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

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Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated, 2003 - Education - 198 pages
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Intended for both pre-service and practicing teachers,Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, 2/epresents contemporary ideas in a motivating, engaging writing style that captivates future classroom teachers and enhances instruction in the science classroom.

This text offers the first nine basic science teaching methods chapters highlighting strategies and techniques teachers need in order to incorporate cooperative learning, questioning and active listening in their classrooms. This truncated paperback volume is composed of strategies and techniques for teaching science derived from the Sixth Edition of Joseph Abruscato's successful comprehensive text,Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach.

Allow your students to "discover" science through this practical text.

New to This Edition:

  • With a renewed focus on the NSE content standards, this text provides clear direction of what teachers need to know to be prepared for the classroom.
  • Discusses implementation of the NSE K-8 Content Standards and provides curriculum responsive to those standards.
  • Covers elementary science topics including earth and space science, life science, physical sciences, and technology in a lively and engaging style that students find accessible.
  • Satisfies the NSE standards of "the human side of science" (all chapters).
  • Continuing its strength in supportive pedagogy, this text guides students into discovery. Features such as "A Look Ahead," "Go Further," "Quick Checks," and "Demonstrations" provide students with tangible suggestions to bring into the classroom.
"This is an excellent resource for future teachers to have during their actual teaching."
Professor Russell Agne,The University of Vermont

"Dr. Abruscato¿s writing style appeals to those who aspire to teach science as well as to those who have a desire to teach but are among the many who tend to be science shy."
Professor Jim Dawson,Rochester College

Author bio:

Dr. Joseph Abruscatoreceived his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Trenton State College and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He presently teaches science curriculum and methods courses at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He was inspired by his own teachers to enter the teaching profession and his personal experience as a teacher has enhanced his professional work as a teacher educator. Dr. Abruscato has presented hundreds of speeches and workshops across the United States and Canada and has published a variety of science books for children and teachers includingTeaching Children ScienceandWhizbangers and Wonderments.

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What Is It Really?
and Discovering Meaning
Assessment of Understanding and Inquiry

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About the author (2003)

Joseph Abruscato presently teaches science curriculum and methods courses at the University of Vermont, Burlington.

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