Storybook Art

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators

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Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Jean Potter

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"Storybook Art" is the long awaited literacy connection to art with 100 easy art activities inspired by 100 great picture book illustrators and their award-winning books -- both favorite classics and classics to be. Each activity has a personal quote by the illustrator, a child-sketched portrait, clear line art, and easy to follow materials and open-ended steps that value individual expression. The book is loaded with children's original art, a special resource chapter with awards and website links, birthday list of illustrators, and a unique chart of contents. No expertise is needed. Everyday materials like crayons, glue, scissors, and paint will allow young illustrators to blossom while learning to love readin with a new awareness or art, illustration and technique.

Science in Seconds with Toys

Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

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Author: Jean Potter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471179009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Make glow-in-the-dark stars! Learn how an Etch-A-SketchR(r) erases pictures! Create a kaleidoscope from your toys! Discover why a SlinkyR(r) slinks down stairs! Experience the science of toys and games with these quick, easyexperiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete eachin ten fun-filled minutes or less, and the clear step-by-stepinstructions and illustrations help you get it right every time.The projects help you learn about everything from why a swing goeshigher when you pump your legs to how Silly PuttyR(r) pulls upcomic strips from the newspaper. You will find most of the requiredmaterials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, orneighborhood. The 101 activities in this book cover every aspect of the scienceof toys and the games you play, including swinging, bouncing,throwing, sliding, and much more. You'll discover why a footballspirals as it zips through the air, learn how to make your cerealjump out of the bowl, find out why goggles make you see betterunderwater, and make your own homemade paint --all with the help ofa leading educator.

Launching Learners in Science, PreK-5

How to Design Standards-Based Experiences and Engage Students in Classroom Conversations

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Author: Kerry C. Williams,George E. Veomett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 163220018X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The only way to teach science is to do science. The combination of teaching and doing involves three elements: knowing content, teachers knowing and understanding themselves as teachers and learners, and, most importantly, knowing children. Kerry C. Williams and George E. Veomett describe principles and requirements that reflect the National Science Education Standards for the active learning of science. They brilliantly identify key ingredients for primary students and outline the best course of action to aid their development as young scientists. Using research on cognitive and neural development and motivational theory from the work of Piaget and Vygotsky, this is an invaluable tool for teachers inexperienced in science. It will help you discover new ways to think about science and develop lessons that are rich, fun, and authentic for both you and your students. All educators will find examples, questions, stories, and thought-provoking ideas to give students a strong start in science achievement, plus: • Six key elements to build into science instruction: observing, representing, organizing, patterning and questioning, experimenting, and sharing • How-to's for incorporating inquiry, workshops, centers, and projects in primary and elementary classrooms • A four-step system—choice, planning, doing, reviewing—that helps promote learning in science and across all subjects

Physics Demonstrations

A Sourcebook for Teachers of Physics

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Author: Julien C. Sprott

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299215804

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Sprott’s demonstrations will fascinate, amaze, and teach students the wonders of physics. A compilation of physics demonstrations performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and in the popular lecture series The Wonders of Physics, Physics Demonstrations includes demonstrations illustrating properties of motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. All demonstrations include a brief description, a materials list, preparation procedures, a provocative discussion of the phenomena displayed and the principles illustrated, important information about potential hazards, and references. Suitable for performance outside the laboratory, Sprott’s demonstrations are an indispensable teaching tool.

Hands-on Physical Science

75 Real-life Activities for Kids

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Author: Laurie E. Westphal

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593632371

Category: Education

Page: 217

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An easy-to-use guide to implementing the most exciting technologies to energize any classroom, High-Tech Teaching Success! A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom gives classroom teachers exactly what they're looking for: advice from technology education experts on how the latest tools and software can be implemented into lesson plans to create differentiated, exciting curriculum for all learners. Focused on implementing technology in the four core areas of learning-math, science, language arts, and social studies-this book covers topics like podcasting, blogging and digital diaries, building Web sites and Wikis, creating Web Quests, using Google Earth, using online programs like YouTube and social networking sites to connect to other classrooms, creating videos, and more. Geared for teachers in grades 4-8, this essential book offers practical tools, tips for implementation, step-by-step instructions, and handyscreen shots to give educators everything they need to create interesting, technology-based learning experiences in their classrooms. - Features lessons developed by top educators covering Google Earth, YouTube, wikis, WebQuests, and much more - Includes screen shots and easy-to-follow directions for using each technology tool - Suggests innovative ways of implementing tools like website design, podcasts, social networking, and blogging- Gives teachers an overview and advice on implementing the latest exciting technology tools Prufrock Press offers award-winning products focused on gifted, advanced, and special needs learners. For more than 20 years, Prufrock has supported parents and teachers with a wide range of resources based on sound research. The average day of a parent or teacher of a gifted or special needs learner is filled with a thousand celebrations and challenges. Prufrock's goal is to provide practical solutions to those challenges-to provide readers with timesaving, research-based tools that allow them to spend less time on the challenges and more time on the celebrations. Prufrock Press' line of products features: - Resources on parenting the special needs learner - Sage advice on teaching in the inclusive classroom - Advanced learning tools for gifted children and inquisitive learners - Cutting-edge information on innovative teaching approaches - Resources for college planning for gifted and special needs learners Prufrock Press is committed to resources based on sound research. It has a senior advisory group composed of the top scholars in the field of education and psychology. All of the company's editors have graduate degrees in education or children's literature, and they all have classroom experience. In essence, when a reader holds a bookby Prufrock Press, he or she knows that the information found in that book will be research-based and reflect agreed upon best practices in the field of education and child psychology.

