How to Teach Elementary School Science

How to Teach Elementary School Science

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For Elementary Science Methods courses. This text presents a constructivist approach to the methodology that students will need to be effective teachers of elementary science. Topics include areas such as how science concepts and skills are effectively taught and learned, ways to successfully plan science instruction, resources needed to enhance the science program, assessment of student inquiry, and integration of instructional and design technology.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 235 pages
  • 198.1 x 248.9 x 10.2mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130743380
  • 9780130743381

Table of contents

(NOTE: Chapters 1 through 8 conclude with Summary, Reflection, References, and Suggested Readings.) I. HOW TO TEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE. 1. Science Inquiry and the Nature of Science. The Nature of Science. Scientific Concepts and Generalizations. Science Process and the Process Skills. Teaching Children. Teacher as Researcher. 2. Constructing Science Experiences. Paradigms. Constructivism. 3. Planning for Inquiry. National Standards and Planning. Planning for Inquiry. Closed- and Open-Ended Activities. Learning with an Integrated Approach. Planning Units. A Sample Unit. 4. Developing Inquiry Skills. Using the Learning Cycle. Observing. Classifying. Measuring. Communicating. Inferring. Predicting. Experimenting. Scientific Attitudes. 5. Assessment. Assessment Today. Authentic Assessment. Types of Authentic Assessment. Assessing Attitudes. 6. Science Experiences for All Students. Mandy's Science Fair. Historical Perspective. Science Learning Centers. Science Projects. Science Fairs. Teaching Students with Special Needs. 7. Constructing Technological Understandings. Educational Technology and Elementary Science. Science Technology Society. Technology Education and Elementary Science. 8. Science Learning Opportunities. Mrs. Blackwelder's Class Trip. Science Learning Resources. Individual Partners in Education. 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. Index.show more