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.

I Know What Science Is!: It's An Experiment!

I know what science is!: It's an experiment!

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 1, students will be able to

  • Recognize and describe the basic tenets of science and scientific knowledge
  • Identify the National Science Education Standards (NSES) associated with inquiry and the nature of science
  • Describe science as a body of knowledge, processes, and a way of knowing

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 1

Standard B: Teachers of science guide and facilitate learning.

In doing this, teachers

  • focus and support inquiries while interacting with students;
  • orchestrate discourse among students about scientific ideas; and
  • encourage and model the skills of scientific inquiry, as well as the curiosity, openness to new ideas and data, and skepticism that characterize science.

Standard D: Teachers of science design and manage learning environments ...

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