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.

Interdisciplinary Connections: Science across the Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Connections: Science across the Curriculum

Interdisciplinary connections: Science across the curriculum

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 1, students will be able to

  • describe integration and each of the broad categories that encompass most types of integration approaches,
  • apply the processes of integration to create a lesson as part of an integrated unit, and
  • take a position on integrating curriculum and defend it by analyzing arguments for and against integration.

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 11

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

  • select science content and adapt design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students; and
  • work together as colleagues within and across disciplines and grade levels.

Standard F: Teachers of science actively participate in the ongoing ...

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