9780415958196

The Really Useful Elementary Science Book

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415958196

  • ISBN10:

    0415958199

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2010-08-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

"A good elementary science teacher traverses a wide spectrum of science each year. While the content may be introductory, the breadth of science can be a challenge for anyone in the science community. The temptations for teachers can be to give up in despair and cherrypick only those science topics with which the teacher is comfortable. Jeffrey W. Bloom has instead used the well founded notion of `key ideas' to bring organization and economy to the breadth of science, and then linked those ideas to school grade levels as per the National Science Education Standards---all without dumbing down the content. I would expect any K-8 teacher of science to find this aptly titled book of immediate value for the planning of grade appropriate science lessons without sacrificing rigor."---Bill Cobern, Professor of Biological Sciences and Science Education, Director of the Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University

"Whether you are trying to answer the query of a child or just refresh your knowledge, this book provides a useful portal to science concepts and terminology. Written in concise language, with helpful diagrams, Jeffrey W. Bloom presents solid overviews of the most commonly encountered school science topics. Such a wealth of information gathered into one easily accessible place will make this an indispensible reference for the serious teacher of elementary science."---Bernard Ricca, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, Saint John Fisher College

Amongst the challenges that elementary teachers may often face as they introduce their students to science is the need to maintain a solid understanding of the many scientific concepts and details themselves. This essential resource, intended for pre- and in-service elementary school teachers, provides concise and comprehensible explanations of key concepts across science disciplines. Organized around the National Science Education Standards, the book tackles the full range of the elementary curriculum including life sciences, ecological sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences. Although not a methods textbook, the clear and accessible definitions offered by veteran teacher educator Jeffrey W. Bloom will nonetheless help teachers understand science concepts to the degree that they will be able to develop rich exciting inquiry approaches to exploring these concepts with children

Perfect as a companion to any elementary science methods textbook or as a stand alone reference for practitioners, The Really Useful Elementary Science Book is a resource teachers will want to reach for again and again.

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