The seventh edition of Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools: Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Teaching continues to provide the initial scaffolding needed by novice teachers to understand and enact the basics of science teaching and learning. The six introductory chapters focus on the basic functions of science teaching–purpose, planning, assessing, teaching, and managing. The remaining chapters center on the foundational areas of science education with many vignettes and examples of effective classroom practices. Stop and Reflect exercises throughout give students a moment to think and reflect on the chapter content.
NEW! Opens each of the six introductory chapters with revised vignettes that serve as advanced organizers of the chapter–Focuses on the basic functions of science teaching-purpose: planning, assessing, teaching, and managing.
NEW! Correlates the chapter content with the NSTA/NCATE 2003 Professional Standards for Science Teacher Preparation–Facilitates the preparation of the NCATE review process at many universities.
NEW! Uses backwards design strategies (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) to guide the discussion of instructional planning in Chapter Three–Emphasizes unit planning (rather than lesson planning) and the state science standards.
- Guided by backward design strategies, the book stresses the use of state and locally developed curriculum frameworks and science literacy (strand) maps presented online by the National Science Digital Library.
Table of Contents
Part One: Getting into Science Teaching Quickly
Chapter One Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science Teachers
Chapter Two The Purpose of Teaching Science
Chapter Three Planning to Teach Science
Chapter Four Assessing Science Learning
Chapter Five Teaching Science
Chapter Six The Science Learning Environment
Part Two: Background for Science Teaching
Chapter Seven The Nature of ScienceChapter Eight Inquiry and Teaching Science
Chapter Nine Diverse Adolescent Learners and Their Schools
Chapter Ten Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools
Part Three Strategies for Science Teaching
Chapter Eleven Discussion, Demonstration, and Lecture
Chapter Twelve Science, Technology, and Society
Chapter Thirteen Laboratory Work and Fieldwork
Chapter Fourteen Safety in the Laboratory and Classroom
Chapter Fifteen Computers and Electronic Technologies
A Little Science Puzzlers
B Science Demonstrations
C Science Laboratory Activities
D Scoring Key for Science Teaching Inventory Found in Chapter One
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