving Air and Its Pressure?

Activity 1.20: How Far Can You Blow a Ping-Pong Ball from a Funnel?

Activity 1.21: Way Can t the Call Escape the Air Stream?

Activity 1.22: How Can You Make an Atomizer with a Drinking Straw?

Activity 1.23: What Happens What Air Is Heated?

Activity 1.24: How Can You Tell that Warm Air Rises?

Activity 1.25: What Happens When Air Gets Warmer?

Activity 1.26: How Can We Watch Air Expand and Contract?

Activity 1.27: How Does Cold Air Behave?

Activity 1.28: What Happens What Warm Air and Cold Air Mix?

Activity 1.29: How Can You Get Water Out of the Air?

Activity 1.30: How Can a Balloon Remain Inflated with Its Mouth Open?

SECTION TWO: WATER.

To the Teacher.

Activity 2.1: How Does Water Disappear?

Activity 2.2: What Is in Sea Water?

Activity 2.3: What Is Condensation?

Activity 2.4: How Can You Get Water Out of the Air?

Activity 2.5: What Is Another Way to Get Moisture Out of the Air?

Activity 2.6: How Can You Coil Water in a Paper Cup?

Activity 2.7: How Can We See Water Pressure?

Activity 2.8: How Many Nails Can You Put into a Full Glass of Water?

Activity 2.9: How Can Surface Tension Be Disturbed?

Activity 2.10: How Can You Make a Soap Motorboat?

Activity 2.11: How Can You Pour Light?

Activity 2.12: How Can a Water Drop Make Things Larger?

Activity 2.13: How Can Water Make a Coin Appear?

Activity 2.14: What Do Bears Know That Many People Don t?

Activity 2.15: What Can You Learn from an Egg?

Activity 2.16: How Does a Hydrometer Work?

Activity 2.17: How Does Temperature Affect the Speed of Molecules?

Activity 2.18: What Happened When Water Changed to a Solid?

Activity 2.19: How Can You Make a Worm?

Activity 2.20: How Do Raisins Swim?

SECTION THREE: WEATHER.

To the Teacher.

Activity 3.1: How Can You Make Rain?

Activity 3.2: How Can You Make a Cloud?

Activity 3.3: How Can You Make a Thermometer?

Activity 3.4: How Can We Measure Atmospheric Pressure?

Activity 3.5: How Can We Measure Moisture in the Air?

Activity 3.6: What Can Evaporation Tell Us about Humidity?

Activity 3.7: How Can You Compare the Wet-Dry Bulb and Hair Hygrometers?

Activity 3.8: What Does a Wind Vane Do, and How Can You Make One?

Activity 3.9: What Is Another Design for a Wind Vane?

Activity 3.10: How Can You Use a Wind Vane?

Activity 3.11: How Can Wind Be Measured?

Activity 3.12: How Does an Anemometer Work?

Activity 3.13: How Can Rainfall Be Measured?

Activity 3.14: How Can You Operate a Weather Station?

Activity 3.15: What Is the Best Source for Predicting Weather?

Activity 3.16: What Are Some Unusual Way to Predict and Explain Weather?

Activity 3.17: How Do Heating and Cooling Affect Air Currents?

Activity 3.18: What Can WE Learn from a Convection Box?

Activity 3.19: What Makes Rain?

Activity 3.20: What Is a Cold Front?

SECTION FOUR: THE EARTH?

Activity 4.1: How Are Size and Distance Shown on a Map?

Activity 4.2: How Can You Show Your School Grounds on a Sheet of Paper?

Activity 4.3: How Can a Flat Map Show Three Dimensions?

Activity 4.4: What Are Contour Lines?

Activity 4.5: What Is a Contour Map?

Activity 4.6: How High and Low Are the Earth's Mountain and Valleys?

Activity 4.7: How Can a Flat Map Represent the Earth?

Activity 4.8: How Does the Nature of the Earth's Surface Affect Atmospheric Temperature?

Activity 4.9: How Do Mountains Affect Yearly Rainfall?

Activity 4.10: What Can You Learn From a Square Meter of Soil?

Activity 4.11: How Is Soil Made?

Activity 4.12: What Faction Affect Water Erosion?

Activity 4.13: In What Order Do Material Settle in Water?

Activity 4.14: How Are Rocks Classified?

Activity 4.15: How Do Rocks Compare in Hardness?

Activity 4.16: What Color Streak Does a Rock Make?

Activity 4.17: How Do Rocks React to Vinegar?

Activity 4.18: Which Rocks Are Attracted by a Magnet?

Activity 4.19: Which Rocks Conduct Electricity?

Activity 4.20: How Can Rocks Be Dissolved in Water?

Activity 4.21: How Do Crystals Form?

Activity 4.22: What Type of Crystals Do Rocks Have?

Activity 4.23: What Is Conglomerate Rock?

