Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School : A Project-Based Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2007-09-11
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Like its predecessors, this new edition is organized around the guiding principles of problem-based learning: long-term, interdisciplinary, student-centered lessons that are relevant to real-world issues and activities. This teaching approach engages all young learners-regardless of culture, race, or gender-in exploring important and meaningful questions through a process of investigation and collaboration.

Table of Contents

1. Teaching Science to Children An Overview of Project-Based Science. The Nature of Science and its Relationship to Project-Based Science. Reasons Young Learners Should Study Science. Goals of Science Education. National Goals and Project-Based Science 2. How Children Construct Understanding of Science Silent Understanding. Models of Teaching. Social Construction of Knowledge. A Social Constructivist Model of Teaching. Using Technology Tools to Extend Learning 3. Establishing Relevance to Students Lives What Is a Driving Question? How Is a Driving Question Developed? What Is the Value of the Driving Question? How Can a Driving Question Be Used Throughout a Project? 4. Developing Scientific Investigations The Investigation Web. Messing About. Asking and Refining Questions. Finding Information. Planning and Designing. Carrying Out the Procedures 5. Making Sense of Data and Sharing Findings Making Sense of Data. Constructing Scientific Explanation. Drawing Conclusions. Sharing Ideas With Others. Supporting Students' Implementation of Investigations. Criteria for Assessing the Value of an Investigation. Moving Into the Next Round of Investigation 6. Using Learning Technologies to Support Students in Inquiry Role of Technology in Constructing Science Understanding. Role of the Teacher. Integrating Technology Into Instruction 7. Collaboration in the Science Classroom The Nature of Collaboration. Types of Collaborative Learning. Creating a Collaborative Environment. Challenges That Arise When Students Collaborate in Small Groups. Why Collaboration Almost Always Works Better Than Individual Learning 8. Instructional Strategies that Support Inquiry An Overview of Instructional Strategies. Direct Instructional Strategies. Indirect Instructional Strategies. Experiential Instructional Strategies. Independent Instructional Strategies. Instructional Skills 9. Assessing Students in Science The Purpose of Assessment. The Nature of Classroom Assessment. What to Assess. When to Assess. Using Technology Tools to Examine Assessment 10. Assessing Student Understanding Another Look at the Advantages of Educational Assessment 11. Managing the Science Classroom Classroom Climate. Classroom Organization. Management Strategies. Using Technology Tools to Facilitate Classroom Management 12. Planning a Project-Based Curriculum Planning Lessons. Developing a Project. Integrated Curriculum 13. Next Steps Benefits of Project-Based Science. Challenges of Project-Based Science. Continuing Your Professional Growth. Inquiry Into Your Teaching

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