Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM) / Edition 4

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This successful text, organized around the four key areas of the learning cycle—Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation—continues to integrate the National Science Education Standards throughout. It provides future teachers with the methods they need to:
  • to foster awareness among their students concerning the nature of science
  • to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes
  • to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

New To This Edition

  • New! Student CD-ROM offers over 60 minutes of interactive video clips of classroom footage and safety demonstrations by the authors. These clips are integrated into the text via discussion questions and activities to help students understand the video material and instructors integrate the video into classroom assignments.
  • New! Chapter on integrating the content areas. Chapter 8 discusses integrating science into math, language arts, and the social studies.
  • Expanded coverage of Assessment (Chapter 5) provides ample coverage of how teachers assess and evaluate student performance.
  • New! 4-E Lessons have been incorporated into each of the methods chapters in Part I, illustrating the 4-E method of teaching. Each lesson describes a hands-on, classroom-tested activity.
  • Updated Build a Portfolio (or E-folio) now provides suggestions on how to keep a portfolio electronically.
  • More than 60 complete science lessons, with more than 150 different activities encourage hands-on/minds-on activity and high levels of concept formation. All lessons have beenclassroom tested.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205412600
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/23/2004
  • Edition description: 4TH BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Inquiry methods for teaching science 1
Ch. 1 What is science? 3
Ch. 2 Learning science 33
Ch. 3 Inquiry for all children 65
Ch. 4 Planning inquiry lessons 109
Ch. 5 Assessing student performance : how can you assess student learning? 141
Ch. 6 Inquiry for scientific literacy 179
Ch. 7 Questioning and inquiry 221
Ch. 8 Integration - how can I do it all? 259
Ch. 9 Safety : creating a safe, efficient, inquiry-based science classroom 283
Ch. 10 Using educational technology to enrich the classroom 341
Ch. 11 Resources for best practices 365
Pt. II 4-E inquiry lessons for teaching science : lessons and activities to meet the NSE standards for elementary and middle school science 397
Sect. I Life science lessons 398
Sect. II Physical science lessons 459
Sect. III Earth and space science lessons 516
App National science education standards : content standards for K-4 and 5-8 583
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