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woodsymama
07-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Any suggestions for workbooks/curriculum to teach the scientific method and about inventors and inventions to my 8th grader? I know there are tons of resources online but I am looking for a more tactile approach, workbooks etc.

Thanks
Melinda
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hjdong
07-08-2010, 03:14 PM
For the Scientific Method, for that age range, I really like this book, "Nibbling on Einstein's Brain" http://www.amazon.com/Nibbling-Einsteins-Brain-Bogus-Science/dp/1554511879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278612351&sr=8-1-spell . It's not a workbook, but has great information on psuedo-science, analyzing science from a "layperson's" POV, what the scientific method is, and it's funny.

I'm not sure on inventions, although I wouldn't miss throwing in Rube Goldberg somehow.