How to Teach Elementary School Science

How to Teach Elementary School Science

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Constructivist approach to teaching science. Provides teachers with insight into the nature of science and teaching methods that encourage active learning. This text is etracted from the more comprehensive Science in Elementary Education.
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  • Mixed media product | 256 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130165824
  • 9780130165824

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(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 and National Standards. 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. 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.
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