Teaching Science as Inquiry (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Research tells us that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student, helping them understand science's relevance to their lives, as well as the nature of science itself. Teaching Science as Inquiry demonstrates a manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry successfully into the science classroom through a 2-part structure: Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry and Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry. The Methods portion scaffolds concepts and illustrates instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching. The Activities portion follows the 5-E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), a Learning Cycle model introduced in the methods chapters that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards. With a new theme of "accountable inquiry," this leading methods text has a renewed focus on assessment (focusing on backwards planning, aligning objectives with assessments, and how to develop understanding of concepts that appear on standardized tests throughout the process of inquiry).

Table of Contents

Children, Science, and Inquiry: Some Preliminary Questions What Does
It Mean to Teach Science As Inquiry?
Why Should Children Learn Science? U.S. Science Education: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?
What Shall We Teach in Science?
Science and Technology Teachers and Inquiry
Processes and Strategies for Inquiry Processes of Science Descriptive, Classificatory, and Experimental Investigations Teachers, Children, and Inquiry
Learning Science with Understanding
The New View of Learning Enhancing the Understanding of Science Children's Alternative Conceptions and Science Learning Development, Learning, and Science Teaching
Teaching Science for Understanding: The 5-E Model of Instruction Inquiry Instruction
The 5-E Model of Science Instruction Guided Discovery, Textbook, and Direct Instruction Approaches to Teaching Science Research on the Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Science Instruction Selecting Instructional Approaches for Teaching Science
Planning and Managing Inquiry Instruction Planning Science Lessons Managing Inquiry Instruction and Learning
Assessing Science Learning Assessment and Evaluation Assessment and Inquiry Science Informal, Traditional, and Performance Assessments
Fitting Assessment Methods to Learning Objectives Examples of Informal Assessments
Examples of Performance Assessment Examples of Traditional Assessment Items Characteristics of Items on Statewide Tests of Science
Effective Questioning Questioning: An Essential Tool for Teachers
Questioning to Guide Inquiry Discussions Responding to Student Ideas Questioning
Strategies in the Classroom: Properties of Air in First Grade Some Considerations in Questioning
Technology Tools and Resources for Inquiry Science Educational Technology
The Internet as a Technology Resource for Inquiry Science Use Commercially Available Multimedia Packages to Enhance Science Inquiry Use Instructional Software Packages
Use Computer-Based Laboratories to Collect and Process Data Use Spreadsheets to Organize and Analyze Data Communicate
Through Multimedia Presentations Managing Educational Technology in the Science Classroom Take the Plunge-Join the Information Age
Connecting Science With Other Subjects Connecting Science and Mathematics Connecting Science and Literacy Connecting Science and Social Studies
Science for All Learners Students with Special Learning Needs Science for Gifted and Talented Students
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