Hawker Brownlow Education

Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Mysteries of the Earth

Author: Nevin Katz

Availability: In Stock

Code: INA2304

ISBN: 9781760562304

No of Pages: 102

Publish date: 02/03/2018

Price: $29.95


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

  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