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Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Mysteries of the Earth

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Mysteries of the Earth, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book,
explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is
focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to
all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline
provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new
concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice,
and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of
key ideas. Mysteries of the Earth features Earth and environmental science
topics including: the fossil record, a microbial planet, geologic time,
introducing rocks, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, origin of life and
volcanoes.

Mysteries of the Earth, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students

  1. warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary with vocabulary build-up exercises
  2. learn about a new concept with the source cartoon. It explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters
  3. apply the new concepts in independent practice with hands-on activities, study questions that prompt students to explain the concepts in words, puzzles and practice problems that link visual and verbal information, background articles that expand on the cartoon’s central points, and graphic organisers that help students sort and synthesise main ideas
  4. assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas.

Concepts covered in this book include:

  • The Fossil Record
  • A Microbial Planet
  • Geologic Time
  • Introducing Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Origin of Life
  • Volcanoes
  • Nevin Katz

    Nevin Katz

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Additional Information

SKU INA2304
ISBN 9781760562304
Publish date 02/03/2018
ascd video No