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Teaching Children Science 7th edition




Authors:Joseph Abruscato, Joseph A. Abruscato, Don A. DeRosa

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Teaching Children Science 7 Edition Science is a quest for explanations.  This popular text continues to encourage teachers to help their students learn through discovery, while also providing content on the latest techniques in science teaching.  This edition has been thoroughly revised and features a new co-author, Dr. Donald DeRosa of Boston University and a larger trim size and paperback binding for a fresher, more open feel.    The book continues to use its well-regarded pedagogy to help students to learn science. They are: A Look Ahead–topics to be discussed in the chapter Make the Case–A reflective exercise that can be done individually or as a group. Summary–A review of the main ideas in the chapter. Going Further–Learning activities for further study Resources for Discovery Learning–A listing of websites, books, and articles for further reference.  This establishes a solid foundation in science pedagogy upon which they can build in later years.   The 5 E’s of Learning and Universal Design for Learning have been added to this edition and every chapter correlates to the NSE Content Standards.  A new chapter on using technology in the classroom continues to build on the authors’ belief that technology can enhance learning in the science classroom.  The new package includes links to video and web resources on the MyEducationLab website.    New To This Edition: NEW!  Features a new co-author in this edition–Dr. Donald DeRosa of Boston University.   NEW!  A new paperback binding and larger 8 ½’’ x 11’’ trim size gives the book a fresher and more open feel.   NEW!  Includes a new chapter (Chapter 8) Using Technology to Enhance Science Learning.   NEW!  Gives an increased focus on technology/multimedia, engineering, and energy conservation–Includes a new Part IV on The Technological Sciences and more earth-friendly and “green” science activities in this edition.   NEW!  Fully integrated package--Each chapter correlates to video and web resources within the MyEducationLab website. The MyLab series from Pearson offers innovative homework, student assessment, and multimedia instructional tools designed to enrich the learning experience and improve course outcomes. With detailed gradebook and customization options, instructors can easily monitor student progress and save valuable time.  NEW!  Includes The 5 E’s Learning Cycle--The 5 E’s learning cycle is an instructional design model that presents a framework for constructivist learning theories that can be effectively used in teaching science. Engage--The task is introduced. Using connections to past learning, demonstrations of an event, and asking pointed questions, the teacher can spark the students’ interest right away.  Explore–While the teacher facilitates, students take part in hands-on activities that allow them to work with materials.  Questioning, sharing and communication with other learners should be encouraged during this stage.   Explain–Here the focus is on analysis. Students are encouraged to put observations, questions, hypotheses, and experiences into language. Communication between students and groups will aid student learning.  Again, the teacher is the facilitator, leading discussions, asking questions, giving definitions, of helping students find the right words to describe their experiences.  Elaborate/Extend--Now students should be encouraged build and expand upon what they have learned so far, making deductions and inferences.  They can apply what

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