Activity 4.24: How Do You Start a Rock Collection?

Activity 4.25: What Other Classifications of Rocks Are There?

Activity 4.26: How Can You Measure the Density of a Rock?

Activity 4.27: How Can You Make a Permanent Shell Imprint?

Activity 4.28: How Is Snow Compacted into Ice to Form Glaciers?

Activity 4.29: How Is the Earth Like Your Body?

Activity 4.30: How Is the Earth Like a Jigsaw Puzzle?

Activity 4.31: What Causes Earthquake?

Activity 4.32: How Can You Make a Volcano Replica?

SECTION FIVE: ECOLOGY.

To the Teacher.

Activity 5.1: What Is a Simple Plant-Animal Community?

Activity 5.2: What Is a pond Community?

Activity 5.3: What Is a Simple Ecosystem?

Activity 5.4: How Is Energy Transferred into an Ecosystem?

Activity 5.5: Where Do People Fit into an Ecosystem?

Activity 5.6: How Do You Fit into a Personal Ecosystem?

Activity 5.7: How Do You Live at Home?

Activity 5.8: How Do You Live in Your Classroom?

Activity 5.9: How Does Our School Community Function?

Activity 5.10: How Is Your School Like an Ecosystem?

Activity 5.11: Where Can We Begin?

Activity 5.12: What Is Litter?

Activity 5.13: How Can You Help an Ecosystem?

Activity 5.14: How Can We Improve Our Environment?

Activity 5.15: How Can We Involve Others?

Activity 5.16: What Is a Wide Consumer?

Activity 5.17: What Changed Have Happened Where You Live?

Activity 5.18: Do You Conserve Your Resources Wisely?

Activity 5.19: How Can You Reuse Newspaper?

Activity 5.20: Which Solids Decompose Easily?

Activity 5.21: How Can You Make a Water-Treatment Plant?

Activity 5.22: What Have We Learned?

SECTION SIX: ABOVE THE EARTH.

To the Teacher.

Activity 6.1: What Is The History of Flight?

Activity 6.2: What Is a Wind Tunnel?

Activity 6.3: How Does Shape Affect Lift?

Activity 6.4: How Can You Build a Simple Glider?

Activity 6.5: Will Your Airplane Soar?

Activity 6.6: How Can We Turn Our Glider?

Activity 6.7: How Can We Make Our Glider Go Up and Down?

Activity 6.8: What Have We Learned about Flying?

Activity 6.9: What Aircraft Will You Fly?

Activity 6.10: How Well Can You Fly?

Activity 6.11: Can You Create an Airplane of a New Design?

Activity 6.12: How Will You Design an Airplane for a Special Task?

Activity 6.13: How Can a Ball Help You Move?

Activity 6.14: What Type of Energy Is This?

Activity 6.15: What Can a Marble Game Tell Us?

Activity 6.16: How Can We Use Action-Reaction?

Activity 6.17: How Can You Make a Soda Straw Rocket?

Activity 6.18: How Do Other Forces Affect Our Rocket s Performance?

Activity 6.19: How Can We Develop More Thrust?

Activity 6.20: How Does Gravity Affect Objects?

Activity 6.21: How Does Inertia Affect Objects?

Activity 6.22: How Can You Put a Coin in a Glass Without Touch the Coin?

Activity 6.23: How Do Gravity and Inertia Affect Space Travel?

Activity 6.24: How Can You Compare Gravity and Inertia?

Activity 6.25: How Does Weightlessness Feel?

SECTION SEVEN: BEYOND THE EARTH.

To the Teacher.

Activity 7.1: What Does Our Earth Look Like?

Activity 7.2: How Does the Earth Move?

Activity 7.3: How Does the Earth Travel?

Activity 7.4: What Paths Do Earth and Similar Objects follow?

Activity 7.5: How Do Man-Made Satellites Help Us?

Activity 7.6: How Is Our Moon a Natural Satellite?

Activity 7.7: What Is the Appearance of the Surface of the Moon?

Activity 7.8: How Does the Moon Give Off Light?

Activity 7.9: How Does the Moon Travel around the Earth?

Activity 7.10: What Are phases of the Moon?

Activity 7.11: How Can We Make a Moon Model with a Movable Shadow?

Activity 7.12: What Is an Eclipse?

Activity 7.13: How Can You Safely View a Solar Eclipse?

Activity 7.14: What Is a Solar System?

Activity 7.15: How Can You Study a Planet?

Activity 7.16: How Big Is the Solar System?

Activity 7.17: How Can You Make a Distance Scale Solar System in Your School?

Activity 7.18: How Can We learn More about the Solar System and Space?

Bibliography.

Sources of Free and Inexpensive Material for Elementary Science.

Selected Science Supply Houses.

Selected Suppliers of Video Tapes, Videodiscs, and CD Rom for Elementary Science.

Selected Suppliers of Computer Software for Elementary Science.

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