Teaching Children Science A Discovery Approach, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Loose-leaf w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 4/21/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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.


New to this Edition:

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are integrated throughout the book.
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are addressed in Chapter 7’s discussion of integrating science with other disciplines.
  • Users of previous editions will notice restructuring of chapters 3 and 4 to better unify theory and practice as well as a new lesson example that models how the NGSS might inform lesson planning. 


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    0133783707 / 9780133783704 Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Author Biography

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Brief Contents

    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   

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