Introduce kids to the excitement of doing hands-on, real science experiments with Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Laboratory Notebook. Each easy to perform experiment encourages students to use critical thinking skills and is organized around the scientific method-the process real scientists follow in doing experiments. Inexpensive common household items and foods are used for most experiments, and the setup time is minimal. Experiments for chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy are included with two experiments for each of the 22 chapters of Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Student Textbook-44 experiments in all. This Laboratory Notebook accompanies Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Student Textbook and Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Teacher's Manual. Other supplemental materials are available at www.realscience4kids.com. 242 pages
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Dr. Keller received her PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of New Mexico in 1992. She was then awarded an NSF postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico, followed by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. As Dr. Keller home schooled her three children, her scientific background coupled with her love of learning, brought her to a decisive point in her career. Taking the plunge, she decided to leave academia and develop a series of science books for kids. Real Science-4-Kids is written as a "worldview-neutral" curriculum that will not only provide students with a solid foundation for science, but also give them the tools to evaluate scientific data on their own. "We should not rely on the 'experts' but instead learn how to critically evaluate every scientific claim," states Dr. Keller. "In these uncertain times with so many social, scientific, and economic problems, it is not enough to teach our kids what to learn. We must also teach them how to learn, and we must encourage our kids to learn from others. Part of learning from others is to know how to engage in productive debate." Real Science-4-Kids, with its easy to use teacher-friendly manuals and engaging, kid-friendly text, is used in all 50 states in the US and in many other countries. Dr. Keller's publishing team continues to develop and test products at her Albuquerque headquarters.