Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms

Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms

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Overview

Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms by Cory A. Buxton, Eugene F. Provenzo

Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachers

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452238067
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Gene Provenzo is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning
Part I: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Classroom
Part II: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the School Building
Part III: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching on the School Grounds
Part IV: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Neighborhood
Part V: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching the Broader Community
Conclusion
Appendix: Resources for Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning

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