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Teaching Science Through Inquiry-Based Instruction
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Teaching Science Through Inquiry-Based Instruction, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
Encourages readers to actively engage with the concepts and ideas of science education through the 5E Instructional Model. Ten chapters introduce the reader to key aspects of science teaching and learning at the K-8 Grade levels. Each chapter is organized to engage readers with the material and to provide context, guide learners through the topics presented using Exploration Activities, explain related theory and research-based instructional strategies, elaborate on the content presented in the context of real-world learning environments, and evaluate understanding, encourage reflection, and extend learning.
Addresses current science education reforms by including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Performance Expectations for all elementary grade-level activities as well as the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Additionally, the shift toward the three-dimensional nature of instruction, curriculum, and assessment is discussed.
Stimulates deep reflection and application of learning that students can use in the field.
NEW: More than 75 classroom activities provide examples of instruction that interweave the three dimensions of science—Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Activities are aligned with specific elementary grade levels and NGSS Performance Expectations.
End-of-chapter discussion questions encourage readers to think critically about how theory relates to field practice.
Professional Practice Activities provide ideas for lessons to try out in a classroom setting.
Updated: Additional resources include tools and templates that allow learners to explore teaching topics and methods in more detail.
An entire chapter about the use of technology in science learning(Chapter 8) provides a review of technology that teachers can use to support data collection during inquiries, along with an explanation about the relationship between science and technology and their link to STEM instruction. The STEM Activities section includes a full set of STEM learning classroom activities.
Updated: Every chapter includes real-world classroom features that relate to issues that teacher candidates will face in their own classrooms.
Updated: An elaborated section highlights the importance of developing a positive classroom environment.
Chapter 10 focuses on making meaningful science education available for all learners including those with special needs and disabilities, those who need assistance with language acquisition, and those who are identified as needing individual education plans.
Guides learning and makes studying easier.
NEW: Learning Goals at the beginning of each chapter align with section headings and end-of-chapter summaries.
The highly visual presentation of information (graphic organizers, charts, etc.) helps learners retain important concepts.
NEW: Science Process skills are now featured in the Appendix for easy reference.
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