Back to skip links

Additional product details

eText: 
ISBN-10 0132074427ISBN-13 9780132074421
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-59351-8ISBN-13 978-0-205-59351-4
Author(s): Ralph Martin; Colleen Sexton; Teresa Franklin; Jack Gerlovich; Dennis McElroy
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 384
Description

The Fourth Edition of this popular elementary science methods text emphasizes learning science through inquiry, implementation of the Learning Cycle, NSE standards, constructivism, technology, and strategies for teaching diverse learners. This compact version of the larger fifth edition text includes only the methods chapters and omits the content lessons in the back section of the fifth edition book.

This methods-only version of Teaching Science for All Children employs an inquiry model throughout, especially apparent in the design of its learning cycle lesson plans. Engaging Questions, Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation make up the “Es” of this modern learning cycle based on the model first invented by Robert Karplus as part of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study in the 1960s. The text provides methods for future teachers to foster awareness and understanding among their students of the nature of science; to construct understandings of and connections between various science content; to encourage application of science inquiry processes in the classroom; and to develop their students’ understanding of the interactions between science, technology, and society. 

Three Ways to Study
with eTextbooks!

  • Read online from your computer or mobile device.
  • Read offline on select browsers and devices when the internet won't be available.
  • Print pages to fit your needs.

CourseSmart eTextbooks let you study the best way – your way.