This dynamic 'minds-on/hands-on' science book shows teachers how a guided discovery approach to teaching science can ignite children's interest and help them develop a real appreciation for the subject while learning its concepts. Reflecting the sweeping reforms taking place in science teaching, and ranked No.1 in a survey of books by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, it offers activities to stimulate a child's natural curiosity and guided questioning techniques to illicit insights and personal discovery. Provides complete resource information on planning, organizing, and running a guided discovery science program in preschool, elementary, middle, and junior-high settings. Uses a constructivist teaching/learning approach throughout, and explores cross-subject teaching in-depth, offering a wealth of ideas for integrating science teaching with oral and written language, social studies, art, mathematics, music, and physical education. Eighth Edition features include: 'Charting a New Course'- a chapter-opening section which discusses concerns the National Science Foundation recognize as areas in science curriculum where teachers can make a difference, and; an integration of science activities within chapters to show how each scientific concept can be concretely developed. For teachers of science education.
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Table of ContentsI. TEACHING MODERN SCIENCE.
1. Building a Foundation for Scientific and Technological Literacy.
2. Intellectual Development and Science Learning.
3. The Teacher as Facilitator for Science Learning.
4. Mastering the Art of Questioning and Listening.
5. Assessing Science Teaching and Learning.
6. Planning for a Supportive Science Classroom.
7. Selecting and Using Science Reform Projects, Programs, and Textbooks.
8. Integrating Science with the Whole Curriculum.
9. Extending and Enriching Science for ALL Students.
10. Using Multimedia Technology Effectively.
II. GUIDED DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES.
Using Guided Discovery Activities.
1. Physical Sciences and Technology.
2. Life Sciences and Technology.
3. Earth, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences and Technology.
4. Guided Discovery Science Activities for Students with Special Needs.
5. Piagetian Types of Guided Discovery Activities.