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Provides nonscientists with information on what to teach in elementary science and strategies for how to teach it. The first eight chapters explore the theory and methodology of teaching science at the elementary school level. The remaining 14 chapters suggest content and related activities for specific topics--such as plants, heat, sound, machines, and the human body--and can be taught in any order. The new edition adds a chapter on the environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Introducing science to children is not simply a way to help them learn about "the way things work." The vital importance of science discovery lies in its ability to foster intellectual curiosity that will develop into analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and advanced conceptual knowledge in the future. This book helps readers discover the "how"s and "why"s of science in a fresh and exciting way, encouraging a lifelong enthusiasm for science learning. The book's two-part structure offers a comprehensive source of methods, content, and activities. Part I provides background and teaching strategies while Part II explains science concepts folllowed by activities. The activities Section includes topics such as Animals, Plants, Micro-Worlds, The Human Body, Energy, Machines, the Weather, and the Earth. Science educators, parents, administrators, and parents committed to excellence in science education.
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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0205276938
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0205276938