Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry / Edition 10

Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry / Edition 10

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by Joel E. Bass, Arthur A. Carin, Terry L. Contant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132353296

ISBN-13: 9780132353298

Pub. Date: 03/24/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry introduces prospective and experienced teachers to the science content and teaching strategies necessary to teach science in contemporary ways. Traditional learning focuses on learning about things. The teacher dispenses the information and the student receives it. The inquiry approach emphasizes how we learn things…  See more details below

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Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry introduces prospective and experienced teachers to the science content and teaching strategies necessary to teach science in contemporary ways. Traditional learning focuses on learning about things. The teacher dispenses the information and the student receives it. The inquiry approach emphasizes how we learn things rather than just what we know. Instead of just memorizing facts, students are actively involved in learning. Learning becomes fun when students are fascinated by something and it reflects their interests, goals, and experiences.

The primary focus of this book is on the 5-E Model (Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Elaborating, and Evaluating,) a Learning Cycle Model that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards. The inclusion of these standards will provide all readers a useful framework for making instructional decisions. Classroom scenarios throughout the book illustrate strategies of inquiry instruction and introduce readers to important science concepts. The scenarios also provide opportunities for readers to develop more science knowledge themselves.

For the instructor whose sole focus is methods, the ten chapters of this core text scaffold concepts and illustrate instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132353298
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
301,696
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Children, Science, and Inquiry: Some Preliminary Questions

What Does It Mean to Teach Science As Inquiry?

Why Should Children Learn Science?

U.S. Science Education: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

What Shall We Teach in Science?

Science and Technology

Teachers and Inquiry

Chapter 2 Processes and Strategies for Inquiry

Processes of Science

Descriptive, Classificatory, and Experimental Investigations

Teachers, Children, and Inquiry

Chapter 3 Learning Science with Understanding

The New View of Learning

Enhancing the Understanding of Science

Children's Alternative Conceptions and Science Learning

Development, Learning, and Science Teaching

Chapter 4 Teaching Science for Understanding: The 5-E Model of Instruction

Inquiry Instruction

The 5-E Model of Science Instruction

Guided Discovery, Textbook, and Direct Instruction

Approaches to Teaching Science

Research on the Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Science Instruction

Selecting Instructional Approaches for Teaching Science

Chapter 5 Planning and Managing Inquiry Instruction

Planning Science Lessons

Managing Inquiry Instruction and Learning

Chapter 6 Assessing Science Learning

Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment and Inquiry Science

Informal, Traditional, and Performance Assessments

Fitting Assessment Methods to Learning Objectives

Examples of Informal Assessments

Examples of Performance Assessment

Examples of Traditional Assessment Items

Characteristics of Items on Statewide Tests of Science

Chapter 7 Effective Questioning

Questioning: An Essential Tool for Teachers

Questioning to Guide Inquiry Discussions

Responding to Student Ideas

Questioning Strategies in the Classroom: Properties of Air in First Grade

Some Considerations in Questioning

Chapter 8 Technology Tools and Resources for Inquiry Science

Educational Technology

The Internet as a Technology Resource for Inquiry Science

Use Commercially Available Multimedia Packages to Enhance Science Inquiry

Use Instructional Software Packages

Use Computer-Based Laboratories to Collect and Process Data

Use Spreadsheets to Organize and Analyze Data

Communicate Through Multimedia Presentations

Managing Educational Technology in the Science Classroom

Take the Plunge-Join the Information Age

Chapter 9 Connecting Science With Other Subjects

Connecting Science and Mathematics

Connecting Science and Literacy

Connecting Science and Social Studies

Chapter 10 Science for All Learners

Students with Special Learning Needs

Science for Gifted and Talented Students

Science for Students from Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

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NYLovesChem More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book based on an on-line description with the intention of using it for my high school chemistry classes. Upon reading the summary on the back of the book I found the focus with younger students and upon looking inside found this definitely to be true. If you teach middle school, look it over!