Science Sleuths: 60 Forensic Activities to Develop Critical Thinking and Inquiry Skills, Grades 4 - 8

Science Sleuths: 60 Forensic Activities to Develop Critical Thinking and Inquiry Skills, Grades 4 - 8

by Pam Walker, Elaine Wood
     
 

If your students enjoy solving mysteries, they’ll love the activities in Science Sleuths.   Forensic science is an ideal vehicle for teaching the nature of science as well as basic science concepts. Besides teaching students to think like scientists, forensic science activities also help them understand, master, and apply science concepts. In

Overview

If your students enjoy solving mysteries, they’ll love the activities in Science Sleuths.   Forensic science is an ideal vehicle for teaching the nature of science as well as basic science concepts. Besides teaching students to think like scientists, forensic science activities also help them understand, master, and apply science concepts. In addition, forensic science relies heavily on science process skills, manipulative skills, laboratory skills, and interpersonal skills, all emphasized by the National Science Education Standards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787974350
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Series:
Jossey-Bass Teacher Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.99(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Science Sleuths is a great book for the teacher who hopes to engage middle school students in science investigations that build upon high interest topics related to mystery, clues, and intrigue."
—Dr. Gail H. Marshall, Ed. D., Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of West Georgia

"The teacher briefs, notes, prompts, and tantalizing topics make Science Sleuths an invaluable resource. These sixty activities are intriguing and the procedures are easy-to-follow."
—Diane Matthews, Assistant Principal, Fairplay Middle School

"Walker and Wood are addressing the heart of scientific thought, Critical Thinking and Inquiry, by placing it in a format of forensics, a tremendously appealing idea for the targeted age group in grades 4-8." —(Education Review, June 2007)

Meet the Author

Pam Walker, M.Ed., has twenty-three years of experience in teaching science and was named 2007 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Elaine Wood, M.S., has spent thirteen years teaching science. Both Walker and Wood teach science in Douglasville, Georgia. They are coauthors of several resource books including Hands-On General Science Activities with Real-Life Applications, Crime Scene Investigations: Real-Life Science Labs for Grades 6-12, and Crime Scene Investigations: Real-Life Science Activities for Elementary Grades.

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