U-STARS~PLUS Family Science Packets

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U-STARS~PLUS Family Science Packets

By: Mary Ruth Coleman and Sneha Shah-Coltrane

Publication date: January 2012
ISBN: 978-0-86586-519-8

20 take-home activities for elementary school students on popular science topics

Product number: P6230

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The Family Science Packets are organized around key science concepts that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and are composed of two major sections: Teacher Notes and Family Science Activity. Materials for families are provided in English and Spanish on the accompanying CD. Each activity identifies processing skills critical for student advancement including formulating a hypothesis, predicting, and collecting data. There are 20 activities equally divided into lower (K-1) and upper (2-3) primary grades. Grade level designations for each activity are suggested, though a teacher’s use of the materials may be applied based on students’ needs and interests as appropriate.

Pages: 327
Language: English
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children
Edition: 1st
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Mary Ruth Coleman and Sneha Shah-Coltrane

U-STARS~PLUS is designed to support teachers in the early recognition and nurturing of potential in children from economically disadvantaged and/or culturally/linguistically different families, and in children with disabilities. The series includes an observation tool and protocol to help teachers recognize children with outstanding potential who have often been overlooked; Classroom materials for connecting science and texts (both fiction and nonfiction) through the use of questioning strategies that promote higher level thinking; family science take-home packets to help families become more involved in their child’s learning; and professional development modules to support teachers’ abilities to recognize and nurture potential in their classrooms.