Description - Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School by Joseph S. Krajcik
Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School offers in-depth information about the fundamental features of project-based science and strategies for implementing the approach. In project-based science classrooms students investigate, use technology, develop artifacts, collaborate, and make products to show what they have learned. Paralleling what scientists do, project-based science represents the essence of inquiry and the nature of science. Because project-based science is a method aligned with what is known about how to help all children learn science, it not only helps students learn science more thoroughly and deeply, it also helps them experience the joy of doing science.
Describing and showing how the project-based method of teaching science motivates young learners, this text emphasizes the importance of students explaining phenomena they experience in their daily lives using evidence and scientific principles. Pedagogical aids in each chapter include opening scenarios to help readers situate new experiences and activities throughout to help them understand aspects of science teaching and learning.
The Fourth Edition is more concise than previous editions, and now offers a wealth of supplementary material on the new Companion Website. This thoroughly revised and updated edition
Shows how project-based learning is related to ideas in the 2011 National Research Council K-12 Science Education Framework document, including focusing on big ideas, teaching practices, cross-cutting themes, and how learning develops across time
Integrates new ideas from the literature, particularly from the National Research Council's Taking Science to School and Ready Set Science
Incorporates and strengthens ideas related to argumentation and scientific discourse.
Gives more explicit attention to cultural diversity throughout the book
Puts more emphasis on early elementary science teaching.
Discusses how technology can be used as a tool for student learning and provides updated examples of specific technologies
Integrates examples of project-based curriculum and examples for modifying non-project-based commercial materials
Pays increased attention to the nature of science, including ideas related to scientific practices such as modeling and argumentation.
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