ERIC Number: ED481489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Mixing It Up: Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Intriguing Science in the Elementary Classroom. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
This compendium of articles from "Science and Children", the elementary school journal of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), aims to help teachers build connections in their students' minds. The articles describe lessons and units that are interdisciplinary, both integrated and interdisciplinary, or thematic. Each article is categorized by interdisciplinary, integrated, and interdisciplinary or thematic; appropriate grade level (K-2 or 3-6); and standards addressed. Section One includes articles that build the connections in the brain necessary to make sense of science concepts. Section Two focuses on articles that demonstrate ways to build connections from science to school and community. Articles include: (1) "Leaders, Readers, and Science" (Arlene G. Terrell); (2) "Puppets and Prose" (Joy L. Lowe and Kathryn I. Matthew); (3) "Habitat Sweet Habitat" (Roberta J. Aram, Sherry Whitson, and Rosemarie Dieckhoff); (4) "Taking Science Dialogue by Storm" (Jacqueline Leonard); (5) "A Bat Is Like a E" (Audrey C. Rule and Cynthia Rust); (6) "Someone's in the Kitchen with Science" (Patricia K. Lowry and Judy Hale McCrary); (7) "The Sky's the Limit" (Deborah Roberts); (8) "Analyzing Children's Science Journals" (Daniel P. Shepardson and Susan J. Britsch); (9) "The Nature of Haiku" (Peter Rillero, Joann V. Cleland, and Karen A. Conzelman); (10) "Drawing on Student Understanding" (Mary Stein, Shannan McNair, and Jan Butcher); (11) "Out of Sight: Investigating Unseen Objects" (Jennifer Hoffman); (12) "Crash into Meteorite Learning" (David A. Wiley and Christine Anne Royce); (13) "Convection Connections" (Ann M.L. Cavallo); (14) "Mission to Mars: A Classroom Simulation" (Katie Rommel-Esham and Christopher Souhrada); (15) "Diving into a Schoolwide Science Theme" (Michele Lee, Maria Lostoski, and Kathy Williams); (16) "Testing the Waters" (Roberta J. Aram, Mary Brake, David Smith, Gina Wood, and Pat Hamilton); (17) "Our Growing Planet" (Elizabeth Lener); (18) "Curriculum with a Common Thread" (Maureen M. McMahon, Susan P. O'Hara, William G. Holliday, Bernadette B. McCormack, and Elizabeth M. Gibson); (19) "Rev Up Your Veggies!" (Melissa Digennaro King); (20) "Project Reptile!" (Deborah Diffily); (21) "Box Up Your Habitat" (Lynn Astarita Gatto and Reeda Stamper Hart); (22) "Lessons from a Lake" (Susan Goethals); (23) "A Garden Story" (Linda Keteyian); (24) "Project FLORA" (Mary Nied Phillips, Melissa Forsythe, and DJ Sanders); and (25) "http://World Wide Weather" (Kay Berglund Newhouse). (MVL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, School Community Relationship, Science Instruction, Standards, Thematic Approach
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.