Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy (8th Edition)

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9780130992345: Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy (8th Edition)

For Middle and Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum courses. Solidly grounded in current recommendations of the National Science Education Standards, this text offers teaching guidance and strategies for physical, biological, and earth science courses for middle school, junior high, and high school. The Authors' extensive curriculum development experience imbues the text with a practical focus. Their collective knowledge of the field balances coverage of the theory and research behind the strategies they present. Also, inherent in the text is a description of the role of constructivism in science teaching and the connection between science and society including how technological development is driven by societal needs.

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Using their extensive teaching experiences, these authors convey principles and practices of secondary school science teaching through practical examples of successful teaching strategies. The Sixth Edition updates coverage to reflect the latest developments, guidelines and everchanging profile of today's diverse classroom.

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Merrill Education invites you to rediscover Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy, Eighth Edition. Still reflecting the latest in learning theory, inquiry, and professional development, this text has new pedagogy that makes it even easier for students to incorporate the hands-on, practical activities and exercises in their own classrooms.

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  • Engage your students with Teaching Science Activity features, Investigating Science Teaching, Engaging in Action Research, and Experiencing Ethical Analysis. Located at the ends of the chapters, they provide an opportunity for students to experience science for themselves.
  • Icons highlight new integrated technology resources. Discussions of technology have been updated and woven throughout the text, including Technology margin notes that encourage students to visit the text's website at www.prenhall.com/trowbridge for further research and supplemental science activities.
  • Guest Editorials showcase real preservice and inservice science teachers. These editorials appear throughout the text to help illustrate concepts and provide real-world context for students.

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