Packed with loads of ready to use learning experiences, this resource helps teachers connect thinking with hands-on physics activities.
Showing teachers how to teach with safe, easy-to-access materials, this book also provides conceptual summaries to support the teacher's own understanding of the topic.
Suitable for science teacher in primary schools, the activities can be used with the whole-class or with smaller groups, and the book is also useful as a professional development resource.
Robert Prigo, professor and director of the Teacher Education Program at Middlebury College, has worked for twenty years with K-12 educators on inquiry-based science teaching and learning, supported through grants from the NSF and the Vermont Department of Education. His work with teachers and schools goes beyond professional development workshops and institutes to include phone-call-help to local teachers, science assemblies at local schools, lending equipment and resources, and visiting school classrooms to work directly with teachers and students. Prigo was recognized in 1991 as "Vermont Professor of the Year" by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.