|Type of Product:||e-Book (our e-books are in PDF format and can be viewed on your computer or any compatible reading device) (also see print version of this book)
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
Take the fear factor out of science lessons. This easy-to-digest book relieves many of the safety worries that come with teaching science in elementary school. The emphasis is on positive options for heading off potential hazards, from handling special equipment to conducting field studies.
- making safe work habits second nature to students
- equipping your classroom for safety and conveniene, including organizational systems for preparation, setup, and cleanup
- choosing and culturing live plants and animals for classroom study
- working safely with electricity, chemicals, and volunteers
A special added ingredient: model forms that can be adapted for your needs, including permission slips and student contracts. Best of all, a wealth of anecdotes about what works—and what doesn't—in real-life classrooms makes Exploring Safely enjoyable to read as well as to reference.
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Safety and security
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Informal Educator, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Math anxiety, Professional development, Science safety, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Chapter 1 – Setting the Scene
Chapter 2 – Communities of Learners
Chapter 3 – Where Science Happens
Chapter 4 – Finders Keepers
Chapter 5 – Lively Science
Chapter 6 – Modern Alchemy
Chapter 7 – Striking Gold
Chapter 8 – Falling for Science
Chapter 9 – The Great Outdoors
Chapter 10 – The Kitchen Sink
Chapter 11 – Live Long and Prosper
Chemicals to Go
American Chemical Society
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 6 correlations with the National Standards.
- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- Personal health
- Safety and security are basic needs of humans.
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Connect and integrate all pertinent aspects of science and science education. (NSES)
- 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 guide and facilitate learning. In doing this, teachers
- Recognize and respond to student diversity and encourage all students to participate fully in science learning.
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Ensure a safe working environment.
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