Learning Science by Doing Science

10 Classic Investigations Reimagined to Teach Kids How Science Really Works, Grades 3-8

by Alan Colburn

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ISBNs
  • 9781506344614
  • 9781506387406
  • 9781506387390

Time-tested activities to teach the key ideas of science—and turn students into scientists!

This witty book adapts classic investigations to help students in grades 3 through 8 truly think and act like scientists. Chapter by chapter, this accessible primer illustrates a “big idea” about the nature of science and offers clear links to the Next Generation Science Standards and its Science and Engineering Practices. You’ll also find:

  • A reader-friendly overview of the NGSS
  • Guidance on adapting the activities to your grade level, including communicating instructions, facilitating discussions, and managing safety concerns
  • Case studies of working scientists to highlight specifics about the science and engineering practices

  • SAGE Publications; December 2016
  • ISBN: 9781506387406
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Learning Science by Doing Science
  • Author: Alan Colburn
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781506344614
  • 9781506387406
  • 9781506387390

In The Press

“The classroom practitioner's path to authentic, effective science teaching is littered with cast-off ‘how-to’ manuals that are too dense, too pedantic, and too variable. Not in this case. Dr. Alan Colburn builds meaningful context using familiar and accessible activities in a relatable, charmingly modest conversational tone, equipping elementary and middle school science teachers with a trifecta—a firm grounding in the key tenets of science, immediately deliverable classroom activities, and alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards.”