Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades

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Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated, 2004 - Education - 198 pages
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This truncated, paperback volume is composed of strategies and techniques for teaching science derived from the Sixth Edition of Joseph Abruscato's successful text, Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach. This text offers the first nine chapters of Teaching Children Science, providing students with a discovery approach to promote the teaching of the concepts, skills, and attitudes of science in the classroom. These nine basic science teaching methods chapters cover strategies and techniques for teachers to incorporate cooperative learning, questioning, and active listening in their classrooms. The author also covers planning and managing discovery-based units, assessing students' learning and understanding, the preparation of Internet-based Science WebQuests, and integrating science across the curriculum.

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Contents

What Is It Really?
10
and Discovering Meaning
23
Assessment of Understanding and Inquiry
99
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Joseph Abruscato is a former public school science teacher who is presently teaching science methods and curriculum development to pre-service teachers at the University of Vermont. All of his students are engaged in school practicum work that includes the planning and teaching of science units and lessons. He has also authored or co-authored a variety of materials for teachers and students including "Teaching Children Science" and "The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities,

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