New PDF release: Activities Linking Science With Math, K-4

By John Eichinger

Technological know-how doesn't exist in a vacuum and, as a result, shouldnt study that manner. In that spirit, actions Linking technology with arithmetic, K-4 is a hands-on advisor for preservice and inservice straightforward tuition lecturers who are looking to attach technology guide with different components of research together with visible arts, social sciences, language arts, and particularly math.The 20 discovery-based and academically rigorous actions supplied during this quantity enhance scholars understanding of the realm round them, inspire their ordinary interest, and advertise the advance in their problem-solving talents. the teachings equivalent to Digging Into Soil, Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints, and What Makes a ship drift? are instructor pleasant, too, requiring no complicated services in any topic quarter and utilizing simply low-cost and simply obtainable fabrics. each one encompasses a record of wanted fabrics, a step by step method, dialogue questions, and review concepts. actions align with the newest nationwide criteria for either technological know-how and math and canopy subject matters from all clinical disciplines.

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2004. Thinking engineering. Science and Children 41 (4): 18–23. , and C. Larsen. 1992. On design technology. Science and Children 29 (5): 12–15, 16. Scarnati, J. 1996. There go the Legos. Science and Children 33 (7): 28–30. Tepper, A. B. 1999. A journey through geometry: Designing a city park. Teaching Children Mathematics 5 (6): 348. , and S. Stump. 2007. Characteristics of shapes. Teaching Children Mathematics 13 (9): 472–473. ACTIVITIES LINKING SCIENCE WITH MATH, 5–8 47 +Physical Science Activity 5 Designing and Constructing a Load-Bearing Structure Overview We rely on many structures to bear loads.

As a further extension, students can draw the structures or construct three-dimensional models. 2. , skyscraper, radio tower, Eiffel Tower, Washington Monument, Egyptian obelisk, Leaning Tower of Pisa). This could be done on an individual basis, by cooperative groups, or by the entire class. 3. , library, internet, interviews) into various towers of interest: strange towers, tallest towers, towers in history, most beautiful towers, and so on. 46 NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4.

The challenge is this: Can each group design and build a structure that will hold a plastic cup containing 50 pennies (or other small weights, 52 NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PHYSICAL SCIENCE totaling approximately 140 g) at least 10 cm off the table top, using nothing but 10 pipe cleaners? Explain that there will be a classwide competition for the structure that can hold the most pennies at least 10 cm off the table top. The following ground rules should be explained and discussed to make sure that the students understand: • You may not use any materials other than the pipe cleaners, but you don’t have to use all 10 if you don’t need them.

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