How Come

Author: Kathy Wollard
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761183105
Size: 19.40 MB
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Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume. How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents. When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier? How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)? If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off? Why do elephants have trunks? And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.) The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.

How Come

Author: Kathy Wollard
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761112391
Size: 14.19 MB
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Answers to approximately 135 of kids' science questions about people, animals, and the natural world, such as why cats purr and why our fingers wrinkle in water.

Think It Show It Science

Author: Gregory Denman
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1425810535
Size: 11.66 MB
Format: PDF
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A must-have resource for grades 3-8, this book helps teachers guide students in communicating their scientific thinking through writing and speaking. Specific step-by-step strategies are provided for developing students' clear, concise writing and discussion skills about scientific concepts. Included in this resource are exemplar writing samples and a Digital Resource CD featuring student activity sheets and rubrics.

What If

Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544272996
Size: 11.60 MB
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book

Author: Tom Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605505961
Size: 13.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Science has never been so easy--or so much fun! With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You'll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it? What is inside coins? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? Do toilets always flush in the same direction? Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person? You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!

Essential Questions

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416615705
Size: 12.63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Jungle

Author: Dan Kainen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118953X
Size: 14.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new Photicular book (the series has more than 1.3 million copies in print) featuring the most colorful and exotic creatures of the rain forest, and a look into one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Eight Photicular images really move!