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Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, 9th edition

  • Donald A. DeRosa
  • Joseph A. Abruscato

Published by Pearson (April 16th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

9th edition


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Provide the pedagogical and content knowledge needed to teach elementary school students science and scientific ways of thinking  
Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach encompasses everything pre-service elementary educators need to learn to effectively teach science to their students. Written in a clear, motivating style, this text helps aspiring elementary teachers become leaders who can inspire young children to experience science through the joys and challenges of inquiry and discovery. Additionally, six chapters devoted specifically to content knowledge in the areas of earth/space, life, and physical sciences provide readers with the foundations they will need as beginning science teachers.
The 9th Edition further integrates the Next Generation Science Standards, new teaching vignettes, and engaging videos (in the Enhanced Pearson eText), in order to provide a realistic view of teaching science in today’s classrooms.
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Table of contents

PART ONE: Strategies and Techniques 
1. Inquiry: The Path; Discovery: The Destination  
2. Science Practices and Inquiry Process Skills 
3. Planning Units and Lessons  
4. Creating Environments for Discovery 
5. Assessment of Understanding and Inquiry 
6. Integrating Science and Engineering
PART TWO: Content Knowledge for Earth/Space Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences  
7. Earth and Space Science
8. The Cosmos
9. Living Things
10. The Human Body
11. Matter and Motion
12. Energy, Technology/Engineering

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