Science Projects for Holidays Throughout the Year

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9780070647589: Science Projects for Holidays Throughout the Year

Use the excitement and energy of holidays and other special days as a tool to motivate and engage your students in fun hands-on science activities. This book offers 23 complete lessons to teach physical science in the elementary classroom with toys, food, and household objects. From making water globes for birthdays to designing secret messages for Valentine's Day, each easily extendable lesson includes historical and cultural background information, cross-curricular integration ideas, and references to the National Science Education Standards. Appropriate for grades K -- 5.

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Classroom-tested, this children's book uses inexpensive toys, food and everyday household objects to make projects for celebrations from around the world. Each motivating lesson includes cross-curricula extensions, safety tips and suggested resources for further study.

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Tap the energy of special celebrations for hands-on science learning. Harness kids' holiday high spirits into building science process skills with these enjoyable hands-on activities with motivating celebratory themes! This unique approach to teaching science makes complex concepts meaningful while encouraging appreciation for cultural diversity and celebrations from around the world. Classroom-tested, and developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, Science Projects for Holidays Throughout the Year keeps students interested and actively involved through the use of inexpensive toys, food, and everyday household objects. Each motivating lesson, perfect for home or school use, includes cross-curricular extensions, safety tips, corollaries to the National Science Teachers Association standards, and suggested sources for further study. Read what teachers who tested these activities say: "Toy activities for the holidays...are the best allies a teacher ever had in the battle against the holiday crazies." Rose White, Leo Politi School, Los Angeles ,CA. "Redirect(s) the energy sparked by the holidays into the fascinating world of science. What a great way to keep students actively engaged in learning." Veronica Newman, Oakdale Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH. "An excellent way to tie science, social studies, and language arts together." Peggy Kulczewski, Harding elementary School, Monmouth, IL. "My students will be enjoying learning science without even realizing it." Regina Bonamico, Chauncey Rose Middle School, Terre Haute, IN.

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