|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)
|ISBN:||Picture-Perfect Science Series
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
Winner of 2011 Bronze EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing!
How do you improve upon perfection? For years, new and experienced elementary school teachers alike have extolled the virtues of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons—the expertly combined appeal of children’s picture books with Standards-based science content. The award-winning, bestselling book presents ready-to-teach lessons, complete with student pages and assessments, that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction
picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry.
This newly revised and expanded 2nd edition of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons manages to surpass the original. Classroom veterans Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, who also coach teachers through nationwide workshops, know elementary educators are usually crunched for science instructional time and could often use refresher explanations of scientific concepts. So the authors added comprehensive background notes to each chapter and included new reading strategies.
They still show you exactly how to combine science and reading in a natural way with classroom-tested lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. And now they offer five brand-new lessons—“Batteries Included,” “The Secrets of Flight,” “Down the Drain,” “If I Built a Car,” and “Bugs!”—bringing the total to 20. As always, the appropriate National Science Education Standards are clearly identified throughout.
Picture-Perfect Science Lessons draws on such diverse—and engaging—books as Dr. Xargle’s Book of Earthlets, A House for Hermit Crab, Rice Is Life, Oil Spill!, Sheep in a Jeep, The Perfect Pet, and Weird Friends: Unlikely Allies in the Animal Kingdom. As a result, both reluctant scientists and struggling readers will quickly find themselves absorbed in scientific discovery. You’ll love how effective this book is, and your students will love learning about science.
For more information on how to implement Picture-Perfect Science in you classroom—including key reading strategies and NSES connections—download the free e-book of chapters 1 through 5, Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?
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|Intended User Role:||College/University Professor (preservice science education), Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Informal Educator, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Interdisciplinary, Learning theory, Teacher content knowledge, Teaching strategies
About the Authors
About the Picture-Perfect Science Program
Lessons by Grade
1. Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?
2. Reading Aloud
3. Teaching Science Through Inquiry
4. BSCS 5E Instructional Model
5. National Science Education Standards
7. Name That Shell!
8. Rice Is Life
9. What’s Poppin’?
10. Mystery Pellets
11. Close Encounters of the Symbiotic Kind
12. Turtle Hurdles
13. Oil Spill!
14. Sheep in a Jeep
15. Sounds of Science
16. Chemical Change Café
17. The Changing Moon
18. Day and Night
19. Grand Canyon
20. Brainstorms: From Idea to Invention
22. Batteries Included
23. The Secrets of Flight
24. Down the Drain
25. If I Built a Car
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 27 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Position and motion of objects
- An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time. (velocity) (K-4)
- Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
- Electricity in circuits can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects. (K-4)
- Magnets attract and repel each other and certain kinds of other materials. (K-4)
- Transfer of Energy
- Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring electrical energy when heat, light, sound, and chemical changes are produced. (5-8)
- Life Science
- The characteristics of organisms
- Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction. For example, humans have distinct body structures for walking, holding, seeing, and talking. (K-4)
- Earth Science
- Objects in the sky
- The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.
- Changes in earth and sky
- The surface of the earth changes.
- Some changes to the surface of the Earth are due to slow processes, such as erosion and weathering
- Some changes to the surface of the Earth are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes
- The sun appears to move across the sky in the same way every day, but its path changes slowly over the seasons.
- The moon moves across the sky on a daily basis much like the sun.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Ask a question about objects, organisms, and events in the environment. (K-4)
- Plan and conduct a simple investigation. (K-4)
- Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses. (K-4)
- Communicate investigations and explanations.
- Science and Technology
- Abilities of technological design
- Identify a simple problem.
- Propose a solution.
- Implementing proposed solutions
- Evaluate a product or design.
- Communicate a problem, design, and solution.
- Identify appropriate problems for technological design.
- Design a solution or product.
- Implement a proposed design.
- Evaluate completed technological designs or products
- Communicate the process of technological design
- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- Populations, resources, and environments
- Causes of environmental degradation and resource depletion vary from region to region and from country to country. (5-8)
- History and Nature of Science
- Science as a human endeavor
- Men and women have made a variety of contributions throughout the history of science and technology.
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