Science Shorts: General Science John Hallenbeck

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Reading Level 3 - 4.5
Interest Level 6 - 12

This engaging, activity-packed workbook was developed to give meaningful experiences to students who are more successful with short lessons. Each 15-minute activity gets science classes off to a great start, and help students relate science concepts to "real life" situations.

The program was created to meet the following criteria:

  1. A curriculum is needed that is presented simply without talking down to students.
  2. Lessons to link science concepts to "real life" situations.
  3. There is a need for reinforcement and enrichment activities that promote the retention of basic science vocabulary terms.
  4. Information provided needs to instill an appreciation of and respect for nature.
  5. Students needs to be given knowledge that will provide them with a fuller and safer life.

Each Science Shorts book has 50 reproducible lessons in the a variety of fun categories.

General Science

This book provides an introduction to physical science. Weather, disease, inventions, and all other topics are intended to offer a broad based understanding of the cause and effect of life on earth and in our environment. Also, an underlying attempt is made to instill a social conscience toward the fragility of the balance of nature.

Lessons include Tick Attack; Big Bolts; Water We Doing; The Squeeze; Can You Dig It?; The Wright Stuff; Tooth or False?; Planet Blue; Amazing Maize; Tremble; Let It Snow; Get the Point; Sunny Weather Warning; The Dirty Thirties; Tree Cookies; Nice Job, Mom; Cactus Bomb; Eggs change; A Dark Secret; Roll Out the Barrel; Over There; A Perfect World; Dead Lakes; Rock Secrets; Free Chickens; Down Under; The Planters; Hang On; Stand Up; You, the Scientist; more.

Each science short story is accompanied by four activities: Vocab Corner (use of vocabulary words in a puzzle, riddle, or poem); Just for Fun (word puzzle); In Your Words (crossword puzzle or word blocks) or Crack the Code (an ABC picture code or a hidden message); and A Science Stretch (an activity requiring students to go beyond the given information.

The large spiral-bound format allows for easy photocopying, and a complete Answer Key follows the Teaching Suggestions at the front of the book.

Special Features

Each book contains a comprehensive Glossary, where students can locate not only the definition of scientific terms but the number of the lesson in which they appear. There is also a comprehensive bibliography at the end of each book.

120 pages • 8.5 x 11 • softcover • ©1997

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