Teaching Science Through Discovery

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Overview

This dynamic 'minds-on/hands-on' science book shows 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. Reflecting the sweeping reforms taking place in science teaching, and 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 illicit insights and personal discovery. Provides complete resource information on planning, organizing, and running a guided discovery science program in preschool, elementary, middle, and junior-high settings. Uses a constructivist teaching/learning approach throughout, and explores cross-subject teaching in-depth, offering a wealth of ideas for integrating science teaching with oral and written language, social studies, art, mathematics, music, and physical education. Eighth Edition features include: 'Charting a New Course'- a chapter-opening section which discusses concerns the National Science Foundation recognize as areas in science curriculum where teachers can make a difference, and; an integration of science activities within chapters to show how each scientific concept can be concretely developed. For teachers of science education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780675203876
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Pages: 502

Table of Contents

Teaching Modern Science 1
Ch. 1 Building Scientific and Technological Literacy 3
Ch. 2 Learning Science 39
Ch. 3 Teaching Science 79
Ch. 4 Questioning and Listening 113
Ch. 5 Assessment 143
Ch. 6 Planning and Classroom Management 179
Ch. 7 Using Science Programs and Textbooks 217
Ch. 8 Integrating Science Across the Curriculum 235
Ch. 9 Reaching Students with Special Needs 271
Ch. 10 Putting Technology to Work 307
Guided Discovery Activities A-1
Using Guided Discovery Activities A-3
Sect. 1 Physical Sciences and Technology A-13
Sect. 2 Life Sciences and Technology A-89
Sect. 3 Earth, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences and Technology A-154
Sect. 4 Guided Discovery Science Activities for Special Needs Students A-212
Sect. 5 Piagetian Types of Guided Discovery Activities A-227
Appendices AP-1
Computer and Telecommunications Glossary GL-1
Piagetian Glossary GL-3
Index IN-1
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