Hands-On Science and Technology, Grade 6 by Jennifer LawsonHands-On Science and Technology: An Inquiry Approach is filled with a year's worth of classroom-tested activity-based lesson plans. The grade 6 book is divided into four units based on the current Ontario curriculum for science and technology. Biodiversity Flight Electricity and Electrical Devices Space This new edition includes many familiar great features for both teachers and students: curriculum correlation charts; background information on the science and technology topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; reproducible student materials; materials lists; and hands-on, student-centred activities. Useful new features include: the components of an inquiry-based scientific and technological approach Indigenous knowledge and perspective embedded in lesson plans a four-part instructional process--activate, action, consolidate and debrief, and enhance an emphasis on technology, sustainability, and differentiated instruction a fully developed assessment plan that includes opportunities for assessment for, as, and of learning a focus on real-life technological problem solving learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL) land-based learning activities a bank of science related images
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide 4th edition by Terence Dickinson; Alan Dyer; Sara Seager (Foreword by)The touchstone for contemporary stargazers. This classic, groundbreaking guide has been the go-to field guide for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers for nearly 30 years. The fourth edition brings Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer's invaluable manual completely up-to-date. Setting a new standard for astronomy guides, it will serve as the touchstone for the next generation of stargazers as well as longtime devotees. Technology and astronomical understanding are evolving at a breathtaking clip, and to reflect the latest information about observing techniques and equipment, this massively revised and expanded edition has been completely rebuilt (an additional 48 pages brings the page count to 416). Illustrated throughout with all-new photographs and star charts, this edition boasts a refreshed design and features five brand-new chapters, including three essential essays on binocular, telescope and Moon tours by renowned astronomy writer Ken Hewitt-White. With new content on naked-eye sky sights, LED lighting technology, WiFi-enabled telescopes and the latest advances in binoculars, telescopes and other astronomical gear, the fourth edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide is sure to become an indispensable reference for all levels of stargazers. New techniques for observing the Sun, the Moon and solar and lunar eclipses are an especially timely addition, given the upcoming solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024. Rounding out these impressive offerings are new sections on dark sky reserves, astro-tourism, modern astrophotography and cellphone astrophotography, making this book an enduring must-have guide for anyone looking to improve his or her astronomical viewing experience. The Backyard Astronomer's Guide also features a foreword by Dr. Sara Seager, a Canadian-American astrophysicist and planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an internationally recognized expert in the search for exoplanets.