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ISBN-13 9780133571455ISBN-10 0133571459
ISBN-10 0-13-282488-4ISBN-13 978-0-13-282488-0
Author(s): Donald A. DeRosa; Joseph Abruscato
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 448

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For courses in K-8 Science Methods.

The Eighth Edition of Teaching Children Science provides comprehensive coverage of elementary science methods focusing on “what to teach” and “how to teach it.”  Using Abruscato’s well known “discovery approach”, the book includes all three major components of teaching science—methods, content, and activities—organized in a format that allows teachers ultimate flexibility. 

Organized in four parts, the first nine chapters of the book deal with the major topics that shape what teachers will teach and how they will teach it (the methods.)  In Parts Two Through Four the Methods, Content, and Activities for Teaching Science and Technology Units are addressed. Each part opens with an introduction that provides background information about the field of science at hand: the earth/space sciences (Part Two), the life sciences (Part Three), or the physical sciences (Part Four).

New to this Edition:

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are integrated throughout the book.

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are addressed in Chapter 7’s discussion of integrating science with other disciplines.

  • Users of previous editions will notice restructuring of chapters 3 and 4 to better unify theory and practice as well as a new lesson example that models how the NGSS might inform lesson planning.

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