Research tells us that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student, helping them understand science's relevance to their lives, as well as the nature of science itself. Teaching Science as Inquiry demonstrates a manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry successfully into the science classroom through a 2-part structure: Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry and Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry. The Activities portion follows the 5-E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), a Learning Cycle model introduced in the methods chapters that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards.
With a new theme of "accountable inquiry," this leading methods text has a renewed focus on assessment (focusing on backwards planning, aligning objectives with assessments, and how to develop understanding of concepts that appear on standardized tests throughout the process of inquiry).
Table of Contents
When Scientists and Students Inquire
Phases of Inquiry Instruction: The 5-E Model
Characteristics of Inquiry Classrooms
About the Science Activities in This Book
Using the Science Activities in This Book
Getting Started with Inquiry Science
Section II: Physical Sciences Activities
Properties of Matter
Motion and Forces
Temperature and Heat
Section III: Life Science Activities
Characteristics of Organisms
Organisms and Their Environments
Structures and Functions of Human Systems
Section IV: Earth and Space Science Activities
Rocks and Minerals
Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate of the Earth
The Earth's Oceans
Viewing the Sky From Earth
Appendix A: Safety Suggestions for Elementary and Middle School Inquiry Activities
Appendix B: Measuring Tools, Measuring Skills
Appendix C: Selected Sources of Science Supplies, Models, Living Things, Kits, and Software
Appendix D: Selected Science Education Periodicals for Teachers and Children
Appendix E: Professional Societies for Teachers, Supervisors, and Science Educators
Appenidx F: Contemporary Elementary Science Projects and Programs
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