Concepts and Inquiries in Elementary Science

Concepts and Inquiries in Elementary Science

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This text presents inquiry-based activities that provide a constructivist foundation for exploring science in elementary schools. *Twelve inquiry units explore the concepts and content of specific science topics. *Special emphasis is placed on the inquiry approach, as well as the constructivist learning model and the learning cycle format. *The accompanying CD illustrates inquiry-based science teaching with real classroom more

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  • Mixed media product | 448 pages
  • 198.1 x 248.9 x 17.8mm | 907.2g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130743364
  • 9780130743367

Table of contents

(NOTE: Inquiry Units 1 through 12 conclude with References, Selected Trade Books, and Resource Books.) 1. Light Energy and Color. 2. Heat Energy. 3. Sound Energy. 4. Magnetic Interactions. 5. Electrical Energy. 6. Simple Machines. 7. Plant Life. 8. Animal Life. 9. The Human Body and Nutrition. 10. The Earth's Changing Surface. 11. Water, Air, and Weather. 12. The Earth in Space. Appendix A: Professional Bibliography. Appendix B: Science Curriculum Projects. Appendix C: Commercial Science Suppliers. Appendix D: Environments and Nutrition for Classroom Animals. Appendix E: Summary of Children's Thinking. Appendix F: State Education Agencies. more