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ERIC Number: ED497233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-5
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-2662-1
Making Physics Fun: Key Concepts, Classroom Activities, and Everyday Examples, Grades K-8
Prigo, Robert
Corwin Press
Teaching physical science in the elementary and middle grades can be challenging for busy teachers faced with growing science demands and limited classroom resources. Robert Prigo provides fun and engaging activities using safe, available materials that educators can easily incorporate into lesson plans. Extensive examples, sample inquiry questions, and ideas for initiating units are readily available for teachers to pick and choose from to meet student needs. The result of more than two decades of professional development work with hundreds of teachers and administrators, "Making Physics Fun" addresses five specific areas of physical science. Activities demonstrating physics in action help students of all ages relate physics principles to their everyday experiences. Using easy-to-understand language, this resource helps teachers: (1) Address the big ideas in K-8 science education; (2) Promote student understanding with ready-to-use learning experiences; (3) Use hands-on activities to help students make larger, real-world connections and (4) Assemble classroom learning centers to facilitate deeper understanding of basic physics principles. With conceptual summaries to support teachers' proficiency and understanding of the content, this guidebook is designed to bring physics to life for students in the classroom and in their lives. Following a preface, the book includes five chapters: (1) Motion and Force; (2) Fluids and Buoyancy; (3) Waves and Sounds; (4) Light and Electromagnetic Waves and (5) Electricity and Magnetism. References and resources are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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