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Your Science Classroom
Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher



March 2012 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Focused on teaching methods, Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher is a core textbook for use in elementary / middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, 'practice-what-you teach' approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy and organized around 5E inquiry and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards. The text is purposely designed to prepare teachers to teach science in ways that foster positive attitudes and engagement in meaningful science learning for themselves and their students.

 
Preface
 
NSES Teaching Standards
 
Part I The Nature of Science
 
1. I Know What Science Is! It's an Experiment
 
2. Are you Scientifically Literate? Why We Teach Science
 
Part II The Nature of the Learner
 
3. Children's Construction of Science
 
4. Children's Alternative Frameworks and Conceptual Change
 
Part III The Nature of Science Teaching
 
5. Classroom Teaching Practices: Questioning and Inquiry
 
6. Inquiry Teaching Approaches and Science Process Skills
 
7. Inquiry Lesson Planning: 5E Instruction Model
 
8. Assessment or Evaluation: A Guide for Science Instruction
 
Part IV The Nature of Diversity in Science Teaching and Learning
 
9. Learning Styles and Diverse Learners
 
10. Addressing Student Diversity: Science for All
 
11. Interdisciplinary Connections: Science Across the Curriculum
 
Appendix A How Do I Write an Instructional Objective?
 
Appendix B Safety in Your Science Classroom
 
Appendix C Science Inquiry Learning Centers

Great resource for SPED teachers

Dr David Hampton
Special Education, Bowling Green State University
February 14, 2013

For instructors

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