Let Randi Stone and her award-winning teachers demonstrate tried-and-tested best practices for teaching science in diverse elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.
Linked to companion volumes for teaching writing and mathematics, this resource for new and veteran educators helps build student confidence and success through innovative approaches for raising student achievement in science, such as:
Expeditionary learning, technology and music, and independent research study
Model lessons in environmental studies and real-world science
Inquiry-based strategies using robotics, rockets, straw-bale greenhouses, "Project Dracula," "Making Microbes Fun," and more!
With engaging activities weaving through science fact and fiction to lead learners on intriguing journeys of discovery, this guide is sure to fascinate and inspire both you and your students!
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About the Author
Randi Stoneis the author ofnine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Table of Contents
About the Author ix
About the Contributors xi
Expeditionary Learning Receives Prestigious Toyota Tapestry Grant: Project Dracula Peter M. Menth 1
Less Is More...Really Stanley A. Wawrzyniak 5
More Than Just Rockets Douglas L. Bailer 11
Gravity Carol J. Skousen 15
Making Microbes Fun Jason E. Hughes 25
Building Our Curriculum as We Build a Straw-Bale Greenhouse Sally Ogilvie 29
Real-World Science Engagement Kim Reining-Gray 33
A Method for Inquiry Science Mark Goldner 39
Using Technology and Music to Motivate Science Students Brenda Zabel 43
The Power of Building a Positive Classroom Climate Cindy Corlett 47
Mission Possible Pam Roller 51
Robots: From Science Fiction to Science Fact Lindsey Prentice 55
A Different Kind of Service Deborah Perryman 59
Environmental Studies Enhance Middle School Education Nancy Elliott 67
An Independent Student Research Program Implemented in a Rural Michigan Community Jeff Shull 71
An Inquiry-Based, Student-Centered Approach Jeff Shull 75
One Very Special Evening of Science Frieda Taylor Aiken 81