Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Science, Grades 6–8
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Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Science, Grades 6–8



© 2008 | 96 pages | Corwin

A Corwin Press Classroom Activity Book Download a Sample Lesson Plan and Student Activity
Download a Sample Lesson Plan
and Student Activity

Brain-compatible activities to inspire active learning in the middle school science classroom!

This valuable guide gives teachers the tools they need to plan lessons correlated to the way the brain learns best—and to ensure success for all students regardless of their learning style or special challenges! Drawing on classroom-tested, research-based strategies from Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites , this practical resource offers a variety of content-specific activities that incorporate graphic organizers and other visuals that reinforce student learning.

Based on national academic standards, these activities feature graphic organizers and visuals such as bar graphs, timelines, concept maps, sequence charts, cause-and-effect charts, segmenting mats, labeled diagrams, and more. Each activity includes step-by-step directions, skills objectives, materials lists, and a myriad of creative reproducibles that help students organize and record their learning.

This resource offers a multitude of brain-compatible activities that cover topics such as:

  • Scientific method, properties of matter
  • Force and motion, energy
  • Life cycles, biomes, endangered species
  • Forces of nature, earth structure
  • Plate tectonics, solar system, and much more

Make a real difference in your students' energy, motivation, and achievement by applying these proven strategies to help them master curriculum objectives!

For other grade-specific Corwin Press Classroom books, please see:

Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Kindergarten
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Grade One
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Grade Two
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Grade Three
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Grade Four
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Grade Five
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Language Arts, Grades 6–8
Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Math, Grades 6–8

 
Connections to Standards
 
Introduction
 
Put It Into Practice
 
Physical Science
 
Life Science
 
Earth Science
 
References

“The different grade levels and approaches of these workbooks make them a top pick for any library strong in classroom workbooks and activities for teachers. Each workbook holds some 96 pages of projects, with fill-in blanks and ideas perfect for photocopying and classroom use. All are outstanding workbooks that teachers will appreciate.”

California Bookwatch, March 2008
Midwest Book Review

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