Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086519
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and best-selling resource features more than 30 exciting instructional units that integrate all areas of the curriculum and serve as models to educators at all levels. Adopted as a supplementary text in schools of education nationwide, this resource features outstanding children's fiction books that are rich in scientific concepts yet equally well known for their strong story lines and universal appeal.

More Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563082665
Format: PDF
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Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided. This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in students. Grades K - 3 (adaptable to other grades).

Social Studies Through Children s Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872879706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.

The Natural World Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583519
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.

Exploring the Environment Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086502
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book. Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels).

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Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781563087615
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Disscusses award-winning titles, including summaries, applicable social science discipline, NCSS thematic strands, critical-thinking questions, and related books and activities.

Investigating Natural Disasters Through Children s Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Suggests activities and projects based on children's books about storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters to increase understanding of science, the forces of nature, and their effects on human society.

Elementary Science Methods A Constructivist Approach

Author: David Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495004952
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this pioneering text, Martin uses a constructivist approach to guide students in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. Grounded in the belief that it is more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, this text is predicated on the reality that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to be good science teachers, but need to be co-inquirers with their students. To facilitate your students' learning, this text features a wealth of exercises: for teacher candidates, the book includes open-ended inquiry activities that help them to construct their own personal conceptualizations about science content and teaching science in the elementary school; and, it contains over 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities that teachers can use to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. The Book Companion CD-ROM, included with each new copy, provides tools and resources, such as additional activities and video, which students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. All activities are linked to National Science Education Standards for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching, and the activities contain suggestions of appropriate children's literature. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Science Discoveries on the Net

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088230
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Suggests ways that science teachers can add the Internet to their classroom teaching strategies, lists Web sites that offer lesson plans, and includes sections on a wide range of science topics.