Predict, Observe, Explain Activities Enhancing Scientific Understanding

ISBN-10: 1935155237
ISBN-13: 9781935155232
Edition: 2010
List price: $29.95
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Description: The authors provide middle and high school science teachers with more than 100 student activities to help the students develop their understanding of scientific concepts. The powerful Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) strategy, field-tested by  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: National Science Teachers Association
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

The authors provide middle and high school science teachers with more than 100 student activities to help the students develop their understanding of scientific concepts. The powerful Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) strategy, field-tested by hundreds of teachers, is designed to foster student inquiry and challenge existing conceptions that students bring to the classroom.The POE strategy allows students to reflect on their experiences with and understanding of a subject before making a prediction about the outcome of an experiment and discussing the prediction with classmates. Following up this discussion with observations and then scientific explanations of the outcome gives students a more in-depth understanding of the subject at hand. Furthermore, the authors' POE strategy helps teachers gain insight into students' thinking throughout the learning process. Practicing the POE strategy also serves preservice teachers who need to develop strong pedagogy as they attempt to engage students in science learning and understanding.The 15 chapters cover topics such as force and motion, temperature and heat, light, chemical change, and life processes in plants. Lessons include worksheets, scientific explanations of the concepts of being studied, summaries of student responses during the field tests, synopses of research findings, and lists of necessary materials. In Predict, Observe, Explain, Haysom and Bowen make it easy for novice and experienced teachers alike to incorporate a teaching method that helps students understand, and even enjoy, science and learning.

He is a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mysteries & non-fiction works. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1976. While at Harvard, he served on the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. Before going to Harvard, Bowen graduated summa cum laude from Rockhurst College, a small jesuit college in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a bacherlor's degree in History. Bowen lives with his wife, Sara Armbruster Bowen (also a Harvard Law School graduate), & their three younger children in Fox Point, a suburb of Milwaukee.

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