Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5 Book
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The NSTA Elementary School Physical Science book: Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5 includes 30 experiments that introduce the concepts of speed, friction, air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.
The NSTA Elementary School book: Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5 Phenomenon-Based Learning by: Matthew Bobrowsky, Mikko Korhonen, and Jukka Kohtamäki includes 30 experiments covering a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.
The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors—two Finnish teachers and a U.S. professor—is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery.
The idea is to help your students go beyond simply memorizing physical science facts. Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos can help them learn broader concepts, useful thinking skills, and science and engineering practices (as defined by the Next Generation Science Standards). And—thanks to those radar guns and race cars—both your students and you will have some serious fun.
Publisher: NSTA Press
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Grade Level: Elementary School
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