Guided Discovery Activities for Elementary Science

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This dynamic 'hands-on/minds-on' science book shows future teachers how a guided discovery approach to teaching science can ignite children's interest and help them develop a real appreciation for the subject while learning its concepts. Ranked No.1 in a survey of books by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, it offers activities to stimulate a child's natural curiosity and guided questioning techniques to elicit insights and personal discovery.
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Overview

This dynamic 'hands-on/minds-on' science book shows future teachers how a guided discovery approach to teaching science can ignite children's interest and help them develop a real appreciation for the subject while learning its concepts. Ranked No.1 in a survey of books by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, it offers activities to stimulate a child's natural curiosity and guided questioning techniques to elicit insights and personal discovery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780675209717
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 334

Table of Contents

Using Guided Discovery Activities
Sect. 1 Physical Sciences and Technology
Sect. 2 Life Sciences and Technology
Sect. 3 Earth, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences and Technology
Sect. 4 Guided Discovery Science Activities for Students With Special Needs
Sect. 5 Piagetian Types of Guided Discovery Activities
Appendix A Fifty-Five Years of Elementary-School Science: A Guided Tour
Appendix B Science Supplies, Equipment, and Materials Obtainable From Community Sources
Appendix C Selected Sources of Scientific Supplies, Models, Living Things, Kits, Computers, and Collections
Appendix D Noncommercial Sources and Containers for Living Things
Appendix E Food Requirements for Various Animals
Appendix F Planning a Learning Center
Appendix G Selected Professional References for the Teacher or School Library
Appendix H Professional Societies for Science Teachers and Supervisors
Appendix I Model for Problem Solving (Sample)
Appendix J Safety Suggestions for Hands-on/Minds-on Activities
Appendix K Constructing Storage Areas for Supplies and Houses for Living Things
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