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Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8
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Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8
Nurturing Natural Investigators in the Standards-Based Classroom


Other Titles in:
Learning Styles | Science

April 2007 | 248 pages | Corwin
Designed for use in primary schools, these original activities will enrich teaching and learning in science by connecting constructivist theory and practical lesson planning and teaching.

The book includes a resource list provides guide for building a science friendly environment in the school, and strategies to support special education students and those with additional learning needs are provided.

 
List of Figures
 
List of Tables
 
List of Activities
 
About the Authors
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Part I. Foundations for Teaching Science
 
1. The World of the Scientist and the Nature of Science
 
2. The Content of K-8 Science
 
3. Characteristics of the Science Learner: Development in Childhood and Adolescence
 
Part II. Teaching Children Science: Approaches and Strategies
 
4. Developing the Classroom Curriculum
 
5. Engaging Students in Inquiry: Skills and Investigative Techniques
 
6. Designing Science Lessons for All: Differentiating Instruction
 
7. Making Real-World Connections
 
Part III. Planning, Management, Assessment, and Resources
 
8. Nuts and Bolts: Organizing and Managing the Classroom for Inquiry
 
9. Assessment and Evaluation
 
10. A Compendium of Resources
 
A Professional Development Bibliography
 
References
 
Index

"Provides not just more, but why and how to! A much-needed book with wonderful strategies for setting up an inquiry-based classroom, choosing significant topics for investigation, differentiating within an inquiry-based classroom, and assessing learning."

Bena Kallick, Education Consultant

"One of the best I have read! A well-written and beneficial professional development resource for inservice elementary teachers wishing to expand their knowledge or refresh their memory."

Christine Anne Royce, Assistant Professor of Education
Shippensburg University

"So easy to follow, including the lists, figures, tables, and activities. The coverage of science methods includes everything I consider a priority to incorporate into a methods class, including the many real-life strategies and examples."

Jerry Clemens, Science Educator, Lake Zurich Middle School North, Hawthorn Woods, IL
Science Methods Instructor, National-Louis University

"Used for systemwide inservice, this book could serve as a framework for lesson development, critique, analysis, and modification. For those just starting out, there are copious useful materials included."

NSTA Recommends

This book is a great price for our students and for the resources it includes I appreciate the sections on the Nature of Science, the websites at the back, as well as practical tips for classrooms. The students like the flow of the book and appreciate how clearly explained the 7E format is throughout.

Mrs Catherine Scott
Curriculum Instruction Dept, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
October 18, 2010

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