Science in the Elementary and Middle School

Science in the Elementary and Middle School

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For courses in Elementary and Middle School Science Methods.

This exciting new text for science methods has its foundation in the National Science Standards and constructivist teaching. Chapters are built around the learning cycle of exploration, invention, and expansion, and the role of thinking skills in students' meaningful construction of science knowledge. Every chapter begins with Exploring Your Ideas, in which readers bring out their prior knowledge as they consider a problem. Then, the reader is guided through an explanation involving concrete examples and practice opportunities that develop knowledge and skills. Finally, discussion and examples of the topic help readers apply new ideas to classroom situations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 495 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 19.1mm | 884.52g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130283428
  • 9780130283429

Table of contents

1. What Is Effective Science Teaching?

2. Students' Conceptions of the World: The Origin of Science Ideas.

3. The Learning Cycle.

4. Science as Inquiry.

5. The Content of Science: Conceptual Learning.

6. The Content of Science: Constructing Generalizations.

7. Teaching Science Meaningfully.

8. Assessing and Evaluating Science Learning.

9. Planning Science Units.

10. Science for All Students.

11. Developing an Effective Classroom Science Program.

12. Starting Points in Teaching Science.

13. Physical Science Starting Points.

14. Biological Science Starting Points.

15. Earth and Space Science Starting Points.



Name Index.

Subject Index.
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