Science Arts

Discovering Science Through Art Experiences

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Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Jean Potter

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"ScienceArts" builds upon natural curiosity as children experience and explore basic science concepts as they create over 200 beautiful and amazing art experiments. Projects use common household materials and art supplies. The art activities are open-ended and easy to do with one science-art experiment per page, fully illustrated and kid-tested. The book inclues three indexes and an innovative charted Table of Contents. Suitable for home, school, museum programs, or childcare, all ages. Kids call this the "ooo-ahhh" book. Examples of projects include: - Crystal Bubbles - Dancing Rabbits - Building Beans - Magnetic Rubbing - Stencil Leaves - Magic Cabbage - Marble Sculpture - Immiscibles - Paint Pendulum - Ice Structures - Bottle Optics - Erupting Colors - Chromatography 1993 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Education/Teaching/Academic 1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Interior Design 1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Book Cover 1993 Washington Press Communicator Award, First Place Winner, Non-Fiction Book

Science in Seconds at the Beach

Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

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Author: Jean Potter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471178996

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 122

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Do fish close their eyes? Can you hold your breath longer than a whale? How is sand made? Why do we hear the ocean in empty seashells? Surf's up for fantastic science fun with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in just ten minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from how seaweed can forecast the weather to why waves break as they reach the shore. You will find most of the required materials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, or around your neighborhood. The nearly 100 activities in this book investigate the many mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun, and water. You'll discover why there usually are more clouds over water than over land and why the sand on top of the beach is warm but cool underneath. Use a piece of hard candy to find out why beach and river rocks become smooth or learn how to clean water with sand --all with the help of a leading educator.

Making the Grade: Grades 5-6

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Kaplan

ISBN: 9780684873435

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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A resource for parents and teachers focuses on proficiency exams for third- and fourth-graders

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

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Science and Science Teaching

Science is Something You Can Do!

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Author: Sharon J. Sherman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395887820

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This core text for K-8 science methods courses helps novice teachers become confident and competent in inquiry-centered, standards-based classrooms. Science content and pedagogy are blended using a carefully crafted developmental approach in which teachers begin by learning basic ideas and practicing simple instructional strategies. Once these are mastered, teachers move on to learn and teach advanced concepts and complex experiments. Students learn how to deliver inquiry-based instruction, create standards-based lesson plans, link instruction and assessment, design performance assessments, use a variety of teaching strategies, and integrate science across the curriculum.

Nature in a nutshell for kids

over 100 activities you can do in ten minutes or less

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Author: Jean Potter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A seasonal guide introduces readers to a variety of scientific experiments that enable them to learn about aspects of nature, from how plants and animals grow to how rivers and mountains are formed. Original.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761530237

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 912

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This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses of hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success. More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition offerseverythingyou need to get past the slush piles and into the hands of the real players in the publishing arena, including how to write attention-grabbing book proposals and thrive off of rejection. With this book and your talent, you hold the keys to getting published. "One of the most thorough, up-to-date references in publishing. An essential tool for serious writers."—Doris Booth,editor in chief, Authorlink.com "Beats the pants offWriter's Market."—Francesca Vicatios, cofounder, Writers' Showplace Inc. "Reading theWriters' Guideis like personally interviewing hundreds of agents. It is the only resource that reveals both agent preferences and personalities. No other book comes close, and no other book has brought us so many sales."—Mark Ryan,New Brand Agency Group "Writer's Guide has eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency."—Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency "Packed with information that every writer who wants to get published needs to know. An indispensable guide to the world of book publishing."—John Aherne,editor, Warner Books "Writer's Guidehas consistently brought us well-targeted, top-quality submissions. An excellent sourcebook, for the beginning and the professional writer alike."—John Talbot,The John Talbot Agency

ENC Focus

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

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Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Writer's guide to book editors, publishers, and literary agents 1999-2000

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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761513537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 984

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Over the years,Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agentshas helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders,Writer's Guidegets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. Writer's Guideis your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants offWriter's Market." —Michael Werner, coauthor ofDatabases for BusinessesandUsing Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." —Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author ofA Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, andWalking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" —Derek Savage, author ofThe Second ComingandThe Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." —Eileen Oster, author ofThe Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." —Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." —Walter Lambert, author ofHealing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." —Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." —Paul Nathan,Publishers Weekly "Writer's Guidehas eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." —Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Hermanis founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 2001-2002

Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761522164

Category: Authorship

Page: 917

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The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.