Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

By: William H. Robertson (author)Paperback

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Put student engagement on the fast-track Think action sports like skateboarding and BMX have nothing to do with physical science? Think again, especially as they relate to fundamental physics concepts--not to mention the problem solving required. What's more, because kids will want to, observing action sports is the perfect vehicle for promoting self-directed and collaborative learning ...with Action Science as your driver's manual. Through a combination of book and video, Robertson provides all the materials you'll need to get started, with the NGSS very much in full view. You'll find: * Detailed instructional methods * Hands-on classroom activities and experiments * Captivating video via QR codes

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About Author

Dr. William H. Robertson is an Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at the University of Texas, El Paso. H


Acknowledgments About the Author 1. What Is Action Science? 2. Constructivism and the Classroom Teacher 3. Making Science Relevant in the Middle Grades 4. Linking Pedagogy and Science Content in Practice 5. Using the 5 Es in Action Science 6. Unlocking Resources for Active Learning 7. Action Science and the Future 8. Action Science Classroom Activities Activity 1: Flatland BMX and the Center of Gravity Activity 2: Thrust and Drag on a Cushion of Air Activity 3: Finding a Point of Reference Activity 4: Acceleration Is Velocity in Motion Activity 5: Force Makes a Mass Move Activity 6: Action Reaction Activity 7: Skateboards Have Levers and Fulcrums Activity 8: Around the World With Wheels and Axles Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781452256566
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781452256566
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 145225656X

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