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Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8: Nurturing Natural Investigators in the Standards-Based Classroom

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Designed for use in primary schools, these original activities will enrich teaching and learning in science by connecting constructivist theory and practical lesson planning and teaching.</p> <p>The book includes a resource list provides guide for building a science friendly environment in the school, and strategies to support special education students and those with additional learning needs are provided.

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Invite young minds to engage in meaningful, standards-based science

Good teachers know that science is more than just a collection of facts in a textbook and that teaching science goes beyond the mere transmission of information. Actively engaging students in the learning process is critical to building their knowledge base, assessing progress, and meeting science standards. Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8 shows teachers how to transform students' natural curiosity into dynamic learning opportunities. By helping students construct new knowledge using the understandings they bring to the classroom, teachers can make the most of instruction and new learning experiences. With practical applications, teaching strategies, activities, and assessment tools, this reader-friendly book demonstrates how to teach student-ready, standards-based science.

Teachers will be able to use: Classic and new activities to teach big ideas with basic materials An interview approach for uncovering student misunderstandings that block new learningA rich resource list for finding materials and organizationsGuidelines for building a science-friendly environment Sample lessons and learning experiences aligned to national science standards Discussion questions for teacher study groups in each chapter

For both experienced and novice teachers, this accessible resource provides the perfect method to teach science in sound ways that make sense to students.

Synopsis:

Invite young minds to engage in meaningful, standards-based science

Good teachers know that science is more than just a collection of facts in a textbook and that teaching science goes beyond the mere transmission of information. Actively engaging students in the learning process is critical to building their knowledge base, assessing progress, and meeting science standards. Teaching Constructivist Science, K???8 shows teachers how to transform students' natural curiosity into dynamic learning opportunities. By helping students construct new knowledge using the understandings they bring to the classroom, teachers can make the most of instruction and new learning experiences. With practical applications, teaching strategies, activities, and assessment tools, this reader-friendly book demonstrates how to teach student-ready, standards-based science.

Teachers will be able to use: Classic and new activities to teach big ideas with basic materials An interview approach for uncovering student misunderstandings that block new learningA rich resource list for finding materials and organizationsGuidelines for building a science-friendly environment Sample lessons and learning experiences aligned to national science standards Discussion questions for teacher study groups in each chapter

For both experienced and novice teachers, this accessible resource provides the perfect method to teach science in sound ways that make sense to students.

Synopsis:

This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412925761
Author:
Bentley, Michael L.
Publisher:
Corwin Press
Author:
Ebert, Edward S., II
Author:
Ebert II, Edward S.
Author:
Ebert, Christine
Subject:
Curricula
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Study and teaching (elementary)
Subject:
Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Subject:
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Subject:
Education-Teaching Science
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
8.53x10.81x.60 in. 1.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Invite young minds to engage in meaningful, standards-based science

Good teachers know that science is more than just a collection of facts in a textbook and that teaching science goes beyond the mere transmission of information. Actively engaging students in the learning process is critical to building their knowledge base, assessing progress, and meeting science standards. Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8 shows teachers how to transform students' natural curiosity into dynamic learning opportunities. By helping students construct new knowledge using the understandings they bring to the classroom, teachers can make the most of instruction and new learning experiences. With practical applications, teaching strategies, activities, and assessment tools, this reader-friendly book demonstrates how to teach student-ready, standards-based science.

Teachers will be able to use: Classic and new activities to teach big ideas with basic materials An interview approach for uncovering student misunderstandings that block new learningA rich resource list for finding materials and organizationsGuidelines for building a science-friendly environment Sample lessons and learning experiences aligned to national science standards Discussion questions for teacher study groups in each chapter

For both experienced and novice teachers, this accessible resource provides the perfect method to teach science in sound ways that make sense to students.

"Synopsis" by , Invite young minds to engage in meaningful, standards-based science

Good teachers know that science is more than just a collection of facts in a textbook and that teaching science goes beyond the mere transmission of information. Actively engaging students in the learning process is critical to building their knowledge base, assessing progress, and meeting science standards. Teaching Constructivist Science, K???8 shows teachers how to transform students' natural curiosity into dynamic learning opportunities. By helping students construct new knowledge using the understandings they bring to the classroom, teachers can make the most of instruction and new learning experiences. With practical applications, teaching strategies, activities, and assessment tools, this reader-friendly book demonstrates how to teach student-ready, standards-based science.

Teachers will be able to use: Classic and new activities to teach big ideas with basic materials An interview approach for uncovering student misunderstandings that block new learningA rich resource list for finding materials and organizationsGuidelines for building a science-friendly environment Sample lessons and learning experiences aligned to national science standards Discussion questions for teacher study groups in each chapter

For both experienced and novice teachers, this accessible resource provides the perfect method to teach science in sound ways that make sense to students.

"Synopsis" by , This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.
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