Science in Seconds with Toys

Author: Jean Potter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780471179009
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Make glow-in-the-dark stars! Learn how an Etch-A-SketchR(r) erases pictures! Create a kaleidoscope from your toys! Discover why a SlinkyR(r) slinks down stairs! Experience the science of toys and games with these quick, easyexperiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete eachin ten fun-filled minutes or less, and the clear step-by-stepinstructions and illustrations help you get it right every time.The projects help you learn about everything from why a swing goeshigher when you pump your legs to how Silly PuttyR(r) pulls upcomic strips from the newspaper. You will find most of the requiredmaterials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, orneighborhood. The 101 activities in this book cover every aspect of the scienceof toys and the games you play, including swinging, bouncing,throwing, sliding, and much more. You'll discover why a footballspirals as it zips through the air, learn how to make your cerealjump out of the bowl, find out why goggles make you see betterunderwater, and make your own homemade paint --all with the help ofa leading educator.

Science in Seconds for Kids

Author: Jean Potter
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Offers step-by-step instructions for completing 108 experiments and activites in 10 minutes or less. Activities cover twelve science subject areas, utilize common materials, and can be completed in most locations.

Storybook Art

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
ISBN: 0935607226
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Storybook Art" is the long awaited literacy connection to art with 100 easy art activities inspired by 100 great picture book illustrators and their award-winning books -- both favorite classics and classics to be. Each activity has a personal quote by the illustrator, a child-sketched portrait, clear line art, and easy to follow materials and open-ended steps that value individual expression. The book is loaded with children's original art, a special resource chapter with awards and website links, birthday list of illustrators, and a unique chart of contents. No expertise is needed. Everyday materials like crayons, glue, scissors, and paint will allow young illustrators to blossom while learning to love readin with a new awareness or art, illustration and technique.

Science Arts

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
ISBN: 0935607234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"ScienceArts" builds upon natural curiosity as children experience and explore basic science concepts as they create over 200 beautiful and amazing art experiments. Projects use common household materials and art supplies. The art activities are open-ended and easy to do with one science-art experiment per page, fully illustrated and kid-tested. The book inclues three indexes and an innovative charted Table of Contents. Suitable for home, school, museum programs, or childcare, all ages. Kids call this the "ooo-ahhh" book. Examples of projects include: - Crystal Bubbles - Dancing Rabbits - Building Beans - Magnetic Rubbing - Stencil Leaves - Magic Cabbage - Marble Sculpture - Immiscibles - Paint Pendulum - Ice Structures - Bottle Optics - Erupting Colors - Chromatography 1993 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Education/Teaching/Academic 1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Interior Design 1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Book Cover 1993 Washington Press Communicator Award, First Place Winner, Non-Fiction Book

Launching Learners in Science PreK 5

Author: Kerry C. Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412937035
Format: PDF, ePub
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This valuable handbook is packed with examples, questions, stories, and thought-provoking ideas linked to NSES to help teachers give students a strong start in science achievement.

Hands on Physical Science

Author: Laurie E. Westphal
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593632371
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An easy-to-use guide to implementing the most exciting technologies to energize any classroom, High-Tech Teaching Success! A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom gives classroom teachers exactly what they're looking for: advice from technology education experts on how the latest tools and software can be implemented into lesson plans to create differentiated, exciting curriculum for all learners. Focused on implementing technology in the four core areas of learning-math, science, language arts, and social studies-this book covers topics like podcasting, blogging and digital diaries, building Web sites and Wikis, creating Web Quests, using Google Earth, using online programs like YouTube and social networking sites to connect to other classrooms, creating videos, and more. Geared for teachers in grades 4-8, this essential book offers practical tools, tips for implementation, step-by-step instructions, and handyscreen shots to give educators everything they need to create interesting, technology-based learning experiences in their classrooms. - Features lessons developed by top educators covering Google Earth, YouTube, wikis, WebQuests, and much more - Includes screen shots and easy-to-follow directions for using each technology tool - Suggests innovative ways of implementing tools like website design, podcasts, social networking, and blogging- Gives teachers an overview and advice on implementing the latest exciting technology tools Prufrock Press offers award-winning products focused on gifted, advanced, and special needs learners. For more than 20 years, Prufrock has supported parents and teachers with a wide range of resources based on sound research. The average day of a parent or teacher of a gifted or special needs learner is filled with a thousand celebrations and challenges. Prufrock's goal is to provide practical solutions to those challenges-to provide readers with timesaving, research-based tools that allow them to spend less time on the challenges and more time on the celebrations. Prufrock Press' line of products features: - Resources on parenting the special needs learner - Sage advice on teaching in the inclusive classroom - Advanced learning tools for gifted children and inquisitive learners - Cutting-edge information on innovative teaching approaches - Resources for college planning for gifted and special needs learners Prufrock Press is committed to resources based on sound research. It has a senior advisory group composed of the top scholars in the field of education and psychology. All of the company's editors have graduate degrees in education or children's literature, and they all have classroom experience. In essence, when a reader holds a bookby Prufrock Press, he or she knows that the information found in that book will be research-based and reflect agreed upon best practices in the field of education and child psychology.

Physics Demonstrations

Author: Julien C. Sprott
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299215804
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Sprott’s demonstrations will fascinate, amaze, and teach students the wonders of physics. A compilation of physics demonstrations performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and in the popular lecture series The Wonders of Physics, Physics Demonstrations includes demonstrations illustrating properties of motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. All demonstrations include a brief description, a materials list, preparation procedures, a provocative discussion of the phenomena displayed and the principles illustrated, important information about potential hazards, and references. Suitable for performance outside the laboratory, Sprott’s demonstrations are an indispensable teaching tool.

Nature in a nutshell for kids

Author: Jean Potter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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A seasonal guide introduces readers to a variety of scientific experiments that enable them to learn about aspects of nature, from how plants and animals grow to how rivers and mountains are formed. Original.

Chemical Reactions

Author: Simon de Pinna
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836880847
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduces chemical reactions, covering how atoms, compounds, and mixtures form acids, bases, and salts and what happens when these come in contact with each other under certain conditions.

Science in Seconds at the Beach

Author: Jean Potter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780471178996
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do fish close their eyes? Can you hold your breath longer than a whale? How is sand made? Why do we hear the ocean in empty seashells? Surf's up for fantastic science fun with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in just ten minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from how seaweed can forecast the weather to why waves break as they reach the shore. You will find most of the required materials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, or around your neighborhood. The nearly 100 activities in this book investigate the many mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun, and water. You'll discover why there usually are more clouds over water than over land and why the sand on top of the beach is warm but cool underneath. Use a piece of hard candy to find out why beach and river rocks become smooth or learn how to clean water with sand --all with the help of a leading educator.