Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with

Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM) / Edition 4

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Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM) / Edition 4

This successful text, organized around the four key areas of the learning cycle—Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation—continues to integrate the National Science Education Standards throughout. It provides future teachers with the methods they need to:

  • to foster awareness among their students concerning the nature of science
  • to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes
  • to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

New To This Edition

  • New! Student CD-ROM offers over 60 minutes of interactive video clips of classroom footage and safety demonstrations by the authors. These clips are integrated into the text via discussion questions and activities to help students understand the video material and instructors integrate the video into classroom assignments.
  • New! Chapter on integrating the content areas. Chapter 8 discusses integrating science into math, language arts, and the social studies.
  • Expanded coverage of Assessment (Chapter 5) provides ample coverage of how teachers assess and evaluate student performance.
  • New! 4-E Lessons have been incorporated into each of the methods chapters in Part I, illustrating the 4-E method of teaching. Each lesson describes a hands-on, classroom-tested activity.
  • Updated Build a Portfolio (or E-folio) now provides suggestions on how to keep a portfolio electronically.
  • More than 60 complete science lessons, with more than 150 different activities encourage hands-on/minds-on activity and high levels of concept formation. All lessons have beenclassroom tested.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205412600
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 07/23/2004
Edition description: 4TH BK&CDR
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with ”Introduction” and concludes with “Chapter Summary,” “Discussion Quotations,” and “Build a Portfolio or E-folio.”


I. 4-E Methods for Teaching Science.

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. Chapter 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.

II. 4-E Inquiry Lessons for Teaching Science.

Life Science Lessons and Activities.

Physical Science Lessons and Activities.

Earth and Space Science Activities.

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



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