Science in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries

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Februar 2010



Substantially rewritten to focus on inquiry teaching and learning as espoused in the National Science Education Standards, the new edition of "Science in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries" will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, facilitate, adapt, and assess inquiry experiences consistent with today's science classroom. It accomplishes this by implementing the 6E model of inquiry teaching, addressing the planning and needs of inquiry teaching classrooms, and describing the materials teachers need to get up and running. This practical text includes over 350 Teaching Tips throughout and Twelve Inquiry Units that model constructivist applications, build conceptual knowledge, and provide a bank of classroom-tested lessons to use in science classrooms.


Part One METHODS FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE Ch. 1: Inquiring Minds in the Classroom A National Focus on Inquiry The Nature of Science How Do Children and Society Benefit When Science Is Taught Properly? Ch. 2: Discovering Science Through Inquiry Inquiry and Its Role in Promoting Scientific Literacy Inquiry as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning Inquiry and Scientists Inquiry and Children Convergence of Ideas Constructivism and Science Teaching and Learning A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Preparing for Inquiry in Your Classroom Ch. 3: Planning for Inquiry Planning Inquiry Experiences Development of a 6E Lesson National Standards and Planning Ch. 4: Inquiry and Assessment Assessment Today NCLB Linking Assessment to Inquiry The 6E Model and Assessment Authentic Assessment Characteristics of Good Assessment Performance-Based Assessment Project-Based Assessment Peer or Individual Assessments Interviews Journals Portfolios Concept Maps Teacher Observations Open-Ended Questions Assessing Attitudes Ch. 5: Inquiry and Science as Practice Inquiry and Scientific Skill Development The Goals of Science as Practice Four Strands of Science Scientific Skills in Support of Science as Practice Observing Classifying Measuring Communicating Inferring Predicting Experimenting Scientific Attitudes Curiosity Inventiveness Critical Thinking Persistence Uncertainty Developing Attitudes Ch. 6: Inquiry Experiences for All Children Celebrating Diversity Cultural Diversity Linguistic Diversity Gender Equality Teaching Students with Special Needs Inclusive Classrooms Assisting Students with Disabilities Children with Disabilities Working with Gifted Students Ch. 7: Inquiry Learning Opportunities Opportunity to Learn Historical Perspective Science Fairs Invention Conventions Science Learning Centers Science Projects Science Learning Resources Technology Education as a Science Learning Opportunity Ch. 8: Professional Development in Support of Inquiry Lifelong Learning Establishing Inservice Programs A Personal View Mentoring Programs Teacher as Researcher Part Two CONCEPTS AND INQUIRIES FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE Inquiry Unit 1: Physical Science Light Energy and Color Benchmarks Pathways of Light Concepts Light Refraction Concepts Color Concepts Color Blindness Perception and the Eye Concepts Heat Energy Benchmarks Expansion and Contraction Concepts Changing States of Matter Concepts Temperature and Heat Energy Concepts The Calorie and the BTU Conduction, Convection, and Radiation Concepts Sound Energy Benchmarks Sound Vibration Concepts How Sounds Travel Concepts Reflected and Absorbed Sounds Concept How Pitch Changes Concepts Hearing and Locating Sounds Concepts Magnetic Interaction Benchmarks Magnets and What They Attract Concepts Making Magnets Concepts Fields of Force Concepts Magnetic Pole Concepts Magnetic Therapy and Care of Magnets Concepts Electrical Energy Benchmarks Closed and Open Circuit Concepts Series and Parallel Circuit Concepts Electrical Flow Concepts Electromagnet Concepts Generating Electricity Concepts Simple Machine Benchmarks Screws and Inclined Planes Concepts Lever Concepts Wheel and Axle Concepts Pulley Concepts Motion and Friction Concepts Simple Machine Print Resources Inquiry Unit 2: Life Science Plant Life Benchmarks Seed-Related Concepts Vegetative Reproduction Concepts Environmental Conditions Concepts Plant Part and Function Concepts Adaptation and Survival Concepts Molds and Fungi Concepts Animal Life Benchmarks Classification of Animals Concepts Animals with Backbones Concepts Animals Without Backbones Concepts Ecological Concepts Human Body and Nutrition Benchmarks Skeletal and Muscle Systems Concepts Nervous System Concepts Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Concepts Digestive System Concepts Food and Nutrition Concepts Human Body and Nutrition Print Resources Inquiry Unit 3: Earth and Space Science The Earth's Changing Surface Benchmarks Weathering and Erosion Concepts Soil and its Makeup Concepts Building Up of the Land Concepts How Rocks Are Formed Concepts Water, Air, and Weather Benchmarks Water Concepts Air and Its Properties Concepts Weather Concepts Condensation The Earth in Space Benchmarks Time and the Seasons Concepts Moon, Earth, and Sun Orbits Concepts Solar System and Beyond Concepts Gravity and the Laws of Motion Concepts The Earth in Space Print Resources Appendix A: Professional Bibliography Appendix B: Science Curriculum Projects Appendix C: Commercial Science Suppliers Appendix D: Environments and Nutrition for Classroom Animals Appendix E: Summary of Children's Thinking Appendix F: State Education Agencies References Index


Joe Peters taught K-12 science before joining the UWF faculty. He has numerous presentations and publications, remains active in K-12 classrooms, and is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Elementary Science Education. Other service includes a Distinguished Service Award (NARST), Leadership Award (NSELA), Executive Secretary for ASTE, and representation to ICASE, Triangle Coalition, and CSSP.
EAN: 9780135031506
ISBN: 0135031508
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 556 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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