Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Organized around the four key areas of the learning cycle Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation the fourth edition continues to integrate the National Science Education Standards throughout. It provides methods for future teachers to foster awareness among their students of the nature of science; to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes; and to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with rdquo
Introductionrdquo; and concludes with ldquo;Chapter
Summary,rdquo; ldquo;Discussion Quotations,rdquo; and ldquo;Build a Portfolio or E-folio.rdquo
Preface I. 4-E Methods for Teaching Science
What is Science?
How Do Children Perceive Science?
What Changes Have Occurred in Elementary Science?
The Nature of Science
Three Essential Features of Science
The Aims of Standards and Research-Based Education
Learning Science
What Role Does Brain Development and Processing Play in Learning?
Where Do Children's Ideas Come From and How Do They Influence Learning?
What Is the Dominant Perspective About How Children Learn Science?
What Techniques and Roles Support Constructivist Learning?
Inquiry for All Children
Science For All
Science for Exceptional Children
How Can Parents Help Meet Children's Special Needs?
Planning Inquiry Lessons
Assessing Student Performance
Evaluating Student Learning
Selecting the Tool for the Task
Inquiry for Scientific Literacy
What is Scientific Literacy?
Science as Inquiry for Literacy
Methods that Use Inquiry to Promote Student Concept Formation
Techniques for Promoting Student Cooperation
Recommendations for Enhancing Student's Learning of Science
Questioning & Inquiry
Questions on Questions
What Are the Different Types of Questions?
What Are the Keys to Effective Questioning?
How Can You Improve Your Questioning?
Why Use Students' Questions
What Is Integration?
Approaches to Integration
Challenges to Integration
Science Safety
Recommendations for Safe Science Experiences
How Do You Plan for Safety?
What Are Your Legal Responsibilities?
Safety Equipment
Performing Safety Assessments
What Materials are Necessary for the Activities?
Room Arrangement
A Final Thought
Using Educational Technology
Resources for Best Practices
Lessons Learned
Selecting and Using Textbooks
Best Practices
Resources for Best Practices
II. 4-E Inquiry Lessons for Teaching Science
Life Science Lessons and Activities
Physical Science Lessons and Activities
Earth and Space Science Activities
Appendix: National Science Education Standards: Contents Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8
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