Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or just wanted to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library!
Books in the Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) across the Curriculum Series are written specifically for pre- and in- service teachers who may not have been trained in ELL techniques, but still find themselves facing the realities and challenges of today's diverse classrooms and learners. Each book provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach ELLs through a given subject area, and how to teach content to ELLs who are at different levels of English language proficiency than the rest of their class. Authored by both language and content area specialists, each volume arms readers with practical, teacher-friendly strategies, and subject-specific techniques. Teaching Science to English Language Learners offers science teachers and teacher educators a straightforward approach for engaging ELLs learning science, offering examples of easy ways to adapt existing lesson plans to be more inclusive. The practical, teacher-friendly strategies and techniques included here are proven effective with ELLs, and many are also effective with all students. The book provides context-specific strategies for the full range of the secondary sciences curriculum, including physical science, life science, earth and space science, science as inquiry, and history and nature of science and more. A fully annotated list of web and print resources completes the book, making this a one volume reference to help science teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Special features: practical examples of science exercises make applying theory to practice simple when teaching science to ELLs an overview of the National Science Education Standards offers useful guidelines for effective instructional and assessment practices for ELLs in secondary grades graphs, tables, and illustrations provide additional access points to the text in clear, meaningful ways.
The Usborne Illustrated Elementary Science Dictionary tells it straight and simple, explaining everything children and parents need in order to understand basic level science. This book will help to lay a firm foundation for confidence and success in science. Readers can dip in for quick explanations or work through by subject to build knowledge step-by-step.
There's plenty for you to choose from in this collection of forty terrific science project ideas from real kids, chosen by well-known children's science writer Janice VanCleave. Developing your own science project requires planning, research, and lots of hard work. This book saves you time and effort by showing you how to develop your project from start to finish and offering useful design and presentation techniques. Projects are in an easy-to-follow format, use easy-to-find materials, and include dozens illustrations and diagrams that show you what kinds of charts and graphs to include in your science project and how to set up your project display. You’ll also find clear scientific explanations, tips for developing your own unique science project, and 100 additional ideas for science projects in all science categories.
The American Heritage(R) Children"s Science Dictionary introduces students in grades 4 to 6 to the language and ideas of science. Clear definitions, stunning color art, and an array of special notes and tables cover the full range of scientific subjects, from earth science, computers, weather, and outer space to basic biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and mathematics. Key figures in the sciences are showcased in biographical entries and sidebars. "Did You Know?" notes present amazing facts on topics from earthworms to gravity to tornadoes. Delightful to browse in, the book uses a simple cross-referencing system that makes it easy to find and compare information in each subject area. Together with expert science consultants, the editors of the American Heritage(R) dictionaries have produced the reference work that parents and educators have been waiting for -- one that is sure to spark kids" natural curiosity and inspire a long-lasting interest in science. - More than 2,600 clear, easy-to-read definitions in all science topics - 350 full-color photographs and drawings - More than 150 biographies of notable scientists - More than 100 notes on key scientific concepts - In-depth graphic treatment of selected topics - Easy-to-follow tables and charts, including Planets of the Solar System and Rock Types - Simple cross-referencing system
"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, films, companies, techniques, themes, and sub genres"--
Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Revised & Updated Third Edition)
Author: Susan Winebrenner
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The new edition provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. Already a perennial best seller, this guide’s third edition is sure to be welcomed with open arms by teachers everywhere. Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for students in the primary and upper-elementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.
"The next best thing to having a vast reference library--and the librarian--in your own home."--San Diego Minion Tribune. A family-friendly resource providing more than 3,500 reviewed and approved children's and family Web sites, plus helpful parenting and Net safety tips. Renowned author Jean Armour Polly is the creator of the identity and brand NetMom, under which she consults with America Online, Disney Online, and many other major Internet interests. Companion Web site supplements content and provides additional related Internet links. Engages children by offering Internet-related trivia questions, along with opportunities to explore possibilities career ideas, and more.