ERIC Number: ED260921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Science Teaching Methods for the Elementary School: A Worktext.
Hungerford, Harold R.; Tomera, Audrey N.
This methods book is divided into 13 parts. The first 12 parts (each beginning with a list of performance objectives) focus on: understanding the nature of science and technology; reasons for teaching science to children; a short history of elementary science methods in the United States; the products of science; the processes of science; scientific attitudes; modern science programs; science textbooks; preparing instructional materials; the incidental science experience (a casual or undesigned happening related to science instruction in the classroom); understanding and teaching environmental education in the elementary grades; and teaching science to children with special needs. The last part consists of a list in which traditional and modern science methods are compared and a list of conditions necessary for an effective elementary school science program. Assignments related to concepts, supplementary readings, writing and analyzing performance objectives, preparing for instruction, and textbook appraisal are included in appendices. Lists of resource materials and information on metric measurement are also included in other appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Process Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Stipes Publishing Co., 10-12 Chester St., Champaign, IL 61820 ($12.80).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Media.
Note: Several pages containing photographs may not reproduce well.