Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU) - BFSU is for teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators to deliver a first-rate science education to K-8 students and older beginning-science learners. Vol. I (here) is for grades K-2 and older beginning-science learners. Volumes II and III are for grades 3-5, and 6-8, and older progressing science learners. BFSU provides both teaching methodologies and detailed lesson plans embracing and integrating all the major areas of science. BFSU lessons follow structured learning progressions that build knowledge and develop understanding in systematic incremental steps. BFSU lessons all center around hands-on experience and real-world observations. In turn, they draw students to exercise their minds in thinking and drawing rational conclusions from what they observe/experience. Therefore, in following BFSU, students will be guided toward conceptual understanding of crosscutting concepts and ideas of science, as well as factual knowledge, and they will develop mind skills of scientific thinking and logical reasoning in the process. Implementing BFSU requires no particular background in either science or teaching. Teachers/parents can learn along with their children and be excellent role models in doing so. Already widely used and acclaimed in its 1st edition form, this second edition of BFSU contains added elements that will make it more useful in bringing students to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Already widely used and acclaimed in its 1st edition form, this second edition of BFSU contains added elements that will make it more useful in bringing students to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Author: Bernard J. Nebel
No one would dream of teaching math as a helter-skelter of computational skills and concepts. Yet, this is what typically occurs in teaching science at the K-8 level. Look for a difference in the Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding series. Nebel constructs and organizes lessons so that scientific skills are developed and integrated in a systematic, logical way while still allowing flexibility to accommodate the individuality of children. Additionally: ?Çó Skills of inquiry and rational thought become habits of mind as each lesson draws students, hands-on, to examine, reflect, question, discuss, test, and reason their way toward rational conclusions. ?Çó Lessons become meaningful and retention is enhanced by constantly relating lessons to real-world experience. ?Çó Standards are achieved, not by teaching to the test, but by being natural outcomes of integrated learning. ?Çó Math, reading, writing, and other subjects are easily integrated. Lists of additional readings are provided with each lesson. ?Çó Special training for teachers is not required. Teachers will learn along with their students and be excellent role models in doing so. Costs are kept minimal by utilizing commonly available items and materials.
No one would dream of teaching math as a helter-skelter of computational skills and concepts. Yet, this is what typically occurs in teaching science at the K-8 level.
Author: Bernard J. Nebel
Publisher: Building Foundations of Scient
Elementary Science Education: Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, Vol. II, grades 3-5, 2nd ed. Science Lesson Plans That Develop Understanding of Scientific Ideas and Concepts in Clear Steps. Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU) is a complete K-8 science curriculum in three volumes. This Elementary Science, BFSU is Volume II for grades 3-5. The BFSU science curriculum addresses all the major areas of science: nature of matter (chemistry); life sciences; physical science and technology; and Earth and space science. Lesson plans in each area provide for systematic, step-by-step learning (a learning progression) that leads to a comprehension of basic ideas and concepts fundamental to each area of science. In addition to providing rigorous learning progressions, BFSU guides teachers and homeschoolers in using teaching techniques that have been proven to be most effective in developing students' proficiency in exercising the practices of science. Key among these are: making observations, asking questions and exercising logical reasoning in deriving answers to those questions. Within each lesson, teachers/homeschoolers will find "signposts" that direct them in bringing students to exercise these and other practices that are crucial, not only to science, but to every other profession and countless aspects of everyday life as well. Students completing the BFSU curriculum will have the knowledge and skills prerequisite for any high school AP science course plus the understanding necessary to contribute positively toward implementing solutions to problems of the day. The Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding volumes are only part of the package. For no additional charge, the author provides an online support/help service. Go to BFSUcommunity.com, sign in, and you will have easy access to photographs, diagrams, videos, and other aids that will enhance your presentation and aid your children's learning of each lesson. There i
Key among these are: making observations, asking questions and exercising logical reasoning in deriving answers to those questions.
Author: Bernard J Nebel Phd
“A treasure-trove of useful, well-organized information on sea-going parenting.” —Gary “Cap’n Fatty” Goodlander, Author of Buy, Outfit and Sail Choosing a boat that is right for your family; handling the naysayers; keeping your children safe, healthy and entertained afloat—this inspirational and comprehensive guide may be just what you need to turn your dream into a reality. The three authors, who have each voyaged thousands of miles with children on board, provide a factual and balanced look at the realities of family life on the sea. From their own experience and with information from interviews with dozens of other voyaging parents, they discuss caring for an infant on board, handling the changing needs of children as they grow, education options, ensuring parents find the private time to keep their relationships in tune, and helping children make the eventual transition back to shore life. Added to the authors’ voices are sidebars from other cruising parents with specialized information on subjects as diverse as handling special diets and how your children can keep in touch with friends around the world. A unique bonus chapter, written by a dozen former cruising kids, looks at the long-term effects of breaking away from shoreside normalcy. A substantial appendix of resources provides valuable further information on the subjects covered in this book. It is said that every parent inflicts their lifestyle choices on their children. Read this book to find why heading out to sea with your children may be the most rewarding infliction of all.
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Select the right curriculum Create the perfect homeschooling space Design a schedule that works for you What you should know to become a homeschooling pro! Interest in homeschooling was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic inspired many parents to consider the homeschooling choice as an alternative to in-person classroom learning. Fully updated with new resources and technologies, this guide is just what you need to help you decide whether homeschooling is right for your family. Learn about the rewards and challenges presented by homeschooling, how to ensure that your children receive a well-rounded education, where to find tools that help you develop appropriate curricula, and how to connect with the homeschooling community. Inside... Creating a curriculum Meeting state and federal guidelines How to encourage socialization Using online courses Tips for keeping life in balance Creating or joining a homeschooling community Caring for special needs
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Author: Jennifer Kaufeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy hands-on experience with life in an estuary? Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. A completely revised edition of the best-selling resource guide Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, this new book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help in teaching science from kindergarten through sixth grade. (Companion volumes for middle and high school are planned.) The guide annotates about 350 curriculum packages, describing the activities involved and what students learn. Each annotation lists recommended grade levels, accompanying materials and kits or suggested equipment, and ordering information. These 400 entries were reviewed by both educators and scientists to ensure that they are accurate and current and offer students the opportunity to: Ask questions and find their own answers. Experiment productively. Develop patience, persistence, and confidence in their own ability to solve real problems. The entries in the curriculum section are grouped by scientific area--Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science--and by type--core materials, supplementary materials, and science activity books. Additionally, a section of references for teachers provides annotated listings of books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and magazines that will help teachers enhance their students' science education. Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science also lists by region and state about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take students for interactive science experiences. Annotations highlight almost 300 facilities that make significant efforts to help teachers. Another section describes more than 100 organizations from which teachers can obtain more resources. And a section on publishers and suppliers give names and addresses of sources for materials. The guide will be invaluable to teachers, principals, administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, and advocates of hands-on science teaching, and it will be of interest to parent-teacher organizations and parents.
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Publisher: National Academies Press
Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.
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"A subject-author-institution index which provides titles and accession numbers to the document and report literature that was announced in the monthly issues of Resources in education" (earlier called Research in education).
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