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

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June 2012 | 192 pages | Corwin
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 primary and secondary 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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion


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Marcia L. Tate

Marcia L. Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia.  During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director.  Marcia was named Staff Developer of the Year for the state of Georgia, and her department was selected to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently CEO of the consultant firm she shares with her husband, Tyrone, and has presented her workshops to over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and... More About Author

Warren G. Phillips

Warren Phillips has taught science for 35 years for the Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Phillips recorded and produced three CD’s of Science Songs entitled Sing-A-Long Science teaching the science standards. From these songs, he developed a musical entitled The Science Secret. His creative teaching strategies earned him a Disney Award in 2004. From 39 Disney teachers nationwide, Warren was selected as the Disney Middle School Teacher of The Year. He was a guest on the Tony Danza Show in Fall 2004. In 2005, Phillips was selected as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He was selected as national winner of the... More About Author

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