Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach (9e) : 9780134742878

Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach (9e)

Derosa & Abruscato
 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780134742878
ISBN 10
 
0134742877
Published
 
08/03/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
480
Format
 
Available once published
 
Title type
Book
$129.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description
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.
 
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
New to this edition
Essential methods, content, and activities for teaching children science

Integrated Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) resources
  • A new sample lesson illustrates lesson design using NGSS resources, Universal Design for Learning, and Response to Intervention. Lesson plan templates are also included (Ch. 3).
  • Features a focus on assessing across three dimensions with examples based on NGSS assessment tasks and evidence statements (Ch. 5).  
  • Content knowledge chapters are now aligned with Disciplinary Core Ideas from the NGSS to help readers link essential content to standards (Chs. 7-12).
Chapter-by-chapter changes include:
  • A streamlined chapter organization that integrates ideas for adapting the curricula and using technology throughout the text, rather than in separate chapters.
  • Expanded discussions of key topics such as how children learn science, the nature of science, and an introduction to the NGSS as essential resources for science educators (Ch. 1).
  • A more in-depth look at each of the science practices and the role of inquiry and discovery in science learning with sample activities that illustrate inquiry skills (Ch. 2).
  • More nuanced strategies for creating dynamic science learning experiences, ranging from the physical work space and discovery stations, to an in-depth discussion about fostering accountable science talk through effective questioning, talk-tools, and science circles (Ch. 4).
  • New discussions about STEAM in the context of integrating science with other disciplines (Ch. 6).
  • Real Teaching vignettes that help readers link theory to practice. These teaching scenarios describe the author’s experiences implementing science teaching strategies in the classroom (Chs. 7-12).

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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.
Features & benefits
  • NEW: A new sample lesson illustrates lesson design using NGSS resources, Universal Design for Learning, and Response to Intervention. Lesson plan templates are also included (Ch. 3).
  • UPDATED: Features a focus on assessing across three dimensions with examples based on NGSS assessment tasks and evidence statements (Ch. 5).  
  • Strategies for culturally responsive teaching based on NGSS Appendix D, “All Standards, All Students,” are included in chapter 3.
  • UPDATED: Content knowledge chapters are now aligned with Disciplinary Core Ideas from the NGSS to help readers link essential content to standards (Chs. 7-12).
Practical “how-to” strategies and resources for teaching science (Part One)
  • Text discussions, summaries, and Discovery Learning Internet and Print Resources help clarify understanding and extend study of specific chapter topics.
  • Reality Check thought-provoking challenges and On Your Own or in a Cooperative Learning Group activities provide opportunities for readers to think critically about the topics presented.
Content knowledge and activities for teaching the earth/space, life, and physical sciences (Part Two and Appendices A, B, C)
  • NEW: Real Teaching vignettes help readers link theory to practice. These teaching scenarios describe the author’s experiences implementing science teaching strategies in the classroom (Chs. 7-12).
  • UPDATED: New ideas and activities for each content area–Earth/Space, Life, and Physical Sciences–are included:
    • Unit Plan Ideas and Questions are organized by NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas and include a unit title, question, and overview.
    • Make the Case features challenge readers (individually or in groups) to reflect on the use of phenomena in 3-D teaching.
    • Classroom Enrichment Ideas offer suggestions for discovery centers, bulletin boards, and fields trips.
    • Examples of Topics and Phenomena include motivating questions, activities, and science content for teachers that support the topic.
    • Discovery Activities provide objectives, science processes, materials, motivation, directions, discussion questions, and science content for the teacher.
Author biography
Don DeRosa, Ed.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Education where he teaches science teaching methods to elementary and secondary education pre-service teachers.

Joseph Abruscato
is a former public school science teacher and Science Methods professor retired from University of Vermont. He has also wrote or co-authored a variety of materials for teachers and students including Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, 3rd Edition, and The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities.