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Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Constructing the Earth

Author: Nevin Katz

Availability: In Stock

Code: INA2267

ISBN: 9781760562267

No of Pages: 98

Publish date: 02/03/2018

Price: $29.95


Constructing 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 Big Bang

  • Early Earth and its Layers

  • Early Life

  • Origin on the Solar System

  • Plate Tectonics

  • The Oxygen Revolution

  • Oceans and the Water Cycle