Inquire Within

Author: Douglas Llewellyn
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293643
Format: PDF
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Offering case studies, ready-to-use lessons, and teacher-friendly materials, this updated edition shows educators how to implement inquiry in the science classroom, incorporate technology, and work with ELLs and special education students.

Differentiated Science Inquiry

Author: Douglas Llewellyn
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975034
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ignite science learning with standards-based differentiated instruction that benefits all students. Included are methods for implementation and strategies for successfully managing the differentiated inquiry-based classroom.

Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry

Author: Douglas Llewellyn
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761939382
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Acknowledging the importance of national standards, offers case studies, tips, and tools to encourage student curiosity and improve achievement in science.

Teaching Constructivist Science K 8

Author: Michael L. Bentley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412925762
Format: PDF, ePub
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This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.

The Really Useful Elementary Science Book

Author: Jeffrey W. Bloom
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136948112
Format: PDF
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Amongst the challenges that elementary teachers may often face as they introduce their students to science is the need to maintain a solid understanding of the many scientific concepts and details themselves. This indispensible resource, intended for pre- and in-service elementary school teachers, provides concise and comprehensible explanation of key concepts across science disciplines. Organized around the National Science Education Standards, the book tackles the full range of the elementary curriculum including life sciences, ecological sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences. Although not a methods text, the clear and accessible definitions offered by veteran teacher educator Jeffrey Bloom will nonetheless help teachers understand science concepts to the degree to which they can develop rich and exciting inquiry approaches to exploring these concepts with children. Perfect as a companion to any elementary science methods textbook or as a stand alone reference for practitioners, The Really Useful Elementary Science Book is a resource teachers will want to reach for again and again.

Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation

Author: Peter Feinsinger
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559638788
Format: PDF
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Anyone working in biodiversity conservation or field ecology should understand and utilize the common-sense process of scientific inquiry: observing surroundings, framing questions, answering those questions through well-designed studies, and, in many cases, applying results to decision making. Yet the interdisciplinary nature of conservation means that many workers are not well versed in the methods of science and may misunderstand or mistrust this indispensable tool.Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation addresses that problem by offering a comprehensible, practical guide to using scientific inquiry in conservation work. In an engaging and accessible style, award-winning tropical ecologist and teacher Peter Feinsinger melds concepts, methods, and intellectual tools into a unique approach to answering environmental questions through field studies. Focusing on the fundamentals of common sense, independent thinking, and natural history, he considers: framing the question and designing the study interpreting and applying results through judicious use of statistical inference taking into account the natural history of plants, animals, and landscapes monitoring and assessing progress through approaches such as "bioindicator species" or "species diversity measures" helping other interested parties (park guards, local communities, school teachers) use scientific inquiry in addressing their own concernsDetailed appendixes explain technical issues, while numerous sidebars and illustrations provide important background and thought-provoking exercises. Throughout, the author challenges the reader to integrate conceptual thinking with on-the-ground practice in order to make conservation truly effective. Feinsinger concentrates on examples from Latin America but stresses that the approach applies to local conservation concerns or field biology questions in any landscape.Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation is an essential handbook for staff and researchers working with conservation institutions or projects worldwide, as well as for students and professionals in field ecology, wildlife biology, and related areas.

Teaching Science as Investigations

Author: Richard Moyer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written with reform in mind, this book combines the teaching and learning of science by integrating pedagogy within science content investigations. The first chapter in each unit includes investigations appropriate for K-4 learners and the subsequent chapters present investigations for Grades 5-8. Each investigation has one student version that can be reproduced for classroom use and one teacher version that includes the expanded content needed to teach the investigation in a constructivist way. Aligned with the NSES science content standards, the investigations are sequenced to build conceptual development of science concepts and are supported by the 5E learning cycle lesson format. FEATURES: Foundational chapter presents research on how children learn - Chapter 1. Investigations supported by the 5E learning cycle lesson format help professors model for their students how to teach science as inquiry in the classroom. Physical, Life, and Earth/Space concepts each presented as a Unit, for a total of three. Four learning cycle lessons, or investigations introduce readers to developmentally appropriate inquiry learning. The first chapter in each unit includes investigations appropriate for K-4 learners and the subsequent 3 chapters present sequential, conceptual investigations for Grades 5-8. Teaching Tips accompany each investigation to provide practical teaching suggestions for new teachers as they implement lessons for the first time. Essential Teaching Strategies are presented during each investigation to support new teachers with instructional methodologies including the learning cycle, assessment, materials management, integrating math or reading, questioning strategies, and more. Lessons/investigations are aligned with the NSES science content standards and are sequencedto build conceptual development of science concepts. Immediate application to the classroom - Each investigation has one student version that can be reproduced for classroom use and one expanded teacher version that includes all the content and pedagogy needed to teach the investigation in a constructivist way. Learn to develop additional 5E lesson plans/investigations - through reader-friendly guidelines ensuring that any science activity readers find on the web or in a science book is set up as a valid scientific inquiry with an explorable question.

The 5Es of Inquiry Based Science

Author: Chitman-Booker, Lakeena
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1618139223
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science. It provides teachers with practical strategies for stimulating inquiry with students and includes lesson ideas. Suggestions are provided for encouraging students to investigate and advance their understanding of science topics in meaningful and engaging ways. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

Author: Maria C. Grant
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765403
Format: PDF
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It is essential that students learn to examine, review, and evaluate knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation. Using these instructional methods and lesson scenarios, teachers of all disciplines will gain the tools needed to offer students a richer, lasting understanding of science, its concepts, and its place in their lives and the global community.

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards

Author: Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309064767
Format: PDF, ePub
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Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.