Methods for Teaching Science As Inquiry

ISBN-10: 0132353296

ISBN-13: 9780132353298

Edition: 10th 2009

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Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry 10/e,nbsp;demonstrates a manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry successfully into the science classroom, scaffolding concepts and illustrating instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching.The primary focus is on the 5E modelEngaging, Exploring, Explaining, Elaborating, and Evaluatinga Learning Cycle model that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards, seamlessly integrating inquiry and the standards. It creates a science teaching framework best suited for engaging students in meaningful science learning.For pre-service and practicing elementary school science teachers and aids.
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Book details

List price: $136.60
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

"Messing About in Science": An Introduction
Children, Science, and Inquiry: Some Preliminary Questions
Constructive Learning
An Invitation to Inquiry Science: Leaves
Why Should Science Be Taught in Elementary School?
Learning to Think and Understand
Scientific Literacy
Science Education and Natural Concerns
Language Literacy and Mathematics Competency
Early Science and the NCLB Legislation
U.S. Science Education: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?
Where Have We Been in Science Education
Where Are We Now in Science Education
Where Are We Going in Science Education
What Shall We Teach in Science?
Conceptual Knowledge and Understanding in Science
Abilities to Carry Out Scientific Inquiry
Questions for Investigations
An Invitation to Inquiry Science: Magnetic Interactions
Understandings About the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry
Science and Technology
Teachers and Inquiry
Summary
Online Professional Development
Processes and Strategies for Inquiring
Processes of Science
Observing
Classifying
Inferring
Measuring
Communicating
Predicting
Hypothesizing
Experimenting
Types of Investigations
Investigation Strategies
Types of Investigations
Investigating Mealworms: Descriptive, Classificatory, and Experimental Inquiries
Mystery Powders: A Descriptive and Classificatory Investigation
Germinating Seeds and Growing Plants: A Descriptive and Experimental Inquiry Project
Teachers, Children, and Inquiry
Summary
Online Professional Development
Learning Science with Understanding
The New View of Learning
Constructing Knowledge with Understanding in Science
Levels of Understanding
Enhancing the Understanding of Science
Provide for Access to Prior Knowledge
Provide for Transfer of New Knowledge
Enhance Knowledge Organization
Provide Scaffolding Support
Build Learning Communities
Children's Alternative Conceptions and Science Learning
A Strategy for Conceptual Change: Moon Watching
Development, Learning, and Science Teaching
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Children's Theories of Floating and Sinking
Developmentally Appropriate Science
Grade Placement of the Cartesian Diver
Summary
Online Professional Development
Teaching Science for Understanding: The 5-E Model of Instruction
Inquiry Instruction
Features of Inquiry Instruction
Models of Instruction
The 5-E Model of Science Instruction
Phases of the 5-E Model
Teaching Electrical Concepts Through the 5-E Model of Instruction
Using the 5-E Model to Sequence Science Activities
Guided Discovery, Textbook, and Direct Instruction Approaches to Teaching Science
Guided Discovery
Direct Instruction
A Textbook Approach to Science Teaching
Research on the Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Science Instruction
Selecting Instructional Approaches for Teaching Science
Summary
Online Professional Development
Planning and Managing Inquiry Instruction
Planning Science Lessons
Select Science Content to Be Taught and Learned
Write Appropriate Objectives
Select and Design Lesson Activities
Design Assessment Experiences
A Lesson Plan on Floating and Sinking
Assessment and Evaluation Plan for the Floating and Sinking Lesson
Managing Inquiry Instruction and Learning
Grouping Students for Learning
Safety in the Science Classroom
Managing Classroom Behavior
Implementing Learning Activities
Summary
Online Professional Development
Assessing Science Learning
Assessment and Evaluation
Assessment and Inquiry Science
Key Question to Guide Assessment in Inquiry Science
Diagnostic, Formative, and Summative Assessment
Diagnostic Assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Informal, Traditional, and Performance Assessments
Informal Assessment
Traditional Assessment
Performance Assessment
Fitting Assessment Methods to Learning Objectives
Examples of Informal Assessments
Assessing Students' Conceptual Knowledge and Understanding
