Dialogues for the Physical Science Classroom


Dialagoues for the Physcial Science Classroom has 64 dialogues of chemistry topics in 175 pages with how to & teacher tips included so the classroom teacher can use dialogues with students and get students more engaged in the classroom. Written by outstanding practicing physcial science teachers, the dialogues cover many of the topics taught in a typical in a physical science classroom, with Volume 1 focusing more on chemistry topics. Many of the dialogues can be used in a middle or high school classroom, and potentially used in post-secondary courses to increase student engagement and enjoyment of chemistry.

Engage your students in dialogues - They read, act, communicate and listen as they take on the role of one of the two characters in the dialogue while learning science content, issues, history and activity-based situations. Get students out of their passive mode and into a highly productive lesson using dialogues. Outstanding student engagement!! Try it! Your students will ask for more! 


Table Of Contents

Author Biographies            


Using This Book             

Section I - Dialogue Abstracts - Finding What You Need      

Section II - Using Dialogues in the Classroom        

What Are Dialogues?           

Using Dialogues in the Classroom - What For ?      

How To Implement Dialogues in Your Classroom      

■ Read & Act Out in Class         

■ Assign Reading as Homework        

■ Assisting Language Learners or Poor Readers - Reading &

Listening Along With mp3’s       

■ Assessing Learning - Having Students Write Dialogues    

Teacher Tips For Using Dialogues         

The Benefits of Using Dialogues in Your Classroom      

Guidelines and Suggestions for Writing Your Own Dialogues    

Section III - The Dialogues           

Unit Title of Dialogue

1 What is Science?

1.1 Why Science?           

1.2 What is Science?           

1.3 Hypotheses, Theories and Laws, Oh My!       

2 Properties Of Matt er Part 1 - Floating and Sinking

2.1 What is Stuff ?           

2.2 What is Stuff Made of?          

2.3 To Float or Not To Float?          

2.4 Packedtogetheridness: Floating and Sinking      

2.5 Floating and Sinking, Sinking and Floating      

2.6 Flinking            

2.7 Sink, Sank, Float, Flink          

2.8 Dive! Dive! Dive!           

3 Properties Of Matt er Part 2 - Air and Water

3.1 Squishability            

3.2 Kyle’s Theory of Squishability         

3.3 Water Drops on a Penny          

3.4 Solids, Liquids and Gases, Oh My!        

3.5 Fast and Slow, Hot and Cold         

3.6 Pour Me Some Air          

3.7 The Wicked Witch and Changes        

3.8 Changing Changes           

3.9 Water Ya Know: A Play in One Act        

4 Atoms, Atomic Models and The Periodic Table

4.1 Shrewd Honey           

4.2 Knowing            

4.3 A Balancing Act           

4.4 Think of a Banana           

4.5 Bohr-ing            

4.6 Now There Are Two          

4.7 The Second Level           

4.8 And so on            

4.9 It's All About Patterns          

5 Atoms, Valence Electrons and Bonding

5.1 Magic            

5.2 Magic or Chemistry?          

5.3 It’s Definitely Not Magic          

5.4 Lazy Electrons           

5.5 Two Plus Six or Six Plus Two?         

5.6 Sharing is Caring           

5.7 Sharing is Caring (continued)         

5.8 Sharing is Caring - Continued Again!       

5.9 Balance            

6 Chemical Equations, Reactions and Molecules

6.1 The Bigger Picture          

6.2 Back to the Bigger Picture         

6.3 When Does 1 + 1 Not Equal 2?        

6.4 It’s Like Dating           

6.5 Breaking Up is Hard to Do         

6.6 The Love Triangle          

6.7 Swing Your Partner Round and Round       

6.8 A Balancing Act           

6.9 Nature Leads           

6.10 One More Thing          

7 Acids and Bases

7.1 Acids, Bases and Salts, Oh My!        

7.2 Acids in Our Body and Beyond        

7.3 Bases             

8 Solutions, Suspensions and Colloids

8.1 Solutions, Suspensions and Colloids        

9 Organic Chemistry

9.1 Polymers            

9.2 VOC’s Take Over the Library         

10 Chemistry in the World Around Us

10.1 Catching More Mercury Than Fish        

10.2 Sam and Kyle Run Out of Gas        

10.3 Ban Chemicals Now!          

11 The Last Chat

11.1 The Big Ending           

Section IV - Science Dialogues & Teacher Decision-Making           



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