Science Adventures with Children's Literature: A Thematic Approach

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Focusing on the new NSTA standards, this activity-centered resource uses a wide variety of children's literature to integrate science across the elementary curriculum. Fredericks uses a thematic approach and features the best in science trade books; stimulating hands-on, minds-on activities and experiments in life, physical, earth, and space sciences; and a host of tips, ideas, and strategies that make teaching and learning science an adventure. Annotated bibliographies of more than 400 trade books, practical ...

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Overview

Focusing on the new NSTA standards, this activity-centered resource uses a wide variety of children's literature to integrate science across the elementary curriculum. Fredericks uses a thematic approach and features the best in science trade books; stimulating hands-on, minds-on activities and experiments in life, physical, earth, and space sciences; and a host of tips, ideas, and strategies that make teaching and learning science an adventure. Annotated bibliographies of more than 400 trade books, practical ideas for authentic assessment, a variety of language arts extensions and techniques, and the best technological resources and science Web sites are also featured. Grades 1-6.

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Provides elementary teachers with dozens of projects and experiments that take advantage of the natural questions children ask about the world and involve them in doing and thinking science. Meant to be practical and well as useful, they explore principles in the life, physical, and space sciences. The bibliographies of children's literature are topic specific. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563084171
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 8/15/1998
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 601,811
  • Product dimensions: 21.00 (w) x 27.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ANTHONY D. FREDERICKS has written more than 20 books for Teacher Ideas Press. A former reading specialist and classroom teacher, he is currently professor of education, York College, York, Pennsylvania. Tony is the author of more than 65 teacher resource books, over 30 award-winning children's books, and several trade books on effective teaching.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Expanding the Science Curriculum 1
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Creative Science Instruction 9
Ch. 3 How to Use the Thematic Units 35
Pt. II Thematic Units and Mini-Units 39
Ch. 4 Life Science 41
Ch. 5 The Human Body 91
Ch. 6 Earth Science 109
Ch. 7 Physical Science 169
Ch. 8 Space Science 185
App Resources for Thematic Instruction 209
Author/Title Index 217
Subject Index 225
About the Author 233
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