Examples of Performance Assessment Items
Using Performance Tasks to Assess Science Knowledge
Using Performance Tasks to Assess Science Understanding
Assessing Multiple Objectives Through Performance Assessments
Examples of Traditional Assessment Items
Assessing Science Knowledge with Traditional Items
Assessing Understanding with Traditional Items
Assessing the Application of Science Processes and Inquiry Procedures with Traditional Items
Characteristics of Items on State Tests of Science
Science Standards and Statewide Tests
Using Released Tests to Help Students Prepare for State Tests
Summary
Online Professional Development
Effective Questioning
Questioning: An Essential Tool for Teachers
Closed and Open-Ended Questions
Questioning to Guide Inquiry Discussions
Engage Using Questioning to Initiate Inquiry
Explore: Using Questioning to Guide Discussions of Observations
Explain: Using Questioning to Guide Discussions of Explanations
Elaborate: Questioning to Guide Discussions of Applications to New Situations
Responding to Student Ideas
Accept Student Responses
Extend Student Responses
Probe Student Responses
Questioning Strategies in the Classroom: Properties of Air in First Grade
Some Considerations in Questioning
Increase Your Wait-Time
Gradually Fade Your Questioning Support
Listen to One Another
Consider Cultural Implications of Your Questions
Remember, We All Need Strokes!
Summary
Online Professional Development
Technology Tools and Resources for Inquiry Science
Educational Technology
The Internet as a Technology Resource for Inquiry Science
Use Internet Images to Engage Students in Inquiry into Volcanoes
Use Archived Data on Whale Movements in 5-E Lessons
Explore Space Through the Internet
Take a Virtual Field Trip
Visit Science Exhibits Online
Take a Factory Tour via the Internet
Use Commercialy Available Multimedia Packages to Enhance Science Inquiry
The Great Solar System Rescue: A Simulation for Science Classes
Take Your Case to Science Court
Explore the Skies with Planetarium Programs
Use Virtual Laboratories
Use Instructional Software Packages
Learn with Computer-Assisted Instruction Packages
Explore the World with Global Information Systems
Explore the Potential of Digital Cameras and Digital Microscopes
Contribute to and Use Computer Databases
Contribute to and Use Regional Databases
Participate in the GLOBE Project
Collect Observational Data on Clouds
Use Archived Data to Discover Weather Patterns
Use Computer-Based Laboratories to Collect and Process Data
Use Spreadsheets to Organize and Analyze Data
Communicate Through Multimedia Presentations
Managing Educational Technology in the Science Classroom
Using Different Arrangements of Computers in Your School
Selecting Science Software and Internet Sites
Acceptable Use Policies for the Internet
Take the Plunge-Join the Information Age
Summary
Online Professional Development
Connecting Science with Other Subjects
Connecting Science and Mathematics
Quantifying the Real World
Organizing and Interpreting Data
Using Patterns and Relationships
Operating on Numerical Data
Connecting Science and Literacy
Science and Reading
Writing in Science
Connecting Science and Social Studies
Plan Lessons Around Science/Technology/Society Themes
Weather: A Science and Social Studies Lesson for Grade 3
A River Ran Wild: A Science and Social Studies Lesson for Grades 3-5
The Environment and Native American Culture: A Science/Social Studies Lesson for Upper Grades
Summary
Online Professional Development
Science for All Learners
Students with Special Learning Needs
Common Standards, Common Assessments, Diverse Pathways
Making Modifications for Students with Special Learning Needs
Science for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
Science for Students with Mental Retardation
Science for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Science for Students with Visual Impairments
Science for Students with Hearing Impairments
Science for Gifted and Talented Students
Make Real Inclusion a Goal
Stimulate Gifted Students by the Way You Teach
Science for Students from Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Backgrounds
English Language Learners and Inquiry Science
Sheltered Instruction and the 5-E Model of Inquiry
Students from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds and Inquiry Science
Summary
Online Professional Development
References
Appendixes
Safety Requirements and Suggestions for Elementary and Middle School Inquiry Activities
Measuring Tools, Measuring Skills
Selected Sources of Science Supplies, Models, Living Things, Kits, and Software
Selected Science Education Periodicals for Teachers and Children
Professional Societies for Teachers of Science, Science Supervisors, and Science Educators
Contemporary Elementary Science Projects and Programs
Index
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