Constructing Early Childhood Science

ISBN-10: 0766813193

ISBN-13: 9780766813199

Edition: 2001

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Description: "Constructing Early Childhood Science" focuses on teaching children how to actively engage in the scientific process, rather than learn about it passively. Each chapter begins with at least one hands-on activity, designed to help young science students begin to construct their conceptualizations. The activities include references to nearly 150 different children's literature titles; a feature designed to assist teachers in developing an interdisciplinary approach to instruction. Recurrent themes in the book include ways of utilizing technology, teaching multicultural populations, interdisciplinary approaches and involving parents and the community in the science program. Thoroughly researched, this manual cites the most contemporary publications on each topic.

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Book details

List price: $179.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

David Jerner Martin (Ph.D.) is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University. A gifted teacher and an outspoken advocate of constructivist-based teaching, he is best known as the author of the pioneering text, ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH, now in its Sixth Edition. Dr. Martin has consulted on constructivist teaching at home and abroad, and was technical consultant with The Weather Channel for The Weather Classroom. He has received several university awards for distinguished teaching and publications.

Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Student
Constructing Goals for Early Childhood Science Education
The Basic Scientific Processes: Observing
The Basic Scientific Processes: Classifying
The Basic Scientific Processes: Communicating
The Basic Scientific Processes: Measuring
The Basic Scientific Processes: Predicting
The Basic Scientific processes: Inferring
The Process-Oriented Objective
The Integrated Scientific Processes: Identifying and Controlling Variables
The Integrated Scientific Processes: Formulating and Testing Hypotheses
The Integrated Scientific Processes: Defining Operationally
The Integrated Scientific Processes: Interpreting Data
The Integrated Scientific Processes: Experimenting
The Integrated scientific Processes: Constructing Models
Constructivism
Process-Oriented Inquiry
Learner Differences
Assessment
The Early Childhood Science Education Classroom
Science Beyond the Classroom
Technology in Early Childhood Science Education
Reading, Writing, and Science
Interdisciplinary Integration
The Early Childhood Science Education Professional
Selected Sources of Free and Inexpensive Materials
Materials for a well-Equipped Early Childhood Science Classroom
Activities Cross-Referenced to content standards of the National Science Education Standards
Listing of Children's Literature Cited
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