Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

by Marcia L. Tate, Warren G. Phillips

A brain-friendly guide for motivating students to live, eat, and breathe science!

The authors outline 20 proven brain-compatible strategies, rationales from experts to support their effectiveness, and more than 250 activities for incorporating them. Teachers will find concrete ways to engage students in science with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:

  • Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap
  • Storytelling and humor
  • Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
  • Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models
  • Internet projects

  • SAGE Publications; October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781452223681
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
  • Author: Marcia L. Tate; Warren G. Phillips
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"Tate's book provides research-based strategies that will impact your students' learning. From music to graphics to technology, she shows educators how to incorporate methods that will excite students and make science memorable."