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Science is a quest for explanations. This popular text continues to encourage teachers to help their students learn through discovery, while also providing content on the latest techniques in science teaching. This edition has been thoroughly revised and features a new co-author, Dr. Donald DeRosa of Boston University and a larger trim size and paperback binding for a fresher, more open feel.
The book continues to use its well-regarded pedagogy to help students to learn science. They are:
This establishes a solid foundation in science pedagogy upon which they can build in later years.
The 5 E’s of Learning and Universal Design for Learning have been added to this edition and every chapter correlates to the NSE Content Standards. A new chapter on using technology in the classroom continues to build on the authors’ belief that technology can enhance learning in the science classroom. The new package includes links to video and web resources on the MyEducationLab website.
New To This Edition:
NEW! Features a new co-author in this edition–Dr. Donald DeRosa of Boston University.
NEW! A new paperback binding and larger 8 ½’’ x 11’’ trim size gives the book a fresher and more open feel.
NEW! Includes a new chapter (Chapter 8) Using Technology to Enhance Science Learning.
NEW! Gives an increased focus on technology/multimedia, engineering, and energy conservation–Includes a new Part IV on The Technological Sciences and more earth-friendly and “green” science activities in this edition.
NEW! Fully integrated package--Each chapter correlates to video and web resources within the MyEducationLab website.
NEW! Includes The 5 E’s Learning Cycle--The 5 E’s learning cycle is an instructional design model that presents a framework for constructivist learning theories that can be effectively used in teaching science.
NEW! Universal Design for Learning will be incorporated in Chapter 9Adapting the Science Curriculum-- Universal design is an approach to designing course instruction, materials, and content to benefit students of all learning styles.
NEW! Reorganizes Parts II through IV to be more reader-friendly--The “A” and “B” subchapters of the previous edition will be broken out into content chapters and activities chapters.
NEW! Teaches novice instructors how to differentiate among good and bad science kits and how to utilize them effectively in the classroom.
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Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Seventh Edition
Dr. Joseph Abruscato, Retired from University of Vermont
Dr. Donald DeRosa, Boston University
While encouraging a “discovery approach” to teaching science, this popular text provides comprehensive coverage of the three major aspects of science teaching―methods, content, and activities. A motivating and engaging writing style makes this one of the most accessible science methods book on the market today. Extensively revised, this seventh edition presents the progression of inquiry and the 5Es of Learning as a theme of the text and the framework for each chapter. This consistent framework throughout the methods, content, and activities helps novice teachers establish a solid foundation in science pedagogy for application to lesson planning and classroom instruction.
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To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137156771. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780138006112.
About the Author:
Joseph Abruscato is a former public school science teacher and Science Methods professor retired from University of Vermont. He has also wrote or co-authored a variety of materials for teachers and students including Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, Third Edition and The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities.
Dr. Donald DeRosa has worked in the field of science education for twenty years as a classroom teacher; teacher educator; and director of CityLab, a biotechnology-learning laboratory for teachers and students at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching where he teaches courses in elementary science education. His research interests focus on the development of effective methods to teach scientific thinking. In addition to conducting workshops on biotechnology education and inquiry-based science teaching for in-service teachers, Dr. DeRosa has co-authored several curriculum supplements in biotechnology and has consulted in the development of biotechnology programs throughout the United States and Europe.
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