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Place-based science teaching and learning : 40 activities for K-8 classrooms

Author: Cory A Buxton; Eugene F Provenzo
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
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"Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buxton, Cory A.
Place-based science teaching and learning.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, c2012
(DLC) 2011011026
(OCoLC)681497803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cory A Buxton; Eugene F Provenzo
ISBN: 9781452223636 1452223637
OCLC Number: 804845820
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 207 p.) : ill.
Contents: Part I: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Classroom: --
Monocot versus Dicot Plants --
Germinating Seeds --
How will global warming affect you? --
Your water footprint --
Where did my juice come from? --
Distance learning: Reaching beyond one's classroom --
Interviewing a Scientist --
Creating an Environmental Advocacy Press kit --
Part II: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the School Building: --
Student nutrition and eating habits at School --
Study of student exercise habits --
Study of fitness levels --
Water fountain water versus Bottled water --
How physical space is used in schools --
Conducting a school energy audit --
Water drops and water loss --
Science performances --
Part III: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching on the School Grounds: --
Tracking weather --
Soil erosion and runoff --
Urban gardens --
Bird watching in the schoolyard --
Adopt a tree --
One square meter of ground survey --
Insects all around you --
Acid rain --
Part IV: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Neighborhood: --
Stream study, monitoring, and restoration --
Pollution in the neighborhood --
Traffic patterns --
Survey of local plants --
Science in swimming pools --
Patterns in Nature --
Wildlife census in a neighborhood park --
Who gets sick and why? --
Part V: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching the Broader Community: --
Science in museums --
Science in zoos and aquariums --
Surveying local parks --
Geology and buildings --
Science in hospitals and health care --
Where does your food come from? --
Where does your water come from? --
Where does your garbage go?.
Responsibility: Cory A. Buxton, Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

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Practical guidance for teachers to bring science alive for their students and help children engage with science in everyday life.  Read more...
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"I would very likely use this book for my course - as previously stated, it's easy reading. Activities are simple for students...It's a win-win situation for all teachers and students." -- Carolyn Read more...

 
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