Teaching Science to Children : An Inquiry Approach

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-29

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This is a comprehensive, easy-to-use text contains more than 300 science activities for the classroom. The textís focus on the inquiry approach places value on the studentís thinking and doing science. Of the inquiry activities contains combined discussions of methods and content. The text helps students overcome science anxiety and shows them how easy it is to teach science using a simple, consistent three-step approach to each of the science activities (set induction, investigation, and resolution). All activities use simple, easy-to-find materials. Over 250 pieces of line art clearly illustrate the teaching activities.

Author Biography

Trish Yourst Koontz is a professor of Mathematics and Science Education at Kent State University in the College of Education.

Table of Contents


Safety in the Classroom

Chapter 1: The Methods

Chapter 2: Teaching All Children Science

Chapter 3: Technology in the Science Classroom

Chapter 4: Teaching Children about the Characteristics of Matter

Chapter 5: Teaching Children about Heat Energy

Chapter 6: Teaching Children about Static Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 7: Teaching Children about Current Electricity

Chapter 8: Teaching Children about Sound

Chapter 9: Teaching Children about Light, Lenses, and Color

Chapter 10: Teaching Children about Simple Machines

Chapter 11: Teaching Children about Air and Air Pressure and Flight

Chapter 12: Teaching Children about Weather and Climate

Chapter 13: Teaching Children about Space Science

Chapter 14: Teaching Children about the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Chapter 15: Teaching Children about the Earth (Geology)

Chapter 16: Teaching Children about the Oceans

Chapter 17: Teaching Children about Energy, Environment, and Pollution

Chapter 18: Teaching Children about the Plant Kingdom Seeds

Chapter 19: Teaching Children about the Animal Kingdom

Chapter 20: Teaching Children about Nutrition and Health

Chapter 21: Teaching Children about Fitness: The Heart, Lungs, and Muscles



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