Middle Grades Science Book: Inventive Exercises to Sharpen Skills and Raise Achievement

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This book offers teachers and students a complete resource for Science at the Middle Grade Level. Part of the BASIC/Not Boring series, the activities in this book build a solid foundation of essential skills by guiding students through creative activities. Skills practiced in the book are correlated to NSTA Standards.

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Overview

This book offers teachers and students a complete resource for Science at the Middle Grade Level. Part of the BASIC/Not Boring series, the activities in this book build a solid foundation of essential skills by guiding students through creative activities. Skills practiced in the book are correlated to NSTA Standards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865305656
  • Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Basic/Not Boring Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 436,388
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.05 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 14
Skills Checklists
Science Concepts & Processes Skills Checklist 17
Physical Science Skills Checklist 69
Earth & Space Science Skills Checklist 121
Life Science Skills Checklist 172
Human Body & Health Skills Checklist 219
Science Investigations Skills Checklist 269
Science Concepts & Processes Skills Exercises 16
Science Concepts & Processes Skills Checklist 17
Science Statements Under Scrutiny ... (The Nature of Science; Branches of Science) 18
Who Studies What? ... (Science Fields of Study) 20
Dazzling Discoveries & Ingenious Inventions ... (Scientific Discoveries & Inventions) 22
History Mysteries ... (The History of Science) 24
Science Gets Personal ... (The Nature of Science: Personal & Social Perspectives) 26
Surrounded by Science ... (The Nature of Science: Personal & Social Perspectives) 27
A Tight Relationship ... (Science, Technology, & Society) 28
No Escape from Consequences ... (Science & Technology) 29
Fantastic Explanations ... (Scientific Laws & Theories) 30
The Search is On ... (Scientific Inquiry) 32
Sorting Out Big Ideas ... (Science Concepts) 34
The Whole Thing ... (Science Concept: Systems) 36
Looking for Order ... (Science Concepts: Order & Organization) 37
What Is It About That Shape? ... (Science Concept: Form & Function) 38
Operation Interaction ... (Science Concept: Energy-Matter) 40
Connection Inspection ... (Science Concept: Cause & Effect) 41
To Change or Not to Change ... (Science Concepts: Change & Constancy, Equilibrium & Evolution) 42
Science Repeats Itself ... (Science Concept: Cycle) 44
Concepts Get Real ... (Science Concepts in Real Life) 45
Pay Attention! ... (Science Process: Observe) 46
Science Has Class ... (Science Process: Classify) 48
More Than Just a Guess ... (Science Process: Hypothesize) 50
You Do The Math ... (Science Processes: Measure; Use Numbers) 52
So What? ... (Science Processes: Infer; Predict) 53
Not The Real Thing ... (Science Process: Use Models) 54
So, Why Does the Egg Float? ... (Science Process: Interpret; Explain; Communicate) 55
In Pursuit of Answers ... (Science Process: Design an Experiment) 56
Proceed With Care ... (Science Processes: Safety) 58
Science Concepts & Processes Assessment and Answer Keys 59
Science Concepts & Processes Skills Test 60
Skills Test Answer Key 64
Answers 65
Physical Science Skills Exercises 68
Physical Science Skills Checklist 69
On The Inside ... (Structure of Atoms) 70
Which Atom Is Which? ... (Elements; Periodic Table) 71
A World-Famous Table ... (Elements; Periodic Table) 72
Who Am I? ... (Elements; Periodic Table) 73
Quarks, Isotopes, & Other Curiosities ... (Atoms; Elements; Periodic Table) 74
"Element" Ary Facts ... (Elements; Periodic Table) 75
Simply Symbols ... (Elements; Symbols) 76
A Matter of Matter ... (States Of Matter) 77
Molecules On The Move ... (Changes in States Of Matter) 78
The Truth Of The Matter ... (Properties/Characteristics Of Matter) 79
Great Combinations ... (Compounds) 80
