Hands on Physics and Science Actv Gd K-8: For Grades K-8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)

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9780132301787: Hands on Physics and Science Actv Gd K-8: For Grades K-8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)

Each volume in this series presents more than 150 stimulating hands–on activities in an easy–to–follow format to teach thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. Over 500 activities in all!

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"The Hands–On books are an awesome resource that hasenhanced my science units. Every activity has easy step–by–stepinstructions, a materials list, and teacher information. Mystudents and I love the activities."
Patti W. Seeholzer, third–grade teacher, River HeightsElementary School, Utah and winner of the 2002 Presidential Awardfor Excellence in Science Teaching

"A great resource for all prospective and practicing elementaryteachers."
David T. Crowther, associate professor, science education,University of Nevada, Reno

"The Marv Tolman science activity books were always a hit withteachers and were valuable for use with my science method coursestudents."
Dr. Donald R. Daugs, professor emeritus, Utah StateUniversity

"I love the Hands–On Science books by Marv Tolman. Theysit right next to my desk within easy reach. The lesson plans areteacher friendly and student friendly. The books are put togetherin such a way that it is easy to find any subject. FromKindergarten to 6th grade the lessons are set up for all studentsto use. I know, I have used them in all grades and my students loveto be involved in science. I highly recommend these books for anyteacher whether you struggle with science or are an expert in thefield."
Marilyn Bulkley, fifth grade teacher, Garfield SchoolDistrict, Panguitch, Utah

"Our sixth–, seventh–, and eighth–grade students have literallyworn out our copies of Dr. Tolman′s Hands–On Activities. We have two copies of each activity book and students selectthem for their concise instructions, excellent diagrams, andeasy–to–find materials. Even though the title indicates grades K–6,students and teachers in seventh and eighth grades found theactivities very helpful in classroom demonstrations and as abeginning point for science fair problems.  I loved the waythat the activities are divided into the three differentdisciplines: physical, earth, and life. It was fast and easy tolocate just what you needed using the table of contentsorganization. There was always an activity for whatever concept mystudents were learning. Our school will need to purchase the newlyrevised activity books."
Rosalee Riddle, science teacher, Red Hills Middle School,Richfield, Utah and science curriculum coordinator, Sevier SchoolDistrict, Richfield, Utah

"Before my current position as science teacher educator, I usedthese activity books extensively in teaching science to my sixthgraders. I found them very valuable and helpful in creating lessonsthat engaged the students in hands–on activities that effectivelytaught science concepts. Now, as an assistant professor of scienceeducation, I continue to use them as I discuss and model hands–onand inquiry–based science. Additionally, I highly recommend them tothe pre–service students in my elementary science methods courses,many of whom use them in lesson planning and unit planning for myclass as well as during their practicum and student teachingexperiences."
Leigh K. Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department ofScience Education, Brigham Young University

"I have taught many science classes for our district over thelast ten years, and I always rely on your Hands–On books forbackground information.  I have them pulled off of the shelfnow because I am using them to come up with a science/math activityfor my National Board Certification Program.  I know I cantrust these books. The information is clearly presented, easy tounderstand, and the activities always work."
Mary Selin, second grade teacher, Davis District and firstgrade science trainer for the district, Davis School District,Utah

"I have used Marv′s science books for several years. I love theexperiments. The kids love to try them on their own. They haveeasy–to–follow directions and all the materials are readilyavailable. I especially like the explanations of how and why. Thebest thing about these experiments is that they work! I haven′t hadone fail yet."
Keetette Turner, kindergarten teacher, Granite District,Salt Lake City, Utah

"I began working with Marv Tolman ten years ago. I was new tothe world of elementary teaching. I had heard of a workshop thathelped teachers simplify, and pinpoint science concepts that couldbe taught repeatedly through hands–on, basic application. Thatworkshop was the first of many and I still––ten years later––usethe concepts to teach my students. The basic and simple mechanicsof science that are incorporated into these lessons reach thegifted and struggling learner and can be adapted and adjusted totime and to the needs of students individual levels andlearning styles."
Marcie H. Judd, fourth grade teacher, Valley ElementarySchool, Kanab School District, Kanab, Utah

"Many elementary teachers lack science background knowledge. TheHands–On Science Activities series provides teachers withboth background knowledge and engaging methods to help all studentslearn science concepts. Marv explains them using simple, clear, andconcise language that equips teachers to teach with confidence.These books have increased both the accuracy and the quality ofscience education."
Julie Cook, Title I Literacy Coordinator

From the Back Cover:

This teacher′s resource is one of three volumes in the "Science Problem–Solving Curriculum Library," a unique instructional series that provides nearly 500 exciting hands–on activities to teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts.

Each volume in the series focuses on one major area of science normally taught in grade K–8 and offers a store of stimulating activities that can be used with virtually any science text. The activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands–on experiences.

BOOK 1 HANDS–ON LIFE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES K–8
provides over 150 discovery experiences covering the topics of Plants and Seeds, Animals, Animal Life Cycles, Animal Adaptation, Body Structure, The Five Senses, and Health and Nutrition

BOOK II HANDS ON PHYSICAL SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES K–8
provides over 180 easy–to–use activities covering The nature of matter, Energy, Light, Sound, Simple Machines, Magnetism, Static Electricity, and Current Electricity.

BOOK III HANDS–ON EARTH SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES K–8
presents over 165 inquiry activities covering the topics of Air, Water, Weather, The earth, Ecology, Above the Earth, and Beyond the Earth.

All of the activities are complete and ready to use, including a title written in question form ... list of materials needed, most readily available ... step–by–step procedures to be carried out by the student ... and special tips and background information for the teacher.

Many activities also provide illustrations to supplement the student procedures, and special sections "For Problem Solvers" that encourage motivated students toward independent investigation. Numerous activities are identified as appropriate to "Take home and do with family and friends."

And to help you quickly find appropriate activities, each volume includes a Listing of Activities by topics that lists topics and subtopics covered and identifies one or more activities in that volume that can be used to introduce or reinforce that particular concept.

With the hands–on activities in this unique Library, no teacher need be a "scientist" to conduct an effective and exciting science program! Moreover, the process skills emphasized in these experiences virtually assure students′ increased insight and retention of content.

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