Focused on teaching methods, Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher is a core textbook for use in elementary / middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, “practice-what-you teach” approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy and organized around 5E inquiry and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards. The text is purposely designed to prepare teachers to teach science in ways that foster positive attitudes and engagement in meaningful science learning for themselves and their students.

Addressing Student Diversity: Science for All

Addressing student diversity: Science for all

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 10, students will be able to

  • synthesize key issues related to learning science for students with disabilities, female students, diverse students, and English language learners (ELLs),
  • create a toolkit describing successful strategies that address students with disabilities, female students, minority students, and ELLs in the science classroom, and
  • modify K–8 science lessons to ensure that instruction supports the learning of all students in a diverse science classroom.

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 10

Standard A: Teachers of science plan an inquiry-based science program for their students. In doing this, teachers

  • select science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.

Standard B: Teachers of science guide ...

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