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Everyday Earth and space science mysteries : stories for inquiry-based science teaching /

by Konicek-Moran, Richard.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Arlington, Virginia : NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association, [2013]Description: xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781936959280; 1936959283.Subject(s): Geology -- Study and teaching | Space sciences -- Study and teaching | Storytelling in education | Inquiry-based learning | Induction (Logic) in children | STEM Educational materials
Contents:
Theory behind the book -- Using the book and the stories -- Using the book in different ways -- Science and literacy -- Moon tricks -- What's the moon like around the world? -- Daylight saving time -- Sunrise, sunset -- Now just wait a minute! -- What's hiding in the woodpile? -- Cool it, dude! -- The new greenhouse -- Where did the puddles go? -- The little tent that cried -- Where are the acorns? -- The coldest time -- Frosty morning -- Master gardener -- A day on bare mountain -- -- What are the chances? -- Here's the crusher -- Rotten apples -- Is the Earth getting heavier?
Summary: "What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Savings Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate, and geology. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lesson from scratch" -- cover verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Theory behind the book -- Using the book and the stories -- Using the book in different ways -- Science and literacy -- Moon tricks -- What's the moon like around the world? -- Daylight saving time -- Sunrise, sunset -- Now just wait a minute! -- What's hiding in the woodpile? -- Cool it, dude! -- The new greenhouse -- Where did the puddles go? -- The little tent that cried -- Where are the acorns? -- The coldest time -- Frosty morning -- Master gardener -- A day on bare mountain -- -- What are the chances? -- Here's the crusher -- Rotten apples -- Is the Earth getting heavier?

"What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Savings Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate, and geology. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lesson from scratch" -- cover verso

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