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Science in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquiriesby Joseph M. Peters
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Substantially rewritten to focus on inquiry teaching and learning as espoused in the National Science Education Standards, the new edition of Science in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, facilitate, adapt, and assess inquiry experiences consistent with today’s science classroom. It accomplishes this by implementing the 6E model of inquiry teaching, addressing the planning and needs of inquiry teaching classrooms, and describing the materials teachers need to get up and running.
This practical text includes over 350 Teaching Tips throughout and Twelve Inquiry Units that model constructivist applications, build conceptual knowledge, and provide a bank of classroom-tested lessons to use in science classrooms.
About the Author
Joe Peters taught K-12 science before joining the UWF faculty. He has numerous presentations and publications, remains active in K-12 classrooms, and is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Elementary Science Education. Other service includes a Distinguished Service Award (NARST), Leadership Award (NSELA), Executive Secretary for ASTE, and representation to ICASE, Triangle Coalition, and CSSP.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Inquiring Minds in the Classroom
Chapter 2: Discovering Science Through Inquiry
Chapter 3: Planning for Inquiry
Chapter 4: Inquiry and Assessment
Chapter 5: Inquiry and Science as Practice
Chapter 6: Inquiry Experiences for All Children
Chapter 7: Inquiry Learning Opportunities
Chapter 8: Professional Development in Support of Inquiry
Unit 1: Physical Science
Unit 2: Life Science
Unit 3: Earth and Space Science
Appendix A: Professional Bibliography
Appendix B: Science Curriculum Projects
Appendix C: Commercial Science Suppliers
Appendix D: Environments and Nutrition for Classroom Animals
Appendix E: Summary of Children’s Thinking
Appendix F: State Education Agencies
Appendix G: Earthworm Unit
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