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.

Are you Scientifically Literate?: Why We Teach Science

Are you Scientifically Literate?: Why We Teach Science

Are you scientifically literate?: Why we teach science

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 2, students will be able to

  • identify and describe science content standards appropriate to grade levels,
  • describe scientific literacy and give illustrations and examples of how scientific literacy skills could be integrated into science classrooms, and
  • explain the contributions of significant science reform documents and initiatives on science classrooms today.

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 2

Standard B: Teachers of science guide and facilitate learning. In doing this, teachers

  • encourage and model the skills of scientific inquiry; and
  • recognize and respond to student diversity, and encourage all students to participate.

Standard E: Teachers of science develop communities of science learners that reflect the intellectual rigor of scientific inquiry and the attitudes and ...

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