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Teaching Children Science A Discovery Approach

ISBN-10: 0205284108
ISBN-13: 9780205284108
Edition: 5th 2000
Authors: Joseph Abruscato
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Preface
Strategies and Techniques
Science and Technology
What are science and technology? Why teach them?
You, Children, and Science: Some Hopes, Some Fears, Some Dreams
What Is Science?
What Is Technology?
Why Teach Children about Science and Technology?
What Is Discovery Learning?
The Scientist: Who Is She?
Learning Science
How can I use key ideas from learning theory to create a discovery-based classroom?
Are You Learning Now?
The Classic Learning Theories
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
Constructivism
Learning Styles
Science Process Skills
How can I use the science process skills as starting points for discovery-based units and lesson plans?
Discovery Learning
The Science Process Skills: Individual Descriptions with Classroom Examples
Planning and Managing
How can I plan and manage discovery-based units and lessons?
The Water Rat and the Sea Horse
The Scope of the Science Curriculum
The Sequence of the Science Curriculum
Unit Planning
Lesson Planning
Classroom Organization and Management for Discovery Learning
Strategies for Discovery Learning
How can I use cooperative learning, special questioning, active listening, and other strategies to foster discovery learning?
The Problem with Talk
Cooperative Learning Strategies
Questioning Strategies
Active Listening Strategies
Demonstrations
Science Textbooks
Assessment for Understanding and Inquiry
How can I move toward using authentic assessment and the assessment recommendations of the NSE standards?
"What D'ja Git?"
Traditional Assessment, Authentic Assessment, and the NSE Standards Approach
Traditional Assessment Techniques
Authentic Assessment Techniques
The NSE Standards Recommendations for Assessing Understanding and Inquiry
Integrating Science
How can I integrate science with other subjects during the school day?
Making Connections
Science and the Language Arts
Science and Mathematics
Science and the Social Studies
Science and Art
Science and Music
Science and Health and Physical Education
Science WebQuests
How can I plan and manage discovery-based projects for my plugged-in classroom?
A Strange Thing Happened on My Way to School One Day
What Is a Science WebQuest?
How to Plan and Prepare a Science WebQuest
Adapting the Science Curriculum
How can I adapt the science curriculum for children from diverse cultural backgrounds, children with special needs, and children with special gifts and talents?
Treasuring the Fleeting Moments
Children from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
Children with Special Needs
Children with Special Gifts and Talents
Earth/Space Sciences and Technology
Unit, Lesson, and Enrichment Starter Ideas: The Earth/Space Sciences and Technology
Kelly's Gift
Assessing Prior Knowledge and Conceptions
Unit Plan Starter Ideas
Lesson Plan Starter Ideas for Common Curriculum Topics
Classroom Enrichment Starter Ideas
Science and Children and Science Scope: Resource Articles for Earth/Space Science Units, Lessons, Activities, and Demonstrations
The Earth's Surface, Atmosphere, and Weather: Content
Spaceship Earth: What Is It Made Of?
The Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
The Earth's Surface, Atmosphere, and Weather: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
The Cosmos: Content
Are We Alone?
What Is the Universe and How Was It Formed?
Our Solar System
Exploring Space: The First Steps
Exploring Space: The Next Steps
The Cosmos: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
Life Sciences and Technology
Unit, Lesson, and Enrichment Starter Ideas: The Life Sciences and Technology
The Tapper
Assessing Prior Knowledge and Conceptions
Unit Plan Starter Ideas
Lesson Plan Starter Ideas for Common Curriculum Topics
Classroom Enrichment Starter Ideas
Science and Children and Science Scope: Resource Articles for Life Science Units, Lessons, Activities, and Demonstrations
Living Things: Content
Living or Nonliving? That's the Question
Classifying Living Things
The Plant Kingdom: A Closer Look
The Animal Kingdom: A Closer Look
Two Very Small but Very Interesting Living Things
Living Things: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
The Human Body: Content
The Body's Systems
The Digestive System
The Skeletal-Muscular System
The Respiratory System
The Nervous System
The Excretory System
The Circulatory System
The Reproductive System
The Human Body: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
Physical Sciences and Technology
Unit, Lesson, and Enrichment Starter Ideas: The Physical Sciences and Technology
The Letter
Assessing Prior Knowledge and Conceptions
Unit Plan Starter Ideas
Lesson Plan Starter Ideas for Common Curriculum Topics
Classroom Enrichment Starter Ideas
Science and Children and Science Scope: Resource Articles for Physical Science Units, Lessons, Activities, and Demonstrations
Matter and Motion: Content
From Atoms to Rockets and Other Technological Wonders
Matter
Motion
Matter and Motion: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
Energies and Machines: Content
How Energy Is Transferred
Electrical Energy
Sound Energy
Light Energy
Heat Energy
Machines
Energies and Machines: Attention Getters, Discovery Activities, and Demonstrations
Attention Getters for Young Learners
Attention Getters for Middle-Level Learners
Discovery Activities for Young Learners
Discovery Activities for Middle-Level Learners
Demonstrations for Young Learners
Demonstrations for Middle-Level Learners
For the Teacher's Desk
Your Classroom Enrichment Handbook
Your Sclence Source Address Book
The National Science Education (NSE) Content Standards, Grades K-8
Index

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