An inquiry-based science and nutrition program developed by the Teachers College at Columbia University, this curriculum is divided into units that teach students about science by studying their own diet and activity choices. The curriculum includes background information and assessment tools to help students apply what they learn to their personal health choices.
Learn how to work with our youngest authors by creating a supportive and encouraging environment that can energize them to create using text. The author provides step by step instructions on setting up an age appropriate writing workshop with units that cover how to form ideas, structure the text, and even develop illustrations that nourish
This curriculum, developed by the University of California Botanical Garden Programs alongside local school districts and youth organizations, presents itself as a life science unit for grades k-4 that explores the plants we eat. With eight lessons that include dissections, tastings, diagrams, experiments, investigative questions and reflection questions, students will take their first steps to
With new guidelines and requirements that have made their way into all school system’s curricula, teachers have found it very difficult to bring their own creativity into the classroom. If you’re an educator that believes there is more to teaching than just reading a script, than this book is for you. Diane Parker invites you
When looking back and thinking about your favorite childhood books that helped shape our imagination and inspire wonder, what pops into your head: A dry, to-the-point science textbook, or an elaborate picture book about Mexican jumping beans? Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan have theorized that reading science textbooks alone won’t capture a child’s attention enough