Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:20 PM
This energy collection has many types of variation such as book chapters, sciguide, scipack, sciobject, external resource and journal articles. This collection is not only for elementary grades but also for middle and high school grades which is a plus. In addition, some collections aim for specific grades such as first and second grades. It provides hands-on activities that can help children use common objects to explore energy and energy transformations. However, the length of this energy collection may look as too lengthy but I think it was necessary to add more variation because otherwise it may felt as in incomplete. Overall I like this collection because it aims from elementary to high school grades.
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:19 AM
Learning Different Characteristics in Science
It provides different characteristics of teaching science in a classroom. For example, the learner centered teaching places the emphasis on the person who is doing the learning. Learning centered teaching focuses on the process of learning. Overall great article. Highly recommended.
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:42 PM
Reading As Scientists
Reading As Scientists provides ways that students can evaluate the quality of a scientific study by identifying conclusions as a group, deciding on appropriate evidence, suggesting improvements for the study and recommendations for the scientists. This is the same way scientists evaluate scientific studies. However, the student's evaluation on the quality of a scientific study is adapted and simplified into simple language. The goals of the author is to apply a narrative style in order to help students gain an understanding of scientists' work. In other words, the author wants young students to learn how to evaluate a scientific study just in the same way scientists do only in a much simplified language. The point on making students to make evaluations in scientific studies is to make them interested on science rather than just reading science.
Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth
Type: Science Object
Earth, Sun, and Moon: Earth's Seasons
Type: Science Object