Using Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Teacher's Manual makes it easy for teachers to help students get the most out of the hands-on, real science experiments presented in Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Laboratory Notebook. Instructions are provided for guiding students through the experimental process, and guided inquiry questions are suggested to help students think critically about the experiments they are performing. Inexpensive common household items and foods are used for most of the experiments, and a list of materials needed for each experiment is included. This Teacher's Manual accompanies Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Laboratory Notebook and Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 6 Student Textbook. Other supplemental materials are available at www.realscience4kids.com. 106 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.