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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

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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Die Zeitfalte

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Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855354412

Category:

Page: 392

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Wunder

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Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446241756

Category:

Page: 384

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Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.

Die 7 Geheimnisse der glücklichen Ehe

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Author: John M Gottman

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'

Search Inside Yourself

Das etwas andere Glücks-Coaching

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Author: Chade-Meng Tan

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641095492

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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Die beste Suchmaschine ist unser Geist Seit 2007 bietet Google seinen Mitarbeitern ein Programm für persönliches Wachstum an: »Search inside yourself«. Den Anstoß dazu gab Chade-Meng Tan, ein Google-Ingenieur, der diesen Acht-Wochen-Kurs zusammen mit renommierten Wissenschaftlern wie Jon Kabat-Zinn und Daniel Goleman entwickelte. »Search inside yourself« bietet ein Achtsamkeitstraining, um emotionale Intelligenz zu erlernen, mit dem Ziel, zufriedener, gelassener, kreativer und schließlich auch erfolgreicher zu werden. Es umfasst Übungen und Meditationen, um die Konzentration zu verbessern, die Selbstwahrnehmung zu erhöhen und nützliche mentale Gewohnheiten zu entwickeln. Bei Google ist dieses Trainingsprogramm äußerst beliebt und nachgefragt. Chade-Meng Tan macht es nun erstmals öffentlich zugänglich. Mit Leichtigkeit und Witz, und dabei stets wissenschaftlich fundiert (er ist ja Ingenieur!) zeigt er einen etwas anderen, jedoch sehr vielversprechenden Weg zu Kreativität und Lebensglück. Und wenn das bei Google funktioniert – warum nicht auch bei uns?

Einfach tierisch, die Natur

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Author: Nick Arnold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785533345

Category: Biology

Page: 160

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In der broschierten Reihe WahnsinnsWissen werden Themen witzig präsentiert und durch Cartoons, Quizfragen Anekdoten und pfiffige Illustrationen aufgelockert. (Quelle: Das Buch für Dich 1999/2000).