Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding

by Bernard J Nebel PhD Author

(From Amazon): This is The most comprehensive science curriculum for beginning learners that you will find anywhere* Here are 41 lesson plans that cover all major areas of science. * Lessons are laid out as stepping stones that build knowledge and understanding logically and systematically.* Child-centered, hands-on activities at the core of all lessons bring children to observe, think, and reason.* Interest is maintained and learning is solidified by constantly connecting lessons with children's real-world experience* Skills of inquiry become habits of mind as they are used throughout.* Lessons integrate reading, writing, geography, and other subjects.* Standards, including developing a broader, supportive community of science learners come about as natural by-products of learning science in an organized way.Particular background or experience is not required. Instructions include guiding students to question, observe, think, interpret, and draw rational conclusions in addition to performing the activity. Teachers can learn along with their students and be exceptional role models in doing so. Need for special materials is minimized. Personal, on line, support is available free of charge (see front matter).


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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Section A: Nature of Matters
Suggested Grades
Early Years - 2nd
Outskirts Press

Section A: Nature of Matters

  • A/B-1 Organizing things into Catergories
  • A-2 Solids, Liquids, Gases
  • A-3 Air is a Substance
  • A-4 Matter 1: It's Particulate Nature
  • A-5 Distinguishing Matterials
  • A-5A Magnets and Magnetic Fields
  • A-6 Matter 2: Air Pressure and Earth's Atmosphere
  • A-7 Air: A Mixture of Gases
  • A-8 Matter 3: Evaporation and Condensation
  • A-9 Dissolving Solutions, Crystallization
  • A-10 Rock, Minerals, Crystals, Dirt, and Soil
  • B-2 Distinguishing Living, Natural Non-Living, and Human- Made Things
  • B-3 Distinguishing Between Plants and Animals
  • B-4 Life Cycles
  • B-4A Identification of Living Thins (Similarities and Differences)
  • B-4B What is a Species
  • B-5 Food Chains and Adaptions
  • B-6 How Animals Move 1: The Skeleton and Muscle
  • B-7 How Animals Move 2: Different Body Designs Major Animal Phyla
  • B-8 How Animals Move 3: Coordinating Body Movements: The Nervous System
  • B-9 How Animals Move 4: Energy to Run the Body
  • B-10 Plant Science 1: Basic Plant Structure
  • B-11 Plant Science 2: Seed Germination and Seedling Growth
  • B-12 Plant, Soil, and Water
  • C-1 Concepts of Energy 1: Making Things Go
  • C-2 Sound Vibrations and Energy
  • C-3 Concepts of Energy 2: Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • C-4 Concepts of Energy 3: Distinguish Between Matter and Energy
  • C-5 Inertia
  • C-6 Friction
  • C-7 Push Pushes Back
  • D-1 Gravity 1: The Earth's Gravity Horizontal and Vertical
  • D-2 Day and Night and the Earth's Rotation
  • D-3 Read and Draw Maps
  • D-3A North, East South, and West
  • D-4 Land Forms and Major Biomes of the Earth
  • D-5 Time and the Earth's Turning
  • D-6 Seasonal Changes and the Earth's Orbit
  • D-7 Gravity 2: Weightlessness in Space. Distinction between Weight and Mass
  • D-8 Rocks and Fossils
  • D-9 Resources: Developing an Overview

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