Activities Linking Science With Math, 5-8

Activities Linking Science With Math, 5-8

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Science does not exist in a vacuum and therefore shouldn't be taught that way. In that spirit, Activities Linking Science With Math, 5 - 8, is a hands-on guide for preservice and inservice elementary and middle school teachers who want to connect science instruction with other areas of study, including visual arts, social sciences, language arts, and especially math. The 20 discovery-based and academically rigorous activities provided in this volume enrich students' awareness of the world around them, encourage their natural curiosity, and promote the development of their problem-solving skills. The lessons, such as: qStudies in Symmetry, q qThe Tower Challenge, q and qDetermining the Size and Shape of the Blind Spot, q are teacher friendly, requiring no advanced expertise in any subject area and using only inexpensive and easily accessible materials. Each includes a list of needed materials, a step-by-step procedure, discussion questions, and assessment techniques. Activities align with the latest US national standards for both science and math and cover topics from all scientific disciplines.a€œWhat did you discover about levers and balance?a€ 3. Remove all weights from the lever and move the fulcrum to the 45 cm mark. Does the lever balance? (No.) Challenge the student groups to find as many ways as possible to make the lever anbsp;...

Title:Activities Linking Science With Math, 5-8
Author:John Eichinger
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2009


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