Doing what Scientists Do: Children Learn to Investigate Their World

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Pearson Education, 1991 - Education - 194 pages
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Teachers and administrators wanting to make elementary science programs work will find out how in these pages. This book translates the theory of "discovery science" into a method that teachers can use. It shows:

  • how to begin and how to keep going
  • how to organize space and materials
  • how to manage the classroom in a way that encourages focus and interest
  • how to inspire curiosity and help satisfy it

Rich with examples of children's work and classroom dialogue, this is a practical book, meant to help teachers implement its ideas.

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H Interpreting Childrens Work
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A graduate of Cornell University, ELLEN DORIS has taught science in a variety of settings, including schools, museums, and outdoor programs. She currently teaches in the Greenfield Center School and conducts workshops nationally for the Northeast Foundation for Children.

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