teaching children science a discovery approach


Second Chapter Review


Complete the following with statements that give a clear picture of your understanding of the material contained in each of the 9 chapters.

Chapter 10

Geologists commonly think of the rocks on Earth as being one of three major types. List the three types of rock, describe their general characteristics, and provide one example of each.

Chapter 11

In this chapter, the authors state that in 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the definition of the term planet as a celestial body. Provide this definition, and then speak to why, according to this definition, Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

Chapter 12

Select an Earth/Space Sciences concept listed in this chapter, and briefly develop a bulletin board that would include opportunities for relating the children’s science work with another academic subject such as math.

Chapter 13

Outline the scientific contributions of Watson and Crick to the life sciences.

Chapter 14

In no more than three sentences, describe the essential functions of the circulatory system.

Chapter 15

Reflect on the sample discovery center in this chapter entitled “The Wonder Machine.” Briefly describe activities in this center that had a strong language arts connection.

Chapter 16

Imagine that you inflate a balloon and release it. Provide an explanation of why the balloon flies.

Chapter 17

Some of the topics discussed in this chapter include light, prisms, and

color. Briefly describe the relationship between these concepts.

Chapter 18

One important facet of teaching science involves maintaining a safe environment. Describe specifically the safety measures you would have to take, including the safety equipment you should have on hand, if you were to conduct the “You Could Hear a Pin Drop: The Conduction of Heat” demonstration in your classroom.

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