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Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

Bestselling author and educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for bringing science to life in the classroom. Coauthored with award-winning science teacher Warren G. Phillips, here are twenty proven brain-compatible strategies and 250 activities for applying them.

Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national science content standards into their curriculum 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 and spreadsheet projects

This book covers a full range of K–12 science subjects, including physical, life, earth, and space science, and provides brain-compatible sample lesson plans. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting new ideas.