Engaging Children in Science

Engaging Children in Science

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For undergraduate or graduate level Science Methods in Elementary School courses. The third edition of Engaging Children in Science maintains its inquiry-based constructivist approach while bringing fresh insights and updated material based on current research and best practice. In simple terms, this text explains the use of constructivism, inquiry-based instruction, authentic assessment, and identifying misconceptions in today's science classrooms. Illustrative examples translate these ideas into successful classroom practice that encourages pupils to become independent learners.show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130406740
  • 9780130406743
  • 1,996,703

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I. A FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHING SCIENCE. 1. Science as a Human Activity. 2. Children's Thinking and Learning. 3. Integrating Science Content and Process. II. FOCUSING ON INSTRUCTION. 4. Teaching Basic Science Skills. 5. Teaching Science as Inquiry. 6. Teaching Science to Promote Independent Learning. 7. Enhancing Instruction through Assessment. 8. Planning for Achieving Goals. III. CREATING AN INCLUSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAM. 9. Shaping the Classroom Learning Environment. 10. Including All Children in Science. 11. Integrating Science with Other Subjects. 12. Taking Science beyond the Classroom. 13. Learning Science with Computers. Appendix. Index.show more

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