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Stepping Up to Science and Math: Exploring the Natural Connections
|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
|Read Inside:||Read a sample chapter: Say "Yes" to Metric Measure
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Stepping Up to Science and Math invites you to step back and rethink the way you teach both of these essential subjects. Then it illustrates how you can step up the pace with Standards-based activities that make learning more effective and efficient. (You can even step outside the ordinary with new lessons featuring gummy worms, school buses, or the planet Mars.) Compiled from Science & Children, NSTA’s award-winning elementary school journal, Stepping Up gathers 21 articles that provide interdisciplinary options for linking inquiry-based activities to mathematics as well as other K-6 curriculum areas, such as language arts and social studies. The book is organized into three broad content areas based on subject matter or skills:
• Making connections among the basic process skills—such as linear measurement, data collection, estimation, and graphing—that underpin both science and math. Chapter titles include “Say Yes to Metric,” “Gummy Worms Measurement,” and “Weighing Dinosaurs.”
• Using scientific concepts as the core for authentic investigations that link to other disciplines. Titles cover “Crossing the Curriculum with Frogs,” “Real Earthquakes, Real Learning,” and “Mission to Mars.”
• Finding contemporary applications for scientific inquiry and experimentation to develop more advanced integrated process skills. Among the titles: “The Scoop on Science Data,” “Thinking Engineering,” and “Building Structures.”
Ideas For Use
To make the book easy to use, each article is labeled by grade level, skills and concepts, Standards addressed, and content connections. Best of all, every activity is "teacher tried and true." Practicing educators have validated their value for busy teachers seeking ways to take science and math beyond the ordinary.
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Scientific habits of mind
Properties of materials
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Interdisciplinary, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation
Section I – Measuring Up: Estimations, Units, and Standards
Say “Yes” to Metric Measure
Sizing Up Trees
Gummy Worm Measurements
The Big Yellow Laboratory
Section II – Data Sense: Patterns, Trends, and Interpretations
Concrete Graphs Build Solid Skills
Graph that Data!
Dealing with Data
Graphing Is Elementary
Section III – Metric Relationships: Scales, Models and Measure
Sizing Up the Metric System
Centimeters, Millimeters, and Monsters
Section IV – Interdisciplinary Science: Themes, Schemes, and Inquiry
Crossing the Curriculum with Frogs
Be a Food Scientist
Real Earthquakes, Real Learning
Our Growing Planet
Mission to Mars: A Classroom Simulation
Section V – Experiments: Variables, Data, and Patterns
The “Scoop” on Science Data
The Dirt on Worms
The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures
A Blended Neighborhood
List of Contributors
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 15 correlations with the National Standards.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses. (K-4)
- Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
- Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.
- Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
- Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
- Understandings about scientific inquiry
- Types of investigations include describing objects, events, and organisms; classifying them; and doing a fair test (experimenting).
- Content Standards
- Quality Teaching
- Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately. (NSDC)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers of science plan an inquiry-based science program for their students.
- Select science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.
- Earth Science
- Objects in the sky
- Changes in earth and sky
- Life Science
- Organisms and environments
- Physical Science
- Properties of objects and materials
- Position and motion of objects
- Earth Science
- Properties of earth materials
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