|Type of Product:||Book Chapter
|Publication Title:||Readings in Science Methods, K—8
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School
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In a knowledge-centered science classroom, students work to answer scientifically oriented questions by creating explanations based on evidence. This approach, called science inquiry, is how science is conducted. It creates a learning environment that reflects the culture of science. The National Research Council (1996) states that “inquiry into authentic questions generated from student experiences is the central strategy for teaching science.” This free selection describes what science inquiry is and how it should look in the classroom. It includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index. As a special bonus, an inspiring poem and two inquiry-based articles designed for elementary and middle school students are also included.
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Informal Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
|Requirements:||Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
National Standards Correlation
This resource has 6 correlations with the National Standards.
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Connect and integrate all pertinent aspects of science and science education. (NSES)
- Build on the teacher's current science understanding, ability, and attitudes. (NSES)
- Incorporate ongoing reflection on the process and outcomes of understanding science through inquiry. (NSES)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers of science plan an inquiry-based science program for their students.
- Select science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Create a setting for student work that is flexible and supportive of science inquiry.
- Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.
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