Two Ways To Change ... (Physical & Chemical Changes) 82
Compounds With Character ... (Organic & Inorganic Compounds) 83
Chemistry Challenge ... (Chemistry Overview) 84
Double Chemistry Challenge ... (Chemistry Overview) 85
Score Sheet For Chemistry Challenges ... (Chemistry Overview) 86
Notions About Motions ... (Motion & Force) 87
Which Law? ... (Laws of Motion) 88
What's Your Motion IQ? ... (Motion) 89
Problems With Trains ... (Rate of Motion) 90
The Heat Is On ... (Transfer of Heat Energy) 91
Some Forceful Lessons ... (Force & Energy) 92
Simple, But Tough ... (Work & Machines) 94
Profile Of A Wave ... (Properties of Waves) 96
Great Vibrations ... (Waves) 97
Sounds Good To Me ... (Sound) 98
It Works For Bats ... (Sound; Doppler Effect) 99
Electrifying Facts ... (Electricity) 100
Not Just In Light Bulbs ... (Electricity) 101
Keeping Current ... (Electrical Current; Electrical Circuits) 102
Watts Up? ... (Electric Power) 103
Puzzling Properties ... (Light Properties) 104
Why White Is White and Black Is Black ... (Light & Color) 105
Light Tricks ... (Light) 106
Through Lenses & Mirrors ... (Lenses & Mirrors) 107
The Truth About Magnets ... (Magnets/Magnetism) 108
Physical Science Assessment and Answer Keys 109
Physical Science Skills Test 110
Skills Test Answer Key 114
Answers 115
Periodic Table of Elements 119
Earth & Space Science Skills Exercises 120
Earth & Space Science Skills Checklist 121
The Famous Ten ... (Solar System) 122
Solar System Sleuthing ... (Solar System; Planets) 124
Hot Spots ... (Solar System; Sun & Stars) 125
Close Encounters ... (Space Objects) 126
Cool Moves ... (Solar System Motions) 127
Reasons for Seasons ... (Solar System Motions) 128
Moon Talk ... (Moon Phases) 129
Casting Shadows ... (Solar & Lunar Eclipses) 130
What's Out There? ... (Space Exploration) 131
Space Ventures ... (Space Exploration) 132
The Air Up There ... (Earth's Atmosphere) 134
Air On The Move ... (Air Movements) 135
Weather or Not ... (Weather) 136
More Weather or Not ... (Weather) 137
Up Front ... (Weather Fronts) 138
It Makes A Difference ... (Climate) 139
Ocean Motions ... (Water Movement) 140
Catch A Wave ... (Water Movement; Waves) 141
Which Tide is Which? ... (Water Movement; Tides) 142
Tide Talk ... (Water Movement; Tides) 143
Ups & Downs at the Bottom ... (Ocean Bottom Topography) 144
Disappearing Act ... (Weathering & Erosion) 145
Water On The Move ... (Erosion; Moving Water) 146
Mostly Water ... (Surface Water; Erosion) 147
What's True About Groundwater? ... (Groundwater; Erosion) 148
Awesome Ice ... (Glaciers; Erosion) 149
Digging In ... (Earth's Layers) 150
The Amazing Crust ... (Surface Landforms) 151
Taken For "Granite" ... (Rocks) 152
Treasures In The Earth ... (Minerals) 154
Which Volcano? ... (Volcanoes) 156
Folds & Faults & Quakes ... (Earthquakes) 157
Giant Plates ... (Plate Tectonics) 158
Great Quakes & Eruptions ... (Earthquakes & Volcanoes) 159
Such Odd Stuff! ... (Earth's Features) 160
Earth & Space Science Assessment and Answer Keys 161
Table: Physical Properties of Some Common Minerals 162
Earth & Space Science Skills Test 163
Skills Test Answer Key 167
Answers 168
Life Science Skills Exercises 171
Life Science Skills Checklist 172
Osmosis is Not a Disease ... (Cell Processes) 173
Welcome to the Kingdom ... (Classification of Life) 174
A Visit from a Virus ... (Viruses & Monerans) 175
Strange Choice of Friends ... (Fungi & Protists) 176
Plant Parts, Inc. ... (Plant Structure) 177
Plant Antics ... (Plant Processes) 178
What Do Bees Know? ... (Flower Pats/Angiosperm Reproduction) 179
Would You Sleep on a Monocot? ... (Plant Facts & Vocabulary) 180
Bones or No Bones? ... (Vertebrates & Invertebrates) 182
A Side View ... (Animal Symmetry) 183
File into Phyla ... (Animal Classification) 184
Of Worms, Jellyfish, & Sponges ... (Simple Invertebrates) 186
It's Hard to Ignore a Squid ... (Mollusks & Echinoderms) 187
Outnumbered! ... (Arthropods) 188
Confusion in the Web ... (Arachnids) 189
Bugs by the Millions ... (Insects) 190
The Most Amazing Changes ... (Metamorphosis in Insects) 191
