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Science Stories Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

ISBN-10: 061837647X
ISBN-13: 9780618376476
Edition: 3rd 2005
Authors: Janice Koch
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Description: Using narratives about science in the classroom as a tool for teaching and learning, this text helps prepare teachers to build their own knowledgethrough a constructivist approachand learn from students' experiences. Each science story presents  More...

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Book details

List price: $128.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 4/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Using narratives about science in the classroom as a tool for teaching and learning, this text helps prepare teachers to build their own knowledgethrough a constructivist approachand learn from students' experiences. Each science story presents actual classroom scenarios that demonstrate content, learning, and strategies in action. Stories are followed by "Expanding Meanings" sections, as well as coverage of the "Teaching Ideas," "Science Ideas," and "Science Standards" applicable to each one. Broadened coverage includes science stories from grades six through eight; the corresponding passages address concepts and issues relevant to middle school students. Coverage of standards includes National Science Education Standards and an emphasis on the National Education Technology Standards from ISTE. Marginal icons highlight these for easy reference. The chapter on assessment has been expanded to include information on technology-enhanced methods, using such tools as PowerPoint and concept maps.

Janice Koch is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York. She taught courses in elementary, middle, and secondary science methods as well as courses for teachers in action research, qualitative research, and gender issues in the classroom. Dr. Koch shares her passion for teaching and learning through presentations as well as through her introduction to education text, TEACH, 2nd Edition (2014, Cengage). Her acclaimed textbook, SCIENCE STORIES, has been used by thousands of pre-service and in-service educators interested in creating meaningful science experiences for their students. She and her husband currently reside in Central Maryland, where she consults on education projects across the country.

Note: Each chapter begins with Focusing Questions and concludes with Key Terms
The Scientist Within
An Invitation to Teaching Science
What Is Science, and Why Teach It?
How Do Students Learn Science?
Science Story: Listening to Students' Ideas
Science Story: The Search for Understanding: A Toaster Story Standards for Science Education
Issues of Diversity
The Role of Technology Structure of This Book
Becoming a Science Teacher Resources for Further Exploration
Locating Your Scientific Self Science Story: Why the Balloon Doesn't Pop: An Experience for New Teachers
Teachers as Scientists Beliefs About Science: We Teach
What We Think What Is a Scientist?
Stereotype Versus Reality Reflective
Your Science Autobiography Reflective
Keeping a Science Journal The Inner Scientist Resources for Further Exploration
Doing Science With Students: Inquiry in Practice
The Teacher as Mediator
Science Story: The Bottle and the Balloon Helping Students Construct Meaning
Science Story: Icicles Mediation and Alternative Conceptions
Science Story: The "Skin" of Water Students As Knowers
The Science Circus: Using the Skills of Scientific Study
The Science Circus
Science Story: The Circus Comes to Mount Holly
Science in the Classroom and in Everyday Life
Family Science Night
Making Connections: Science in the Students'
Own Environment Diversity Within and Without Science Corners
Science Story: Making Connections, Inside and Outside the Classroom
The Daily Life of the Classroom
Science Is Not Neat: Explorations of Matter Classifying Science Story: Exploring Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Science Story: Mysterious Matter If It's So Messy, Can It Be Science?
Sustained Inquiry: Explorations of Living Things
Science Story: What Does It Mean to Be Alive?
Plants and Animals in Your Science Corner
Science Story: From Seed to Plant: A Failed Experiment
Science Story: What's Inside a Seed?
Science Story: Planting in a Vacant Lot
Science Story: When Is a Vegetable a Fruit?
A Classroom Invertebrate Science Story: A Book of Snails Working Together to Conduct Investigations Over Time
Spiraling Curriculum: Explorations of Density
Science Story: Looking at Liquids
Science Story: Delving Deeper into Density
Extending Curriculum: Taking Advantage of Emerging Relevance
Science Story: Floating and Sinking Fruits
Looking Back to Look Ahead
Science Story: Apples, Potatoes, and Density "Replacement" of Understandings
Making Models: Explorations of the Solar System
The Usefulness of Models
Science Story: An Edible Solar System
Models and Meaning
Science Story: A Model Orbit
Science Story: Shapes of the Moon
Using Moon-Phase Journals
Expanding the Science "Box": Explorations of Electricity and Atoms
Science Story: Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires
Science Story: Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires Revisited
Thinking About Teaching and Learning
Science Story: Making Models of Atoms Design Technology
Creating the Science Experience in Your Classroom
Planning for Science: Lesson Plans and Instructional Strategies
An Activity Is Not a Lesson Planning the Lesson
The Role of Questioning
Science Learning Groups: Creating an Environment for Cooperative Learning
Inclusive Science Education Questions for Your Own
Reflection Resources for Further Exploration
Science and Technology: A Seamless Connection
The Meanings and Uses of Technology
Making Observations and Gathering Data
Internet Projects and Collaboration
Science Story: A WebQuest on Marine Organisms
Using Commercial Software for Science Instruction
Internet Resources for Teachers
Technology and Learning: Some Concluding Thoughts
Resources for Further Exploration
Science Content and Curriculum: The Big Ideas and Your Scientific
Self Making Big Ideas
Your Own Ideas
Ways of Thinking About Science
Topics Systems Interactions and Patterns of Change
From Content to Curriculum Developing Curriculum
Units Resources for Further Exploration
What's the Big Idea?
Assessing What Students Know and Are Able to Do Assessment and Testing
Assessment and the Instructional Context
Using Science
Journals for Assessment
Using Science Portfolios for Assessment
Using Science Conversations for Assessment
Using Technology to Assess
Understanding Multiple Types of Performances
Science Story: Third Graders Enact the Water Cycle
Science Story: Second Graders
Do a Station Assessment for a Unit on Matter Assessment and National Standards Teaching, Learning, and Assessing
Resources for Further Exploration
Pulling It All Together: Reflection and Self-Assessment
Your Scientific Self Becoming a Reflective Teacher
Professional Development How Am I Doing?
A Guide to Self-Evaluation
Looking Back to Look Ahead: A New Chapter in Your Science Autobiography
Resources for Further Exploration
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