Science for All Children: Methods for Constructing Understanding

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This paperback is composed of strategies and methods to provide teachers with an inquiry approach to promote the teaching of the concepts, skills, and attitudes of science in the classroom. This book is derived from the successful third edition of Teaching Science for All Children by the same author team. The authors have taken their popular 4E Learning Cycle (Exploration, Explanation, Expansion and Evaluation) teaching method and applied it throughout this edition. Continuing to incorporate the National Science ...
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Overview

This paperback is composed of strategies and methods to provide teachers with an inquiry approach to promote the teaching of the concepts, skills, and attitudes of science in the classroom. This book is derived from the successful third edition of Teaching Science for All Children by the same author team. The authors have taken their popular 4E Learning Cycle (Exploration, Explanation, Expansion and Evaluation) teaching method and applied it throughout this edition. Continuing to incorporate the National Science Education Standards, the authors provide ways for teachers to foster an awareness among their students of the nature of science. This books allows them to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes and develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society. For pre-service and in-service elementary and middle school teachers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780205337569
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I The Exploration: Methods and Best Practices for Effective Science Teaching 1
1 How Can We Help Learners to Inquire and Construct Scientific Meaning? 3
2 How Can You Use Demonstrations, Direct Instruction, and Textbooks Effectively? 47
Pt. II The Explanation: Modern Science Teaching Benefits from Inquiry-Based, Interactive Approaches to Learning 75
3 What Is Science? 77
4 How Do Children Learn Science? 105
5 How Can You Teach Science for All Children? 139
6 What Goals Promote Scientific Literacy? 183
Pt. III The Expansion: Continuing Our Learning, Developing Skills, and Using the Tools of Science 209
7 How Can You Plan Constructivist Science Lessons and Assess Student Performance? 211
8 How Can You use Questions to Promote Science Injuiry? 263
9 How Can You Create a Safe, Efficient Inquiry-Based Science Classroom? 299
10 Science Materials, Programs, and Resources: What Are the Best Practices? 347
11 How Can You Use Educational Technology to Enrich Your Classroom? 393
App National Science Education Standards: Contents Standards for K-4 and 5-8 423
References 429
Index 437
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