Science for All Children: Lessons for Constructing Understanding

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This book is composed of lessons, activities, and teaching materials to meet the goals of elementary and middle school science. This book is derived from Part IV of the successful third edition of Teaching Science for All Children. Intended for both pre-service and practicing teachers, the book provides a wealth of lessons and activities that follow the learning cycle. The two introductory chapters provide information on the learning cycle, specifically the 4 "E"s - exploration, explanation, expansion, and ...
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Overview

This book is composed of lessons, activities, and teaching materials to meet the goals of elementary and middle school science. This book is derived from Part IV of the successful third edition of Teaching Science for All Children. Intended for both pre-service and practicing teachers, the book provides a wealth of lessons and activities that follow the learning cycle. The two introductory chapters provide information on the learning cycle, specifically the 4 "E"s - exploration, explanation, expansion, and evaluation - and on science safety. Each lesson is then matched to specific grade levels according to the National Science Education Standards. For pre-service and in-service teachers at the elementary and middle school levels.
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Provides some 60 conceptually based lessons that allow children to use their understanding of science in carefully planned experiences. Activities are arranged in sections on life, physical, and Earth and space science lessons, and integrate concepts such as science as inquiry, technology, personal and social perspectives, and the history and nature of science. Early sections give advice on teaching strategies, classroom management, and supplies. Appendices list standards and associations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205293735
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/21/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Why Are the Lessons in This Book Different Than in Other Books? 1
2 How Can You Teach Activity-Based Science Lessons Safely and Efficiently? 9
3 Lessons for Constructing Understanding 25
Sect. I Life Science Lessons 26
Sect. II Physical Science Lessons 90
Sect. III Earth and Space Science Lessons 159
App. A National Science Education Standards: Content Standards for K-4 and 5-8 236
App. B A NSTA Position Statement: Guidelines for Responsible Use of Animals in the Classroom 240
App. C A NSTA Position Statement: Liability of Teachers for Laboratory Safety and Field Trips 241
Index 243
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