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|Grade Level:||Elementary School
Science does not exist in a vacuum and, therefore, shouldn’t be taught that way. In that spirit, Activities Linking Science With Math, K-4, is a hands-on guide for preservice and inservice elementary 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 Digging Into Soil, Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints, and What Makes a Boat Float?—are teacher friendly, too, 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 national standards for both science and math and cover topics from all scientific disciplines.
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Science process skills
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Interdisciplinary, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Matrix: Key Instructional Strategies Used in Each Activity
Activity 1: Investigating Textures
Activity 2: What Do You See? Visual Observation
Activity 3: Science and Math on Television
Activity 4: A One-Sided Paper Loop—The Möbius Band
Activity 5: Alphabet Taxonomy
Activity 6: Your Very Own Museum—Making Collections
Activity 7: Creating Art Projects From Recycled Materials
Activity 8: Experimenting With Force and Motion Using Origami Frogs
Activity 9: What Makes a Boat Float?
Activity 10: Investigating the Properties of Magnets
Activity 11: Applying Simple Chromatography
Activity 12: Investigating Surface Tension and Soap
Activity 13: Learning About Acids and Bases
Activity 14: Digging Into Soil
Activity 15: Observing and Sorting Rocks
Activity 16: Exploring Evaporation
Activity 17: Examining Colors, Color Perception, and Sight
Activity 18: Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints
Activity 19: Making Prints From Fruits and Vegetables
Activity 20: Examining Serial Sections of an Apple
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 9 correlations with the National Standards.
- Science as Inquiry
- Understandings about scientific inquiry
- Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world (scientific knowledge). Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (K-4)
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
- Build on the teacher's current science understanding, ability, and attitudes. (NSES)
- 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.
- Select teaching and assessment strategies that support the development of student understanding and nurture a community of science learners.
- Teachers of science guide and facilitate learning. In doing this, teachers
- Encourage and model the skills of scientific inquiry, as well as the curiosity, openness to new ideas and data, and skepticism that characterize science.
- Orchestrate discourse among students about scientific ideas.
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Create a setting for student work that is flexible and supportive of science inquiry.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
||Great ideas for Integration
||Reviewed by: Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA) on April 8, 2011
||This is an outstanding resource for integrating math and science at the K-4 level. The activities included in this book are not only relevant, but they are also fun! I have yet to use an activity from this book that does not fully engage my students!
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