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.
|Publisher:||Allyn & Bacon, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.62(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.54(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Who, What, Why and How? Things You Want to Know About Our Book.
For Whom is This Book Prepared?
What Does this Book Strive to Do?
Our Beliefs About Learning and Teaching.
Beliefs Into Action, A Learning Cycle: Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation.
2. Does Educational Technology Make a Difference? Using Educational Technology to Enrich Your Science Lessons.
What is Educational Technology?
The National Educational Technology Standards.
Why Use Educational Technology? Levels of Use, The Networked Classroom — Removing the Walls.
How Can Educational Technology be Applied in the Context of Science Teaching?
3. Lessons for Constructing Understanding.
Life Science Lessons.
Physical Science Lessons.
Earth and Space Science Lessons.
National Science Education Standards: Content Standards for K-4 and 5-8.
A NSTA Position Statement: Guidelines for Responsible Use of Animals in the Classroom.
A NSTA Position Statement: Liability of Teachers for Laboratory Safety and Field Trips.