Constructivist approach to teaching science. Provides teachers with insight into the nature of science and teaching methods that encourage active learning. This text is etracted from the more comprehensive Science in Elementary Education.
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For instructors who prefer to generate their own activities, coverage addresses the vital role played by science in the elementary school curriculum, and gives students the background they need to present science in a way that effectively conveys its importance. Students learn to decide what science is basic, useful, and learnable for children; how to recognize and assess differences in children's thinking; how to use closed-ended and open-ended activities; how to locate and use a variety of resources to teach science; and how to organize and evaluate science teaching.From the Back Cover:
This book presents practical methods of how to teach science to elementary and early middle-level learners. This volume includes the methods material from, Science in Elementary Education, Eighth Edition, excluding the activities and investigations segment. This book includes why science education is basic to children's schooling and explains the foundations that give it form and substance. It also includes the cluster of related teaching skills through the step-by-step descriptions and the use of numerous real-life examples in each chapter.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130165824
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130165824