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Real-Life Science Mysteries
Grades 5-8



ISBN 9781593634322
Published October 1, 2010 by Routledge
120 Pages

 
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Real-Life Science Mysteries puts an exciting new spin on scientific thinking by profiling real-life scientists, showing students in grades 5-8 ways they can use science in their everyday lives. From a biologist studying the habits of garter snakes in Manitoba, Canada, to a landscape designer and greenhouse owner in Ohio, the scientists in this book share information and solutions to the thorniest problems they face in their scientific careers.

With the more than 30 activities included in Real-Life Science Mysteries, students will be required to try their hand at solving common science problems and performing experiments while learning about real people from diverse backgrounds, all of whom share a love for discovering how they work, why things work, and how they can work better. This book is perfect for any science classroom or young scientists looking to increase their knowledge!

Grades 5-8

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements About This Book Hey Kids Director of Education (New York) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; communication Education Program Specialist (Kentucky) Physical Science Properties and changes in properties of matter; transfer of energy Life Science Structure and function in living systems; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Science Teacher (Ohio) Science and Technology Abilities of technological design; understandings about science and technology Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Naturalist (Alabama) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Physical Science Properties and changes in properties of matter Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Wildlife Officer (Ohio) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; communication Children’s Science Writer (Massachusetts) Process Skills Observation; communication Biologist (Oregon) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Physical Science Motions and forces Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Research Director (North Carolina) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Archaeologist (Washington, DC) Earth and Space Science Earth’s history Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Hydrogeologist (Arizona) Earth and Space Science Structure of the Earth system Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Landscape Architect (Ohio) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; classification Mechanical Project Engineer (Ohio) Physical Science Properties and changes in properties of matter; transfer of energy Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Materials Scientist (Washington State) Physical Science Properties and changes in properties of matter; transfer of energy Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Forensic Scientist (Vermont) Life Science Reproduction and heredity; diversity and adaptations of organisms Physical Science Properties and changes in properties of matter Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference Biophysicist (Massachusetts) Life Science Reproduction and heredity; diversity and adaptations of organisms Physical Science Transfer of energy Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Washington State) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior Process Skills Observation; communication; measurement Perfusionist (Ohio) Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior Science and Technology Abilities of technological design; understandings about science and technology Process Skills Observation; communication; measurement Developmental Biologist (North Carolina) Physical Science Properties and changes of properties in matter Life Science Structure and function in living systems; reproduction and heredity; regulation and behavior; populations and ecosystems; diversity and adaptations of organisms Process Skills Observation; communication; classification; measurement; inference; prediction Online Science Catalogs References About the Author

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Colleen Kessler is an Elementary Gifted Intervention Specialist in Northeast Ohio. She currently teaches second- and third-grade gifted students in Pepper Pike, OH. Kessler earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Cleveland State University in 1997. She earned a master's degree in Gifted Education from Kent State University in 2002. Kessler believes the best education is fun, motivating, and engaging for students and strives to provide such an environment for her students. She has been teaching for 7 years. Kessler lives in Twinsburg, OH, with her husband and son.