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Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

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© 2011 | 192 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
 
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
 
Strategy 3: Field Trips
 
Strategy 4: Games
 
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
 
Strategy 6: Humor
 
Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
 
Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
 
Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices
 
Strategy 10: Movement
 
Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
 
Strategy 12: Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
 
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
 
Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
 
Strategy 15: Storytelling
 
Strategy 16: Technology
 
Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
 
Strategy 18: Visuals
 
Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
 
Strategy 20: Writing and Journals
 
Resource: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Supplements

Supplemental Resources Website
Once you have Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites in hand, you will gain access to additional files and lesson plans on the companion website.

"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."

Emily Neddersen, Lead Science Teacher
Myford Elementary School, Tustin, CA
Key features
  • Short, focused, grade-specific activities within each chapter.
  • Brief explanations of each of the general strategies and the research supporting them.
  • Integration of the activities with the National Standards.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion


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