Strategies for Successful Science Teaching

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University Press of America, 2005 - Education - 152 pages
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Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is an exciting new text for science education classes, and a supplement for teachers of science (especially new teachers). It is aimed at K-8 teachers, but can also help 9-12 teachers. For administrators and others, the book will quickly become a standard reference on current science education strategies. Easy to navigate and presented in a discussion-style format, the book addresses: .the inquiry approach, .process skills, .lesson planning, .adapting science for special needs students, .integrating science with other subjects, .assessment of science activities, .technology and other creative teaching strategies, and .research and resources. Most chapters include a sample lesson plan with hands-on activities that illustrate the concepts discussed. In some instances, several examples are included. Appropriate websites are also provided. The chapters are short and readable. Appendices include lists of curriculum kits, activity books, organizations, periodicals, suppliers, and technology resources, in addition to the typical bibliography. These extensive appendices provide abundant resources for science education. Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is a must-have for science educators. A comprehensive resource, it never loses sight of the wonder of science and the pleasure of teaching it."
 

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Contents

Why Science Standards? I do and I understand
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Table 11 Summary of National Science Standards for Teaching
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Figure 11 The Footprint Puzzle
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Building the Basics Process Skills
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Table 21 The Process Skills
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Figure 21 Observation Boxes
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Focus on Inquiry
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Table 31 Inquiry vs Verification
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Adapting the Curriculum Students With Special Needs
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Table 91 pH of Cabbage Juice
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Relevant Research
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Table 101 Piagets Stages of Cognitive Development
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Table 102 Blooms Taxonomy
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Table 103 Comparison of Intnl Tests 19881999 eighth grade
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Table 104 Comparison of Intnl Tests 19881999 fourth grade
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Resources
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Figure 31 The Lung Model
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Presentation Units and Lesson Plans
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Table 41 Sample Behavioral Objective Terms
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Assessment
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Table 51 Rubric for Assessment
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Integration
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Creative Teaching Strategies
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Figure 71 Techniques for Teaching Science
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Figure 72 Directions and Drawing for Model Thermometer
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Educational Technology and Technology Education
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List of Appendices
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Curriculum Kits
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Activity Books and Projects
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Organizations
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Periodicals and Newsletters
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Suppliers
138
Technology Organizations Special Resources Periodicals and Suppliers of Software and Educational Technology
143
Bibliography
145
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Page 5 - Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems — order and organization Evidence — models, and explanations Change — constancy and measurement Evolution and Equilibrium Form and Function In order to comply with this standard, the focus should be on the "big picture" of the concept being taught, even while teaching the details.

About the author (2005)

Sharon Brendzel is a Professor at Kean University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science education. Other responsibilities at Kean include coordinating programs and grants. Dr. Brendzel's publications include articles in Science Scope, Science and Children, Curriculum Administrator, Connections and other magazines. She is a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and seminars on changing educational practices at local, state, regional and national conferences. She has also served as an NCATE and science consultant for several universities.

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