Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
- Marcia L. Tate - Developing Minds, Inc.
- Warren G. Phillips
Brain-Friendly Teaching & Learning | Science | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
"Tate and Phillips provide research-based strategies that will shape your students' learning. From music to graphics to technology, they show educators how to incorporate methods that will excite students and make science memorable."
—Emily Neddersen, Lead Science Teacher, Myford Elementary School, Tustin, CA
A brain-friendly guide for motivating students to live, eat, and breathe science!
Best-selling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing science to life in the classroom. Co-authored with award-winning science teacher Warren G. Phillips, this must-have resource includes 20 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 Excel projects
The 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.
"Tate's book provides research-based strategies that will impact your students' learning. From music to graphics to technology, she shows educators how to incorporate methods that will excite students and make science memorable."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion