Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach (6th Edition)

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Intended for both pre-service and practicing teachers, Teaching Children Science provides elementary science methods, content, and activities using Abruscato's "discovery approach" and presents contemporary ideas in a motivating, engaging writing style that captivates future classroom teachers and enhances his/her instruction in the science classroom.

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Intended for both pre-service and practicing teachers, Teaching Children Science, Sixth Edition provides elementary science methods, content, and activities using Abruscato's “discovery approach” presenting contemporary ideas in a motivating, engaging writing style that captivates future classroom teachers and enhances instruction in the science classroom.

Allow your students to “discover” science through this practical text.

  • Each chapter begins with “A Look Ahead” and “Going Further.” Each chapter concludes with a summary, “Suggested Readings,” and “Real Teachers Talking: A Starting Point for Thinking, Talking, and Writing.”
  • In the first section, STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES, the author starts your students on a path to discovery by asking questions like¿¿
    • How Can I Use Key Ideas from Learning Theory to Create a Discovery-Based Classroom?
    • How Can I Use the Science Process Skills as Starting Points for Discovery Unit and Lesson Planning?
    • How Can I Use Cooperative Learning, Special Questioning, Active Listening and Other Strategies to Foster Discovery Learning? And more¿
  • In the second section, EARTH/SPACE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY: UNIT/LESSON PLAN STARTER IDEAS, SCIENCE CONTENT AND DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES, your students will learn how to adapt science curriculum, bring in content, and conduct activities in areas such as The Cosmos and The Earth¿s Atmosphere.
  • In the third section, LIFE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY: UNIT/LESSON PLAN STARTER IDEAS, SCIENCE CONTENT AND DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES, your students will learn how to adapt science curriculum, bring in content, and conduct activities in areas such as Plants and Animals and The Human Body.
“This is an excellent resource for future teachers to have during their actual teaching.”
Professor Russell Agne, The University of Vermont

“Dr. Abruscato¿s writing style appeals to those who aspire to teach science as well as to those who have a desire to teach but are among the many who tend to be science shy.”
Professor Jim Dawson, Rochester College

Author bio:

Dr. Joseph Abruscato received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Trenton State College and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He presently teaches science curriculum and methods courses at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He was inspired by his own teachers to enter the teaching profession and his personal experience as a teacher has enhanced his professional work as a teacher educator. Dr. Abruscato has presented hundreds of speeches and workshops across the United States and Canada and has published a variety of science books for children and teachers including Teaching Children Science and Whizbangers and Wonderments.

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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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