Contains 21 Activities!
See table of contents in the sample file.
These lessons are organized by content, but I have these activities divided by grade level in a separate set of books in my store. Check them out if you are looking for the books organized by grade levels K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Each of those contain the lessons across earth space, life, physical, and nature of science content areas.
Over the years, we have seen many books published for K-5 science but few are easy to use that incorporate materials which are quick and easy to obtain. And, many of these books lack the inquiry based approach that is so important in engaging students in science while exposing misconceptions. We wrote these activities so they encourage student learning while helping the teachers identify misconceptions the students may have.
Each activity includes a background section so the teacher can become knowledgeable about the content the students will learn along with the identification of misconceptions they may have about a particular topic or idea. The background also includes the following sections:
• A list of student materials and teacher material: The two sets of materials are identified so that the teacher knows what each student group should receive and what additional materials the teacher may need for use by the whole class or as part of a demonstration.
• Teacher Guided Questions to Inquiry: These questions are meant to be used in place of the activity or as a way to jumpstart the students' thinking about the content. Sometimes you will want the students to conduct open or guided inquiry and not use worksheets. These questions are provided to help the teacher accomplish this goal.
• Additional Hints: This section contains useful information to help in the conduction of the activities, such as where to find specific material, useful substitutes, or safety considerations.
Each activity contains "ready to go" worksheets that can be copied and given to the students as well as an answer key.
This book was completely written by teachers and former teachers on a voluntary basis and your purchase of this book helps support the many hours that was spent writing and editing the book. We thank you for your purchase. Feel free to use this in your classroom and make copies as you need, but if others would like to use it, have them purchase it from sites like TeacherPayTeachers.com.
We hope you have a great time with the activities!