Strenghten student thinking skills with exciting science mini-units!
Explore fascinating science topics with thirteen skills-based interdisciplinary units. Subjects include:
- Bionic people and artificial intelligence
- Careers in science
- Color, light, and optical illusions
- Dinosaurs and endangered species
- Rocks and minerals
- The weather
The presentation of activities and information is structured by several well-known cognitive taxonomies. Bloom’s taxonomy is utilized to inspire creative thinking skills; activities based on the Multiple Intelligences allow students to work from their strenghts; activities based on William’s taxonomy help students develop thinking skills that lead to success in science-related and other fields.
Each unit offers a set of valuable lists as well: ideas for research topics, subjects for creative writing topics, and suggestions for student products and performances. At the end of every unit is a reproducible student activity page that will encourage students to have fun applying their increasing knowledge of science concepts. A practical appendix includes a list of topics that can be assigned or selected for student reports and an annotated bibliography for further exploration of science topics. A comprehensive index makes all subjects easy to find.
Enhance your middle grade science program with these high-interest, skill-strenghtening interdisciplinary units!
As an educator, Imogene Forte taught in Nashville public schools, was a supervising teacher of the former Peabody Demonstration School, and in 1961 was invited to become the first director of Nashville‘s Oak Hill School. An alumna of George Peabody College for Teachers, now Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Forte later served on the Peabody faculty as an associate professor of education. In 1969, she founded Incentive Publications, Inc., a Nashville-based company that publishes supplementary educational materials for teachers, students and parents.
Sandra Schurr is a teacher at New Washington Middle/High School located in New Washington, Indiana.
The all-new Science Mind Stretchers
Interdisciplinary Units to Teach Science Concepts and Strenghten Thinking Skills
Incentive Publications, inc., Nashville, Tennessee, © 1995