Science Experiments On File ™, Volume 3 is a collection of 60 outstanding new experiments for the science classroom, covering the core fields of biology, chemistry, Earth science, environmental science, physics, astronomy, and weather and climate.
These clearly designed experiments give science teachers new and refreshing ways to help students grasp key science concepts as they are defined by the national science standards. To help students understand how scientists reached their conclusions, each unit also contains a section that encourages students to design and carry out their own experiments, giving them the opportunity to think like scientists. Teachers can find answers to the analysis questions in "Our Findings," a section of the appendix that provides sample data as well as answers to questions. New in this volume are suggestions for classroom discussions that can be held before or after each lab to help students integrate what they have learned into their own experiences.
Black-and-white illustrations, tables, and diagrams. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary.
About the Author(s)
Pamela Walker and Elaine Wood have almost 40 years of science teaching experience between them. Their expertise comes from formal training in biology education and hands-on practice with students. They have worked with children of all ages and abilities and know which experiments work, which materials are easiest to obtain, and which problems teachers may encounter. Walker was named the 2007 Georgia State Teacher of the Year.