Bringing Stem to the Elementary Classroom

Author: Linda Froschauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681400303
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This compendium is a collection of STEM-related articles from the journal Science and Children. It provides a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content and classroom activities for PreK-5 science teachers. --

Teaching Science Through Trade Books

Author: Christine Anne Royce
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959135
Format: PDF, ePub
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What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from Teaching Science Through Trade Books If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you’ve become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. Teaching Science Through Trade Books offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always.


STEM Infusing the Elementary Classroom

Author: Miranda Talley Reagan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506336973
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Make learning relevant with STEM essential questions This engaging, teacher-friendly guide helps teachers quickly and confidently infuse STEM concepts into all content areas. Real-world vignettes, sample lesson templates, discussion questions and immediately applicable action steps help you seamlessly promote college and career ready skills. Use this inspiring guide to: Deepen all content areas, including English/ Language Arts Promote the 4Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity Require students to take risks to solve problems Differentiate instruction and scaffold support Expand students’ specific measurable capabilities Incorporate design skills into the curricula Save valuable time and confidently develop standards-aligned STEM projects in all content areas!

The STEM Coaching Handbook

Author: Terry Talley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317230701
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills. You’ll discover how to... Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.

Sciencesaurus

Author: Great Source Education Group
Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9780669529159
Format: PDF, Docs
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An illustrated resource addresses life, physical, earth, and environmental science, along with coverage of such key science topics as scientific investigation and working in the lab.

The Go To Guide for Engineering Curricula PreK 5

Author: Cary I. Sneider
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483384373
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to engineer change in your elementary science classroom With the Next Generation Science Standards, your students won’t just be scientists—they’ll be engineers. But you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your PreK-5 math and science lessons with this collection of time-tested engineering curricula for science classrooms. Features include: A handy table that leads you straight to the chapters you need In-depth commentaries and illustrative examples A vivid picture of each curriculum, its learning goals, and how it addresses the NGSS More information on the integration of engineering and technology into elementary science education

101 True Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight

Author: Lane Loomis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945796685
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book contains 101 bite-sized horror stories that are intended to scare and unsettle you. These are real peoples' accounts of the creepy and the occult--of their near-misses with madmen and paranormal entities. Each chapter is a short, stand alone campfire tale, a retelling of a frightening or gruesome incident that has stuck with the teller, something that gives them pause to this day when they find themselves alone in the dark. These stories have been collected with the knowledge that real life is scarier than fiction. Read with caution.

Exemplary STEM Programs

Author: Robert Eugene Yager
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941316030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everybody talks about STEM initiatives, but is anybody doing them effectively? This book's answer is a resounding yes! It tells the inside stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that both connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning. The featured programs make it clear that STEM education can work for all age levels and in a variety of settings; traditional classrooms, charter and magnet schools, informal education programs, and after-school and summer activities. A look at the chapter titles shows you the broad range of STEM-related subjects: STEM Starters, An Effective Model for Elementary Teachers and Students; STEMRAYS, After-School STEM Research Clubs; Urban STEM, Watch it Grow!; Mission Biotech, Using Technology to Support Learner Engagement in STEM; Mixed-Reality Labs, Combining Sensors and Simulations to Improve STEM Education; A State STEM Initiative Takes Root and Blooms; and Developing STEM Site-Based Teacher and Administrator Leadership. Whether you're a teacher seeking fresh ideas, an administrator eager to learn what other schools do, or a district science coordinator charged with making professional development more effective, this creative collection offers the information and inspiration you need to make your wown STEM programs exemplary.