Blood That's Cold ... (Fish, Reptiles, & Amphibians) 192
Blood That's Warm ... (Birds & Mammals) 193
Class Assignments ... (Vertebrate Classes) 194
Backbone Required ... (Vertebrate Facts) 195
Behaving Like Animals ... (Animal Behavior) 196
Scales for a Crocodile? ... (Animal-Related Vocabulary) 197
The Habitat Habit ... (Habitats) 198
Something's Wrong Here ... (Habitats) 199
Home, Home on the Biome ... (Biomes) 200
Everybody's in a Chain ... (Food Chains) 202
What's What in the Ecosystem? ... (Ecosystems) 203
Relationships in the Ecosystem ... (Ecosystems) 204
Cycle Circles ... (Natural Cycles) 205
Eco-Talk ... (Ecology) 206
How Resourceful Are You? ... (Natural Resources) 207
Under the Microscope ... (Microscope Use) 208
Life Science Assessment and Answer Keys 209
Life Science Skills Test 210
Skills Test Answer Key 214
Answers 215
Human Body & Health Science Skills Exercises 218
Human Body & Health Skills Checklist 219
Body Mysteries ... (Body Processes, Activities, & Parts) 220
Hot Jobs for Body Parts ... (Body Parts) 222
Starting Out Simple ... (Cells) 224
Getting Complicated ... (Cells, Tissues, & Organs) 225
Sorting Out Systems ... (Systems) 226
Getting Organ-ized! ... (Systems & Organs) 227
Know Your Bones ... (Skeletal System) 228
A Matter of Movement ... (Skeletal System; Joints) 230
A Matter of Muscle ... (Muscles) 231
A Brainy Puzzler ... (Nervous System) 232
The Eyes Have It ... (Eyes & Sight) 234
Music to the Ears ... (Ears & Hearing) 235
About That Hospital Food ... (Nose & Smell; Tongue & Taste) 236
A Touching Experience ... (Skin & Feeling) 237
Blood Really Gets Around ... (Circulatory System) 238
A "Heart"-y Investigation ... (Heart & Circulatory System) 239
Easy Breathing ... (Respiratory System) 240
Once Upon a Swallow ... (Digestive System) 242
Gland Alert ... (Endocrine System) 244
What A Waste! ... (Excretory System) 245
It Takes Two ... (Reproductive Systems) 246
Designer Genes ... (Genetics & Heredity) 248
Doctor, Doctor, I Feel Sick! ... (Diseases & Disorders) 250
Disease-Fighters ... (Defense Against Disease) 252
Smart Exercising ... (Exercise) 254
Smart Eating ... (Nutrition) 256
Smart Choices ... (Fitness) 258
Human Body & Health Assessment and Answer Keys 259
Human Body & Health Skills Test 260
Skills Test Answer Key 264
Answers 265
Science Investigations 268
Science Investigations Skills Checklist 269
General Science Investigations
#1 Unraveling Tricky Science Mysteries ... (General Science; Internet Research) 270
Life Science Investigations
#2 Getting to Know Who's Who in the Kingdoms ... (Life Classification) 274
#3 Tracking Down Wild & Wacky Plants ... (Plants) 276
#4 Stalking Monsters of the Deep ... (Animals) 278
#5 Scrutinizing Weird & Wonderful Body Parts ... (Body Parts) 280
#6 Explaining Strange Body Episodes ... (Body Processes) 282
#7 Delving Into Disturbing Disorders ... (Diseases & Disorders) 284
Earth & Space Science Investigations
#8 Exploring Earth's Rumbles, Rattles, & Rolls ... (Earth's Internal Processes) 286
#9 Looking for Changes-Swift & Slow ... (Earth Surface Processes) 288
#10 Confirming Missing Identities ... (Minerals) 290
#11 Untangling Secrets of Moving Waters ... (Ocean Movements) 292
#12 Chasing Down Wild Weather & Spectacular Storms ... (Weather) 294
#13 Probing Into Marvels of the Universe ... (Space Features) 296
#14 Pursuing Planetary Peculiarities ... (Planets) 298
Physical Science Investigations
#15 Inquiring Into Curious Combinations ... (Chemistry) 300
#16 Hunting for Physics in the Neighborhood ... (Matter & Energy) 302
#17 Discovering The Science Behind the Sport ... (Force, Energy, Motion) 304
#18 Uncovering Musical Mysteries ... (Sound) 306
#19 Snooping for The Elusive Elements ... (Periodic Table; Elements) 308
Science Investigations Assessment and Answer Keys 311
Science Investigations Skills Test 312
Skills Test Answer Key 316
Answers 317
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    Great BOok!

    This book is a one of a kind. Lots to science to learn. Let your kids be ahead of the others!

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