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What's Your Evidence?: Engaging K-5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science, 1st edition

  • Carla L. Zembal-Saul
  • Katherine L. McNeill
  • Kimber Hershberger

Published by Pearson (February 14th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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What's Your Evidence?: Engaging K-5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science (2-downloads)

ISBN-13: 9780132820745

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Chapter 1: Importance of Engaging K-5 Students in Scientific Explanation

     Introduction to engaging K-5 students in scientific explanation

     Why teach children to construct scientific explanations?

     Scientific explanations in the classroom

     Connecting science and literacy through scientific explanation

     Benefits of engaging students in scientific explanations

             Understanding science concepts

             Participating in scientific practices

             Using evidence to communicate convincingly

             Learning about the nature of science

     Benefits of scientific explanation for teachers

     What to expect in elementary grades

     Check Point

     Study Group Questions

 

Chapter 2: Framework for Explanation-Driven Science

    Framework for explanation-driven science

            Claim

            Evidence

            Reasoning

            Rebuttal

    Video Example – Introducing the instructional framework

    Examples of scientific explanations

            Life science example

            Earth science example

            Physical science example

    Increasing the complexity of the framework over time

            Variation #1: Claim and evidence

            Variation #2: Using multiple pieces evidence

            Variation #3: Providing reasoning

            Variation #4: Including a rebuttal

    Check Point

    Study Group Questions

 

Chapter 3: Planning for Explanation-Driven Science

    Coherent Science content storyline

    Essential features for constructing scientific explanations

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