Teaching Constructivist Science, Nurturing Natural Investigators in the Standards-Based Classroom: This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.
Offers more than 40 teacher-friendly, ready-to-use analogies for science classrooms and shows teachers how to select analogies for instruction, gauge their impact, and improve their effectiveness.
cover strategies and techniques for teachers to incorporate cooperative learning, questioning, and active listening in their classrooms. The author also covers planning and managing discovery-based units, assessing students' learning and understanding, the preparation of Internet-based Science WebQuests, and integrating science across the curriculum.
The POE strategy allows students to reflect on their experiences with and understanding of a subject before making a prediction about the outcome of an experiment and discussing the prediction with classmates.
“The movement toward explaining science through models and modeling is a logical outgrowth of developments in the cognitive sciences, where mental models are being used to conceptualize the processes and products of thinking. - Steven W.