Centers on how to build on the ideas your students already have to cultivate the thinking and skills necessary for developing an understanding of the scientific aspects of the world, including: helping students develop and use the skills of investigation; drawing conclusions from data through analyzing, interpreting, and explaining; creating classrooms that encourage students to explain and justify their thinking; asking productive questions to support students' understanding.

"Teaching Science for Understanding is a comprehensive, exquisitely written guide and well-illustrated resource for high quality teaching and learning of inquiry-based science.

By providing a variety of strategies, scenarios, student samples, classroom video clips from across all science content areas, rubrics, and guidelines this book provides teachers with the tools to successfully support young scientists to use evidence to construct scientific explanations

What's Your Evidence?: Engaging Children in Constructing Explanations in Science (Pearson Professional Development)

Dramatic Science is an invaluable tool for any teachers and primary science leaders who have classes of 5 - 10 year olds. It provides the busy professional with a range of tried and tested techniques to use drama as a support and aid to the teaching of science to young children. The techniques within this book offer innovative and creative strategies for teaching a challenging area of the curriculum and broadening teachers' own scientific knowledge and understanding.

Dramatic Science is an invaluable tool for any teachers and primary science leaders who have classes of 5 - 10 year olds. It provides the busy professional with a range of tried and tested techniques to use drama as a support and aid to the teaching of science to young children. The techniques within this book offer innovative and creative strategies for teaching a challenging area of the curriculum and broadening teachers' own scientific knowledge and understanding.

Aims to unleash every elementary educator's inner science teacher. Through a plethora of classroom examples, interviews with award-winning elementary science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at recent research examining the state of science education.

Aims to unleash every elementary educator's inner science teacher. Through a plethora of classroom examples, interviews with award-winning elementary science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at recent research examining the state of science education.

examines how ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork skills are part of an intellectual toolbox associated with math, science, and technology. The book provides new ideas, proven processes, practical tools, and examples useful to educators who want to encourage students to solve problems and express themselves in imaginative ways.

examines how ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork skills are part of an intellectual toolbox associated with math, science, and technology. The book provides new ideas, proven processes, practical tools, and examples useful to educators who want to encourage students to solve problems and express themselves in imaginative ways.

Compendium of articles drawn from NSTA's middle and elementary level journals Science Scope and Science and Children. Editor Eric Brunsell teaches his methods courses using only the articles, the "voice of the classroom teacher.

Compendium of articles drawn from NSTA's middle and elementary level journals Science Scope and Science and Children. Editor Eric Brunsell teaches his methods courses using only the articles, the "voice of the classroom teacher.

Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe, especially students of color and English language learners

Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe, especially students of color and English language learners


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