Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School
A Project-Based Approach, 3rd Edition
Published September 11th 2007 by Routledge – 536 pages
The need for a scientifically literate population that can apply scientific ideas to solve real world problems in the 21st century has never been greater. Yet a growing disconnect exists between this need and the educational capacity to prepare them. The mission of Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School: A Project-Based Approach, 3e is to help answer this need. Like its predecessors, this new edition is organized around the guiding principles of problem-based learning: long-term, interdisciplinary, student-centered lessons that are relevant to real-world issues and activities. This teaching approach engages all young learners—regardless of culture, race, or gender—in exploring important and meaningful questions through a process of investigation and collaboration. Throughout this dynamic process, students ask questions, make predictions, design investigations, collect and analyze data, make products, and share ideas. Changes in this new edition include the following…
This text is appropriate for anyone interested in teaching elementary or middle school science using an inquiry-oriented, problem-based framework.