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Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations
     

Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations

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by James Robert Taris, Louis James Taris
 

In Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6, the authors connect science to real-world situations by investigating actual mysteries and phenomena, such as the strange heads on Easter Island, the ghost ship Mary Celeste, and the “Dancing Stones” of Death Valley. The labs are designed to encourage the development of science inquiry, in

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In Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6, the authors connect science to real-world situations by investigating actual mysteries and phenomena, such as the strange heads on Easter Island, the ghost ship Mary Celeste, and the “Dancing Stones” of Death Valley. The labs are designed to encourage the development of science inquiry, in which students will observe, take notes, make diagrams, interpret data, and arrive at solutions, and include extensions for further investigation.

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"Labs in this book get students investigating mysterious phenomena such as the Loch Ness monster, the Bermuda Triangle, and more while developing their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Your scientists observe, take notes, make diagrams, interpret data, and determine conclusions, all while learning basic science concepts." (Learning Journal, Back-to-School 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471697602
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Series:
Jossey-Bass Teacher Series
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,356,119
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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"In this brand new collection, Louis and James Taris have called upon science's most curious mysteries to provide food for critical thinking skills. Hands-on Science Mysteries is just what students and teachers need to connect science to real-world situations by becoming involved in the process of hands-on experimentation."—Professor C. David Luther of Cambridge College

Meet the Author

James Robert Taris and Louis James Taris, Ed.D. are teachers, curriculum developers, and published authors with over 50 years collectively of experience in science education. James is currently a middle school and high school teacher in Massachusetts and Dr. Louis is a former professor of teacher training at Bridgewater State College and a former school superintendent.

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Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hands-On Science Mysteries really enriches students science experiences. I find it stimulates students to question and learn how to find solutions honestly and logically. It is of use by much more than just grades 3 - 6, I have used it and recommended it to other teachers for use in grades 3 - 10. It is wonderful for extra credit, and for substitute teacher plans. I know that many subs have had very good teaching experiences because of this resource.