Science in Elementary Education Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2010-02-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Substantially rewritten to focus on inquiry teaching and learning as espoused in the National Science Education Standards, the new edition ofScience in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquirieswill prepare pre-service teachers to plan, facilitate, adapt, and assess inquiry experiences consistent with todayrs"s science classroom. It accomplishes this by implementing the 6E model of inquiry teaching, addressing the planning and needs of inquiry teaching classrooms, and describing the materials teachers need to get up and running. This practical text includes over 350 Teaching Tips throughout and Twelve Inquiry Units that model constructivist applications, build conceptual knowledge, and provide a bank of classroom-tested lessons to use in science classrooms.

Author Biography

Joe Peters taught K-12 science before joining the UWF faculty. He has numerous presentations and publications, remains active in K-12 classrooms, and is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Elementary Science Education. Other service includes a Distinguished Service Award (NARST), Leadership Award (NSELA), Executive Secretary for ASTE, and representation to ICASE, Triangle Coalition, and CSSP.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Chapter 1: Inquiring Minds in the Classroom    

Chapter 2: Discovering Science Through Inquiry

Chapter 3: Planning for Inquiry 

Chapter 4: Inquiry and Assessment      

Chapter 5: Inquiry and Science as Practice       

Chapter 6: Inquiry Experiences for All Children

Chapter 7: Inquiry Learning Opportunities        

Chapter 8: Professional Development in Support of Inquiry


Part II

Unit 1: Physical Science

Unit 2: Life Science

Unit 3: Earth and Space Science



Appendix A: Professional Bibliography

Appendix B: Science Curriculum Projects

Appendix C: Commercial Science Suppliers

Appendix D: Environments and Nutrition for Classroom Animals          

Appendix E: Summary of Children’s Thinking

Appendix F: State Education Agencies 

Appendix G: Earthworm Unit

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