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Author Goldston, M. Jenice (Marion Jenice)
Title Your science classroom : becoming an elementary/middle school science teacher / M. Jenice Goldston, Laura Downey.
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2013.
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 Floor3  LB1585.3 .G65 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 299 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: The Nature of Science. I Know What Science Is! It's an Experiment ; Are you Scientifically Literate? Why We Teach Science. -- Part II: The Nature of the Learner. Children's Construction of Science ; Children's Alternative Frameworks and Conceptual Change. -- Part III: The Nature of Science Teaching ; Classroom Teaching Practices: Questioning and Inquiry ; Inquiry Teaching Approaches and Science Process Skills ; Inquiry Lesson Planning: 5E Instruction Model ; Assessment or Evaluation: A Guide for Science Instruction. -- Part IV: The Nature of Diversity in Science Teaching and Learning ; Learning Styles and Diverse Learners ; Addressing Student Diversity: Science for All ; Interdisciplinary Connections: Science Across the Curriculum.
Summary "Designed around a practical "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards. Written in a reader-friendly style, the book prepares instructors to teach science in ways that foster positive attitudes, engagement, and meaningful science learning for themselves and their students."--Publisher's website.
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.
Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- United States.
Science teachers -- Training of -- United States.
Related Names Downey, Laura.
ISBN 9781412975223 (pbk.)
1412975220 (pbk.)
OCLC number 730403648