Science in Elementary Education

Science in Elementary Education

by Peter C. Gega

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Science in Elementary Education by Peter C. Gega

Emphasizing the constructivist theory, this classic book provides an overview of science education in a popular two-part demonstration that presents methods first, followed by science content and activities. This new edition includes the use of technology, more emphasis on the learning cycle approach, vignettes from classroom instructors, more in-depth use of assessment and the National Science Education Standards, and resources which are provided through the World Wide Web.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780023413025
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 07/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 713

Table of Contents

I. HOW TO TEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE.

1. Science in Elementary Education.
2. How Children Learn Science.
3. Planning and Facilitating Activities.
4. Scientific Skill Development.
5. How to Use Different Resources to Teach Science.
6. How to Arrange and Manage Complementary Experiences.
7. How to Assess Science Education.

II. SUBJECT MATTER INVESTIGATIONS AND ACTIVITIES.

8. Light Energy and Color.
9. Heat Energy.
10. Sound Energy.
11. Magnetic Interactions.
12. Electrical Energy.
13. Simple Machines and How They Work.
14. Plant Life and Environment.
15. Animal Life and Environment.
16. Human Body and Nutrition.
17. The Earth's Changing Surface.
18. Water, Air, and Weather.
19. The Earth in Space.
Appendix A: Professional Bibliography.
Appendix B: Science Curriculum Projects.
Appendix C: Commercial Science Suppliers.
Appendix D: Environments and Nutrition for Classroom Animals.
Appendix E: Summary of Children's Thinking.
Appendix F: State Education Agencies.
Index.

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