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The Eighth Edition of Teaching Children Science provides comprehensive coverage of elementary science methods focusing on “what to teach” and “how to teach it.” Using Abruscato’s well known “discovery approach”, the book includes all three major components of teaching science–methods, content, and activities–organized in a format that allows teachers ultimate flexibility. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.
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Joseph Abruscato is a former public school science teacher and Science Methods professor retired from University of Vermont. He has also wrote or co-authored a variety of materials for teachers and students including Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, 3/e and The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities.
Dr. Donald DeRosa has worked in the field of science education for twenty years as a classroom teacher; teacher educator; and director of CityLab, a biotechnology-learning laboratory for teachers and students at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching where he teaches courses in elementary science education. His research interests focus on the development of effective methods to teach scientific thinking. In addition to conducting workshops on biotechnology education and inquiry-based science teaching for in-service teachers, Dr. DeRosa has co-authored several curriculum supplements in biotechnology and has consulted in the development of biotechnology programs throughout the United States and Europe.
Part One Strategies and Techniques 1
Chapter 1 Using Science to Teach Thinking
Chapter 2 Constructing Knowledge and Discovering Meaning: How Children Learn Science
Chapter 3 Science Practices and Inquiry Process Skills
Chapter 4 Planning and Managing
Chapter 5 Strategies and QuickChecks
Chapter 6 Assessment of Understanding and Inquiry
Chapter 7 Integrating Science
Chapter 8 Using Technology to Enhance Science Learning
Chapter 9 Adapting the Science Curriculum
Part Two The Earth/Space Sciences
Chapter 10 Earth’s Surface, Atmosphere, and Weather
Chapter 11 The Cosmos
Chapter 12 Earth/Space Science Lesson Ideas
Part Three The Life Sciences
Chapter 13 Living Things
Chapter 14 The Human Body
Chapter 15 Life Sciences Lesson Ideas
Part Four The Physical Sciences
Chapter 16 Matter and Motion
Chapter 17 Energies and Machines
Chapter 18 Physical Science Lesson Ideas
For the Teacher’s Desk
Your Classroom Enrichment Handbook
Your Science Source Address Book