By: William Banko, Marshall L. Grant, Michael E. Jabot, Alan J. McCormack, and Thomas O'Brien
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Science for the Next Generation: Preparing for the New Standards
|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
|Read Inside:||Read a sample chapter: 5E(z) Guidelines for Designing Research- Informed Science Lesson Sequences
Available May 2013
“The old models of teaching as simply telling, and learning as passive sit-and-get listening, will not meet the needs of tomorrow’s citizens.”
—Thomas O’Brien in the Overview to Science for the Next Generation
Preparing for tomorrow is what this multifaceted book is all about. If you’re an elementary school teacher, you’ll see your unique perspective reflected in material designed to get you ready for both a new generation of science students and the new Framework for K–12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
A combination of theoretical and practical, the book is written by experts in science and education as well as experienced classroom teachers. They explain
• the latest research on how children learn and what this evidence tells you about the most effective classroom practices;
• what you need to understand about the new standards; and
• how literacy must be connected to science lessons.
Plus: Perhaps most useful, you get eight sample activities that demonstrate how to use the NGSS in your lessons on physical, life, and Earth and space sciences.
Whether science is one of several disciplines you teach or your primary area of expertise, Science for the Next Generation is an invaluable resource. It offers the essential background, content, and practices you need to implement the new standards at the K–5 level.
|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Foreword: Early Science Education: Answering the Question, ‘Why?’ (Arne Duncan)
Book Overview (Thomas O’Brien)
Section I: Science: A Human Adventure
Introduction: Teaching Science in Elementary School: Turning Today’s Children into Tomorrow’s Leaders (Steven Chu)
Ch.1 What is Science? (Marshall L. Grant, William Banko and Dario Capasso)
Section II: A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Introduction: Science & the Educated Person (Steven Pinker)
Ch. 2 High Expectation for All: From the Common Core State Standards to the Next Generation Science Standards (Robert Rothman)
Ch. 3 From Frameworks to Next Generation Science Standards (Lesley Quattrone)
Section III: Using the Framework and NGSS to Redesign Science Lessons
Introduction: Science at the Center (Bruce Alberts)
Ch.4 5E(z) Guidelines for Designing Research-Informed Science Lesson Sequences (Thomas O’Brien)
Section IV: The Next Generation Science Standards in the Classroom
Ch. 5 Sample 5E Mini-Units for Grades K-5
Introduction: Connections (Patricia Molloy)
What’s All the Noise About? The Science of Sound (Helen Pashley)
Where’s My Sugar – Experimenting with Dissolving (Jenay Sharp Leach)
Introduction: The Importance of Teaching Science in Elementary School (Eric Kandel)
Zoogle Zoology (Jennifer Baxter)
Animal Groups (Helen Pashley)
Demystifying Decomposers (Lori Farkash)
Introduction: Understanding Our Planet (Brian Vorwald)
Earth & Space Sciences
Water Use and Misuse (Annie Madden)
Metric Measurement, Models & Moon Matters (Thomas O’Brien)
Section V: The New Science of Learning
Introduction: Illuminating Minds (Michael Gazzaniga)
Ch. 6 How We Model the Complexities of the World: Learning & Memory (Anthony Greene)
Section VI: The New Science of Learning in the Classroom
Introduction: Science is Fun (Chuck Niederriter)
Ch. 7 What Teachers Do to Engage Their Students in Learning (Abby Bergman)
Section VII: Literacy and Science
Introduction: The Importance of Science in Elementary School (Dudley Herschlbach):
Ch. 8 Science? Literacy? Synergy! (Gina N. Cervetti, P. David Pearson, Cynthia L. Greenleaf and Elizabeth Birr Moje)
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