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Science Stories : A Science Methods Book for Elementary Science Teachers

ISBN-10: 0618122818

ISBN-13: 9780618122813

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Janice Koch

List price: $69.55
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This methods text for junior school science teachers is designed to build science knowledge while preparing students to be effective teachers and learners.
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Book details

List price: $69.55
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 439
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Contents 1. An Invitation to Elementary School Science What Is Science, and Why Teach It? How Do Students Learn Science? New Standards for Science Education Issues of Diversity The Role of Technology Structure of This Book Becoming an Elementary School Science Teacher I. The Scientist Within 2. 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 Practice I: Your Science Autobiography Reflective Practice II: Keeping a Science Journal The Inner Scientist 3. Children's Scientific Selves Science Story: The Bottle and the Balloon Helping Students Construct Meaning Science Story: Two Dishes of Water From Experiences to Meaning Making Children as Knowers II. Doing Science with Children: Inquiry in Practice 4. The Teacher as Mediator Science Story: Icicles Mediation and Alternative Conceptions Science Story: From Icicles to Ice Cubes: The Next Day Following the Students' Questioning 5. 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 6. Making Connections: Science in the Students' Own Environment Diversity Within and Without Science Corners Field Trips Science Story: Making Connections, Inside and Outside the Classroom The Daily Life of the Classroom 7. 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? Science Story: States of Matter and Scrambled Eggs: An Eggsperiment Science Experiences as Life Experiences 8. 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 9. Extending Curriculum: Explorations of Liquids Science Story: Looking at Liquids Science Story: The Next Day: Building Science Toys to Illustrate Density Science Story: The Two Cakes Science Story: The Cans of Soda Science Story: The Floating Egg Extending Curriculum: Taking Advantage of Emerging Relevance Science Story: Floating and Sinking Fruits Looking Back to Look Ahead 10. Making Models: Explorations of the Solar System The Usefulness of Models Science Story: An Edible Solar System Models and Meanings Science Story: A Model Orbit Science Story: Shapes of the Moon Using Moon-Phase Journals 11. Expanding the Science "Box": Explorations of Electricity Science Story: Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires Science Story: Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires Revisited Thinking About Teaching and Learning Moving Ahead III. Creating the Science Experience in Your Classroom 12. 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 Questions for Your Own Reflection 13. Elementary School Science and Technology: A Seamless Connection The Meanings and Uses of Technology Making Observations and Gathering Data Internet Projects and Collaboration Using Commercial Software for Elementary Science Instruction Internet Resources for Teachers Your Role in Promoting Computer Technology Technology and Learning: Some Concluding Thoughts 14. Elementary School Science Content: The Big Ideas, the Curriculum, 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 Designing Elementary Science Curricula 15. 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 the National Science Education Standards Teaching, Learning, and Assessing 16. Pulling It All Together: Reflection and Self-Assessment Your Scientific Self Becoming a Reflective Teacher Professional Development Valuing Your Students' Own Ideas How Am I Doing? A Guide to Self-Evaluation Looking Back to Look Ahead: A New Chapter in Your Science Autobiography More Resources for Teachers Glossary References Index