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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205464722
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 12/27/2004
Edition description: Student Access Code Card
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with “Introduction” and concludes with “Chapter Summary.”


1. What Is Science?

How Do Children Perceive Science?

What Changes Have Occurred in Elementary Science?

The Nature of Science.

Three Essential Features of Science.

The Aims of Standards and Research-Based Education.

2. Learning Science.

What Role Does Brain Development and Processing Play in Learning?

Where Do Children's Ideas Come From and How Do They Influence Learning?

What Is the Dominant Perspective About How Children Learn Science?

What Techniques and Roles Support Constructivist Learning?

3. Inquiry for All Children.

Science For All.

Science for Exceptional Children.

How Can Parents Help Meet Children's Special Needs?

4. Planning Inquiry Lessons.

Using the National Science Education Standards and Promoting Inquiry.

Concept Mapping.

Planning Constructive Inquiry Science Lessons.

5. Assessing Student Performance.

Evaluating Student Learning.

Selecting the Tool for the Task.

6. Inquiry for Scientific Literacy.

What is Scientific Literacy?

Science as Inquiry for Literacy.

Methods that Use Inquiry to Promote Student Concept Formation.

Techniques for Promoting Student Cooperation.

Recommendations for Enhancing Student's Learning of Science.

7. Questioning & Inquiry.

Questions on Questions.

What Are the Different Types of Questions?

What Are the Keys to Effective Questioning?

How Can You Improve Your Questioning?

Why Use Students' Questions.

8. Integration.

What Is Integration?

Approaches to Integration.

Challenges to Integration.

9. Science Safety.

Recommendations for Safe Science Experiences.

How Do You Plan for Safety?

What Are Your Legal Responsibilities?

Safety Equipment.

Performing Safety Assessments.

What Materials are Necessary for the Activities?


Room Arrangement.

A Final Thought.

10. Using Educational Technology.

Why Use Educational Technology?

How Can Educational Technology Be Applied in the Context of Science Teaching?

11. Resources for Best Practices.

Lessons Learned.

Selecting and Using Textbooks.

Best Practices.

Resources for Best Practices.

Appendix: National Science Education Standards: Contents Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8.



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