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Science Skills 1 by Mitch O'Toole
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Before learning can effectively occur in the classroom, students need to acquire basic skills. Science Skills provides an opportunity for students to develop the skills and practices that will enable them to fully comprehend science theory. The book aims to develop students' more general analytic skills, such as decision making, negotiating, researching and communication. The Science Skills series features activities labelled by the skill which they are designed to develop. Exercises follow each activity enabling students to revise and reinforce the skills acquired in the activity section. Activities are listed in the contents by both skill and topic allowing science teachers to deal with a specific skill across a range of conceptual contexts.

Table of Contents

Table of contents by skill; Chapter 1. Scientists experiment: 1.1. Reporting on practical work, 1.2. Working safely, 1.3. Testing hypotheses fairly, 1.4. Reporting on practical work, 1.5. Fair testing, 1.6. Hypotheses and fair tests, 1.7. Reporting practical work, 1.8. Designing and reporting fair tests, 1.9. Working safely, 1.10. Reporting practical work, 1.11. Measuring, 1.12. Observing and describing; Chapter 2. Scientists organise: 2.1. Pictograms, 2.2. Sorting into groups, 2.3. Interpreting column and bar graphs, 2.4. Interpreting line graphs, 2.5. Concept maps, 2.6. Making simple column and bar graphs, 2.7. Making simple line graphs, 2.8. Interpreting simple tables, 2.9. Creating tables, 2.10. More sorting, 2.11. More tables and graphs, 2.12. Interpreting and manipulating tables; Chapter 3. Scientists communicate: 3.1. Words and paragraphs, 3.2. Technicality, 3.3. Choosing the right words, 3.4. Words, stacks and connections, 3.5. Word origins and families, 3.6. Simplifying text and editing prose, 3.7. Summaries, 3.8. Families of words, 3.9. Families of meanings, 3.10. Technical writing, 3.11. Interpreting maps, 3.12. Producing diagrams; Chapter 4. Scientists research: 4.1. Locating information, 4.2. A simple bibliography, 4.3. Keyword searching, 4.4. Skim reading, 4.5. Summarising, 4.6. Text and pictures, 4.7. Ordering information, 4.8. Glossaries, 4.9. Glossaries and keywords, 4.10. More ordering information, 4.11. More summarising; Chapter 5. Scientists solve problems: 5.1. Group roles, 5.2. Ecological persuasion, 5.3. Practical persuasion, 5.4. Giving instructions, 5.5. Using models to solve problems, 5.6. Predicting outcomes, 5.7. Strengths and limitations of science, 5.8. Working in groups, 5.9. Design, 5.10. Predicting outcomes, 5.11. Data to design, 5.12. Recognising patterns and relationships; Chapter 6. Scientists value and decide: 6.1. Scripted role play, 6.2. Persuasion, 6.3. A reasonable end-point?, 6.4. Exploring dilemmas, 6.5. Choosing, 6.6. Scientists' responsibilities, 6.7. Science and belief, 6.8. Disputes in science, 6.9. Negotiation, 6.10. Costs and benefits, 6.11. Tolerance, 6.12. The development of science; Table of contents by topic: Living things need each other, Comparing animals and plants, Food and digestion, Materials, Matter, Chemical reactions, Force, Energy, Energy transfer, The Earth, Weather, The solar system; Glossary
Release date NZ
February 3rd, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
Interest Age
From 11
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