Author: Laurie E. Westphal, Ed.D.
Product Code: 8575
ISBN: 9781618218575
Pages: 232
Availability: In stock.

Hands-On Physical Science immerses students in the world of real-life chemists and physicists. Through engaging authentic learning experiences, students will engage in fascinating experiments while building STEM skills. This book is packed with activities that can easily be conducted in the classroom using everyday materials and includes everything teachers need to help students think critically and problem solve as they explore the fascinating world of physical science. From examining Newton’s laws using sports video clips to studying energy through the design and building of roller coasters, students will not just learn about physical science—they will be scientists!

Grades 6–8


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Review by: Tracy Albers, MiddleWeb - July 23, 2020
In my opinion any middle grades physical science teacher would benefit from the engaging, hands-on opportunities presented in this book. The author takes abstract physical science concepts and makes them more concrete by allowing students to experience hands-on examples. There is a nice balance between standard “cookbook” directions and students guiding their own inquiry based experience. Individual, small group and large group experiences are all included.
Review by: Lewie Dunn, Georgia Military College - June 30, 2019
In this work, the author sets up and produced eight complete lesson plans. Each plan contains all the necessary hand outs and cards and all related resources for the educator. These lessons also give educators the ideas to create their own lessons by using ideas gather from what is given in this work.

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