Teaching Science as Inquiry

Teaching Science as Inquiry

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For courses in Science Methods in Elementary School (K-8).Research tells us that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student, helping them understand science's relevance to their lives, as well as the nature of science itself. Teaching Science as Inquiry demonstrates a manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry successfully into the science classroom through a 2-part structure: Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry and Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry. The Methods portion scaffolds concepts and illustrates instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching. The Activities portion follows the 5-E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), a Learning Cycle model introduced in the methods chapters that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards.
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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 195.6 x 251.5 x 27.9mm | 1,202.03g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 10th edition
  • 0131181653
  • 9780131181656

Table of contents

Part One: Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry. 1. Children, Science, and Inquiry. 2. Processes of Science and Scientific Inquiry. 3. Learning Science with Understanding. 4. Teaching Science Through Inquiry. 5. Questioning Strategies for Inquiry Teaching. 6. Assessing Science Learning. 7. Preparing for Inquiry Science. 8. Connecting Science with Other Subjects. 9. Science for All Learners. 10. Educational Technology and Science Teaching. Part Two: Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry. Section One: Teaching Science Inquiry Activities. Section Two: Physical Science Activities. I. Properties of Matter. II. Motion and Forces. III. Sound. IV. Temperature and Heat. V. Light. VI. Magnetism. Section Three: Life Science Activities. I. Characteristics of Organisms. II. Organisms and Their Environments. III. Structure and Function in Human Systems. Section Four: Earth and Space Science Activities. I. Structure of the Earth. II. The Atmoshere and Weather. III. The Earth's Oceans. IV. The Earth in Space.
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