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Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science

by Janice VanCleave

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This activity book includes dozens of ready-to-use reproducible activities. It also has activities that would get children excited about science. I rate this book 5/5 because it provides national science education standards, teaching tips, vocabulary, and extensions. ( )
  samieb24 | Oct 14, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471191639, Paperback)

Make Learning Science Fun with this Essential Guide from Everyone's Favorite Science Teacher!
Now you can introduce children to the wonders of science in a way that's exhilarating and lasting. In Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science, the award-winning teacher and popular children's author provides key tools to help you effectively teach the physical, life, and Earth and space sciences and encourage kids to become enthusiastic, independent investigators. Each science concept is presented with hands-on activities, teacher tips, key terms, and much more, including:
* reproducible sheets of experiments and patterns
* lists of expectations based on National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks
* advice on preparing materials and presenting each topic
* dozens of suggestions for extensions
As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the format is easy to follow and the required materials are inexpensive and easy to find. With Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science you can inspire, challenge, and help your students to develop a lively and lifelong interest in science.
"Janice VanCleave's books are so popular that they are some of the books we check out most often. . . . Our student teachers and new teachers often comment about how useful the VanCleave books are."-Janet Jordon, Purdue University
"Ms. VanCleave's presentation of the application of the scientific process is truly beyond compare. . . . She is able to set high standards for children without mystifying the subject. . . . [A] talented author and spectacular teacher."-Kristen Parks, Education Director, The Discovery Science Place
"People often tell me how great my science lessons are. I always admit that the lessons come straight from Janice VanCleave's books. . . . Everyone in my class gets excited when it's science time!"-Laura Roberts, elementary school teacher, Louisville, KY

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A collection of 75 lessons and activities touching on all areas of science.

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