Teaching Science as Inquiry

Teaching Science as Inquiry

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For courses in Science Methods in Elementary School.This is the quintessential science text designed to introduce future teachers to science instruction through inquiry. Infused with the philosophical intent of the National Science Education Standards, it includes the theory behind knowledge construction, the how-tos of knowledge acquisition, and questioning strategies that promote inquiry. It is overflowing with practical and meaningful activities, information, inquiries, strategies, and lessons. A major innovation of this edition is the majority of chapters that feature at least one activity based on a video that accompanies the text.
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  • Hardback | 657 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 1,247.37g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130212849
  • 9780130212849

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(NOTE: Contents for Teaching Science as Inquiry includes contents from Methods volume and contents from Activities volume. Each section in Chs. 2-4 in the Activities text include Engagement Activities and Exploration Activities.)Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry 1. A New Vision for Science Teaching and Learning. 2. Processes of Science and Scientific Inquiry. 3. Understanding How Children Construct Science Knowledge. 4. Teaching Science through Inquiry. 5. Questioning and Responding to Guide Children's Inquiry. 6. Designing Effective Science Lessons. 7. Assessing Science Learning and Teaching. 8. Connecting Science with Other Subjects. 9. Science Experiences for All Children. 10. Educational Technology and the Science Curriculum. Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry1. Using Activities for Inquiry. Engaging Students in Inquiry. Use Well-Designed and Proven Activities. Sequencing Science Instruction and Inquiry. Lesson Plan: An Inquiry into Pendulums. Cooperative Learning. How Text Activities Are Organized. References.2. Physical Science Activities. Matter and Energy. Thermal Energy (Heat). Air Pressure. Sound Energy. Simple Machines (Mechanics). Magnetic and Electrical Energies and Interactions. Light Energy, Shadows, Lenses, and Color.3. Life, Ecology, and Environmental Science Activities. Plant Anatomy and Physiology. Animal Anatomy and Physiology. Human Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, and Health. Ecology and the Environment.4. Earth and Space Science Activities. Astronomy (Earth in Space). Meteorology (Weather). Geology (Earth's Changing Surface).5. Inquiry Science Activities for Students with Special Needs. Students with Blindness or Vision Impairments. Students with Developmental Delays. Students with Visual Perception Problems. Students with Emotional Disorders. Students with Deafness or Hearing Impairments.
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