Science for the Elementary and Middle School

Science for the Elementary and Middle School

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Text is appropriate for Elementary or Middle School Science Methods.This highly successful science methods text provides current sources of pedagogy, subject-matter content, and exploratory activities in science that are essential for a complete science course. The content correlates to the NSES (standards), examines the most effective teaching methods, and explores how science instruction can help children improve their knowledge and information processing skills. The experienced authors share the best of practice, the most useful research findings, and their richest experiences. Appropriate for education courses, the text is designed to instruct future educators in the fundamentals of teaching science at the elementary and middle school levels.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 653 pages
  • 200.66 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,406.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130213136
  • 9780130213136

Table of contents

I. TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. 1. Science Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School: An Overview. 2. Learning, Thinking, and Intellectual Development. 3. Methods of Teaching Science. 4. Instructional Aids and Resources for Teaching Science. 5. Planning for Science Instruction. 6. Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement. II. BASIC SCIENCE INFORMATION, DEMONSTRATIONS, EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES, AND OTHER RESOURCES. Earth and Universe. 7. The Universe. 8. The Earth. 9. Water, Weather, and Climate.10. Air, Aircraft, and Space Travel.Living Things.11. Plants.12. Neither Plant nor Animal.13. Animals.14. The Human Body.Matter, Energy, and Technology.15. Changes in Matter and Energy.16. Friction and Machines.17. Heat, Fire, and Fuels.18. Sound.19. Light.20. Magnetism and Electricity.Index.show more