Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry

Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry

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For courses in Science Methods in Elementary School.This is the quintessential science text designed to introduce future teachers to science instruction through inquiry. Infused with the philosophical intent of the National Science Education Standards, it includes the theory behind knowledge construction, the how-tos of knowledge acquisition, and questioning strategies that promote inquiry. It is overflowing with practical and meaningful activities, information, inquiries, strategies, and lessons. A major innovation of this edition is the majority of chapters that feature at least one activity based on a video that accompanies the text.
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  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.2 x 10.2mm | 458.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130212814
  • 9780130212818

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each section in Chs. 2-4 include Engagement Activities and Exploration Activities.)1. Using Activities for Inquiry. Engaging Students in Inquiry. Use Well-Designed and Proven Activities. Sequencing Science Instruction and Inquiry. Lesson Plan: An Inquiry into Pendulums. Cooperative Learning. How Text Activities Are Organized. References.2. Physical Science Activities. Matter and Energy. Thermal Energy (Heat). Air Pressure. Sound Energy. Simple Machines (Mechanics). Magnetic and Electrical Energies and Interactions. Light Energy, Shadows, Lenses, and Color.3. Life, Ecology, and Environmental Science Activities. Plant Anatomy and Physiology. Animal Anatomy and Physiology. Human Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, and Health. Ecology and the Environment.4. Earth and Space Science Activities. Astronomy (Earth in Space). Meteorology (Weather). Geology (Earth's Changing Surface).5. Inquiry Science Activities for Students with Special Needs. Students with Blindness or Vision Impairments. Students with Developmental Delays. Students with Visual Perception Problems. Students with Emotional Disorders. Students with Deafness or Hearing Impairments.
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