Teaching Science with trade books
Trade books can be beneficial to the learner in order to make connections to the content being studied. These resources provide tips on how to use them effectively during lessons
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Wed, Apr 29, 2015 1:23 AM in How often do you teach science?
Science is taught daily in my classroom. Sometimes there is not enough time for a full lesson, so the lesson is broken down into 2 days. The students are normally introduced to the content on one day and have an activity that they continue to build on for the next day and sometimes even the whole week. We recently made booklets about habitats and food chains. The students really enjoyed incorporat...
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Wed, Apr 29, 2015 1:20 AM in The Magic School Bus
The magic school bus is a good resource to introduce students to the content you will be teaching. Sometimes, if your school has a literacy library (focused on literacy development through intervention) they also have books that are great for science. They are developed to support the student reading level but contain important and relevant information on science topics. They are also a great reso...
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 1:14 AM in We need more time to teach Science
I'd have to agree. The time allotted for science is not enough. Sometimes discovery lessons or even 5E lessons are not developed appropriately even during a 2 day period due to the amount of topics that need to be covered and the time you have to do so. In my classroom, the teacher does a mini lesson and jumps to hands on activities that help the students understand the content. In this way she is...
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