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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205140300

ISBN-13: 9780205140305

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Introducing science to children is not simply a way to help them learn about "the way things work." The vital importance of science discovery lies in its ability to foster intellectual curiosity that will develop into analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and advanced conceptual knowledge in the future. This book helps readers discover the "how"s and "why"s of

Overview

Introducing science to children is not simply a way to help them learn about "the way things work." The vital importance of science discovery lies in its ability to foster intellectual curiosity that will develop into analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and advanced conceptual knowledge in the future. This book helps readers discover the "how"s and "why"s of science in a fresh and exciting way, encouraging a lifelong enthusiasm for science learning. The book's two-part structure offers a comprehensive source of methods, content, and activities. Part I provides background and teaching strategies while Part II explains science concepts folllowed by activities. The activities Section includes topics such as Animals, Plants, Micro-Worlds, The Human Body, Energy, Machines, the Weather, and the Earth. Science educators, parents, administrators, and parents committed to excellence in science education.

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

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