Discovering Elementary Science: Method, Content, and Problem-Solving Activities

Discovering Elementary Science: Method, Content, and Problem-Solving Activities

by Marvin N. Tolman, Garry R. Hardy
     
 

As a reference for elementary school teachers, this book reviews strategies for teaching the basic principles of science, then offers specific lesson plan content along with hands-on activities that demonstrate the concepts to students and encourage personal inquiry. The lessons include plants, the human body, heat, sound, machines, and weather.

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As a reference for elementary school teachers, this book reviews strategies for teaching the basic principles of science, then offers specific lesson plan content along with hands-on activities that demonstrate the concepts to students and encourage personal inquiry. The lessons include plants, the human body, heat, sound, machines, and weather.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205140305
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Activities
Recommended Grade Levels for Activities
Preface
Sect. 1Theory and Methodology1
Ch. 1History and Goals2
Ch. 2Principles of Learning13
Ch. 3Problem Solving and Research37
Ch. 4Questioning62
Ch. 5Diverse Populations in the Classroom75
Ch. 6Curriculum Materials and Technology95
Ch. 7Planning, Assessing, and Integrating115
Ch. 8Social Contexts of Science138
Sect. 2Content and Problem-Solving Activities151
Ch. 9The Environment154
Ch. 10Animals175
Ch. 11Plants211
Ch. 12The Human Body235
Ch. 13Energy and the Nature of Matter272
Ch. 14Heat303
Ch. 15Light and Electromagnetic Waves328
Ch. 16Sound354
Ch. 17Electricity and Magnetism382
Ch. 18Machines404
Ch. 19Weather, Seasons, and Climate427
Ch. 20The Earth469
Ch. 21Beyond the Earth493
App. A: Resources for Teachers525
App. BElementary Science Classroom Guidelines531
App. C: Standard Measurements537
App. DEclipse Maps541
Index545

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