Science Education for the Beginning Elementary School Teacher

Science Education for the Beginning Elementary School Teacher : An Investigation-Based Approach

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This book reflects its authors' many years of experience in elementary school teaching, pre-service and in-service education in science, and substantial work in science curriculum development. It is derived from, informed by, and directly linked to both the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards. No other methods book integrates standards to this degree. Written with the idea that students "learn science by doing", this well respected author team focus on the constructivist approach and the integrating of science with other elementary academic subjects.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766800903
  • 9780766800908
  • 1,411,278

About Ann Benbow

Ann Benbow, in particular, has a national reputation in the science education field. She was, until quite recently, director of science learning and technology projects at the American Chemical Society and has developed numerous science curricula. She and Colin Mably, her co-author (and husband) have been at the heart of the science education standards movement. They recently served as consultants to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for whom they developed a series of workshops to instruct teachers on understanding and interpreting the AAAS's Benchmarks for Science Literacy. The Benchmarks are a milestone in the science education standards movement and include statements of everything children should know and be able to do in science, math and technology at various grade levels.
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Introduction to Science Education for Starting-Up Elementary Teachers. Section A: Ten Exemplary Lessons. 1. Living Things Have Certain Needs-Investigating Living Things. 2. Parts of Living Things Have Certain Functions-Investigating How Animal"s Body Parts Work. 3. The Properties of Materials-Investigating Containers. 4. Forces and Motion-Investigating What Causes Things to Move. 5. Chemical Reactions Form New Substances-Investigating Chemical Reactions. 6. Living Things Reproduce-Investigating How Seeds Become Adult Plants. 7. People Use Technology-Investigating How to Use Technology to Solve Problems. 8. Energy Is Transformed-Investigating Energy and Its Transformations. 9. Earth Systems Change-Investigating Weather Patterns. 10. Humans Affect the Environment-Investigating What Recycling Does for the Environment. Section B: Content and Pedagogy. 11. The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Elementary Science. 12. Planning a Science Investigation. 13. How Children Learn. 14. The Role of Assessment in Elementary Science Teaching. 15. Selecting A Science Curriculum for Elementary Children. 16. Teaching in Partnership with Colleagues: Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning. 17. Evaluating Your Own Science Teaching and Professional Growth. 18. Using Curriculum Standards as a Teaching Resource. 19. Dealing with Diversity.
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Introduction to Science Education for Starting-Up Elementary Teachers. Section A: Ten Exemplary Lessons. 1. Living Things Have Certain Needs-Investigating Living Things. 2. Parts of Living Things Have Certain Functions-Investigating How Animal's Body Parts Work. 3. The Properties of Materials-Investigating Containers. 4. Forces and Motion-Investigating What Causes Things to Move. 5. Chemical Reactions Form New Substances-Investigating Chemical Reactions. 6. Living Things Reproduce-Investigating How Seeds Become Adult Plants. 7. People Use Technology-Investigating How to Use Technology to Solve Problems. 8. Energy Is Transformed-Investigating Energy and Its Transformations. 9. Earth Systems Change-Investigating Weather Patterns. 10. Humans Affect the Environment-Investigating What Recycling Does for the Environment. Section B: Content and Pedagogy. 11. The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Elementary Science. 12. Planning a Science Investigation. 13. How Children Learn. 14. The Role of Assessment in Elementary Science Teaching. 15. Selecting A Science Curriculum for Elementary Children. 16. Teaching in Partnership with Colleagues: Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning. 17. Evaluating Your Own Science Teaching and Professional Growth. 18. Using Curriculum Standards as a Teaching Resource. 19. Dealing with Diversity.
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