The Nature and Practice of Science - Activities & Reading Pasages for Gr. 5-8

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Do your students struggle with the nature and practice of science standards? If so, this resource is for you. We have filled this book with 12 pieces of complex text. Everything you would need to teach these concepts through reading strategies. We have also included hands-on activities to accompany the articles that are designed to explicitly teach the practice and nature of science concepts. This is the most complete resource you will find for the teaching of these difficult concepts. 180 pages of resources. Many parts would be great to use in centers. This truly is the stuff that should be included in all textbooks and programs, but isn't. It would take several months to cover everything in this book. A great resource for multi-year coverage of these concepts.

The Nature and Practice of Science: Combining Literacy and Scientific Literacy i

Dedication vi

Acknowledgements vii

Rationale 1

Lesson One: Who is a Scientist?
Who is a Scientist?
Research a scientist.

Lesson Two: Lab Safety
Lab Safety 1
Reading in Content Vocabulary for Comprehension:
Science in Content Vocabulary for Comprehension:
Lab Safety 1 Vocabulary Practice
Lab Safety 2
Reading Comprehension/Science Content Questions - Lab Safety
Lab Safety 2 Vocabulary Practice

Lesson Three: Measurements
Measurements
Measurements
Measurements Vocabulary Practice
Measurements & Lab Apparatus Lab Activity

Lesson Four: Using Lab Apparatus
Using Lab Apparatus
Using Lab Apparatus
Using Lab Apparatus Vocabulary Practice
Measuring What….With What?

Lesson Five: Variables in Experiments and Investigations
Variables in Experiments and Investigations
Directed Note-Taking - Variables in Experiments and Investigations
Variables in Experiments and Investigations Comprehension
Variables in Experiments and Investigations Vocabulary Practice
Variables in Experiments and Investigations Content Practice
Variables in Experiments and Investigations Comprehension Essays on Content
Designing Helicopter Twirlers
Variables Testing Investigation Activity

Lesson Six: Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Testing Comprehension
Hypothesis Testing Vocabulary Practice
Hypothesis Testing Content Practice
Elaborate - Writing to Respond Activity:
Hypothesis Activity: Using Observation and Inference Skills to Form a Hypothesis
Making a Prediction (Hypothesis):

Lesson Seven: Theories and Laws
Theories and Laws
Theories and Laws Comprehension
Theories and Laws Vocabulary Practice

Lesson Eight: The Myth of the Scientific Method and Differences between an Experiment & Investigation
The Myth of the Scientific Method
Myths of the Scientific Method Comprehension
Myths of the Scientific Method Vocabulary
NO Carbon Required (NCR) Paper Inquiry

Lesson Nine: Repeatable and Replicable
Which Way? Activity
Repeatable and Replicable
Repeatable and Replicable Comprehension
Repeatable and Replicable Vocabulary Practice
Drops of Water on a Penny
Variables in Experiments and Investigations Exploration Activator

Lesson 10: Creativity and Tentativeness of Science (plus Observation and Inference)
Creativity and Tentativeness of Science:
Science Content Questions:
Making Observations and Inferences Vocabulary Practice
Making Observations and Inferences Science Content Comprehension
The Ominous Black Box Activity

Lesson Eleven: Constructing Scientific Understandings
Constructing Scientific Understandings
Science Content/Comprehension Questions:
Constructing Scientific Understandings
Constructing Scientific Understandings Science Content
Constructing Knowledge Activity
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