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.

Inquiry Teaching Approaches and Science Process Skills

Inquiry Teaching Approaches and Science Process Skills

Inquiry teaching approaches and science process skills

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 6, students will be able to

  • discuss and describe inquiry-based approaches advocated by the National Science Education Standards,
  • identify and apply process skills needed to carry out science inquiry,
  • describe and distinguish basic and integrated process skills, and
  • analyze an inquiry approach and modify it into different forms of inquiry (structured, guided, open).

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 6

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 and facilitate learning. In doing this, teachers

  • encourage and model the skills of scientific ...
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