Storybook Art

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


Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Jean Potter

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 883

"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


Author: Kerry C. Williams,George E. Veomett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 163220018X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 868

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 in Seconds with Toys

Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less


Author: Jean Potter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471179009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 722

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.

Physics Demonstrations

A Sourcebook for Teachers of Physics


Author: Julien C. Sprott

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299215804

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 2511

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


Author: Laurie E. Westphal


ISBN: 1593632371

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 3705

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


Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Jean Potter

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1765

"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 and Science Teaching

Science is Something You Can Do!


Author: Sharon J. Sherman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395887820

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4140

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.

Making the Grade: Grades 5-6


Author: N.A

Publisher: Kaplan

ISBN: 9780684873435

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 1278

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


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

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