Author: Phil Parratore
Product Code: 110
ISBN: 9781593634117
Pages: 174
Availability: In stock.

Wacky Science helps teachers embark on an extremely exciting adventure—teaching hands-on science in the classroom! Students love science, and they particularly love hands-on science. One of the most exciting things about teaching hands-on science is being able to observe how students gravitate toward these motivating activities and demonstrate extraordinary ability to extrapolate additional scientific information from the concepts being taught.

People of all ages, backgrounds, and educational abilities love to do science that they can directly touch, hear, observe, smell, and experience. This book contains many high-level, abstract scientific concepts that have been developed into hands-on activities. Including experiments in botany, entomology, paleontology, physics, and zoology, among others, these fun, exciting, and highly motivational activities will have students begging for more.

Grades 5–8


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Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - June 21, 2010
Wacky Science: Fun and Exciting Hands-On Activities for the Classroom is a creative collection of science project suggestions for students in grades 5–8. Complete with lab sheets, integrated field trip proposals, science safety contract forms, even musical lyrics for Science Holiday Songs (my favorite is "I'm Dreaming of a White Precipitate") are part of the fun and multi-sensory-stimulating approach characteristic of Wacky Science. Science activities in botany, entomology, paleontology, physics, zoology, and mineral sciences are just the tip of the glacier offered in Wacky Science. Practical, succinct project outlines are complete with suggestions for how multiple intelligences can be used through different approaches. Some of the categories of multiple intelligences suggested are verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematic, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Each intelligence type can respond to learning activities tailored to their skill area. Wacky Science is a concerted, creative effort to bring science education into the light and make it accessible to all different types of minds and intelligences. Who knew science and learning could be so much fun?

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