Activities for Integrating Science and Mathematics, K-8

Activities for Integrating Science and Mathematics, K-8

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Appropriate as a supplemental text for elementary and middle school math and science methods courses.This user-friendly supplemental text for preservice teachers demonstrates a variety of activities that connect the various disciplines of science to the study of mathematics. Its 40 engaging, academically rigorous, discovery-based activities balance content with process, encouraging creative, critical thinking through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Activity content aligns with the national standards in both science and mathematics. The author's strong constructivist pedagogy and step-by-step procedures make each lesson clear and accessible for classroom use.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 203.2 x 274.3 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131140884
  • 9780131140882
  • 1,476,615

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This text is designed to provide elementary and middle school teachers with a step-by-step, hands-on guide for integrating science and math instruction. Each strategy is aligned with both the NCTM and NSES standards. New to this edition are "Technology Notes, " suggestions for incorporating Internet resources or technological instruments to carry out many of the activities.show more

Table of contents

I. GENERAL SCIENCE. 1. Investigating Textures. 2. What Do You See? Visual Observation. 3. Science and Math on Television. 4. Learning Cycle Studies in Symmetry. 5. Surveying Science and Mathematics on the Internet. 6. A One-Sided Paper Loop: The Mobius Band. 7. Examining Current Events in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. 8. Alphabet Taxonomy. 9. The Tower Challenge. 10. Designing and Constructing a Load-Bearing Structure. 11. Your Very Own Museum: Making Collections. 12. Creating Art Projects from Recycled Materials. II. PHYSICAL SCIENCE. 13. Investigating the Pinhole Camera and Camera Obscura. 14. Recording Images Using a Simple Pinhole Camera. 15. Learning About Levers. 16. Experimenting with Force and Motion Using Origami Frogs. 17. What Makes a Boat Float? 18. Layered Liquids. 19. Calculating the Speed of Sound. 20. Investigating the Properties of Magnets. III. CHEMICAL SCIENCE. 21. Applying Simple Chromatography. 22. Investigating Surface Tension and Soap. 23. Exploring the Dynamics of Temperature. 24. Learning About Acids and Bases. 25. Observing the Effects of Acids and Bases on Eggs. IV. EARTH SCIENCE. 26. Digging into Soil. 27. Observing and Sorting Rocks. 28. Discovering Sand and Sand Paintings. 29. Heat Exchange in Air, Water, and Soil. 30. Exploring Evaporation. 31. Developing a Model of the Earth's Inner Structure. V. LIFE SCIENCE. 32. Examining Colors, Color Perception, and Sight. 33. Determining the Size and Shape of the Blind Spot. 34. Investigating Perception and Illusion. 35. Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints. 36. Determining the Relationship Between Height and Hand Length. 37. Exploring Cellular Shape Using Area. 38. Making Prints from Fruits and Vegetables. 39. Examining Serial Sections of an Apple. 40. Please Pass the Pollen: Flowering Plants, Pollination, and Insect Pollinators.show more