ERIC Number: ED289719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Teaching Children Science. Second Edition.
This book focuses on science teaching at the elementary school level. It includes chapters dealing with various science content areas and teaching processes including: (1) what is science; (2) why teach science; (3) process skills as a foundation for unit and lesson planning; (4) how to plan learning units, daily lessons, and assessment strategies; (5) teaching strategies, textbooks, and classroom management associated with discovery learning; (6) teaching science to handicapped and gifted children; (7) teaching science to minority children; (8) how to plan and teach earth/space science; (9) the earth's surface, atmosphere and weather; (10) the cosmos; (11) how to plan and teach life science; (12) plants and animals; (13) the human body; (14) how to plan and teach physical science; (15) matter and motion; and (16) energies and machines. Most of the chapters dealing with specific content contain background information for the teacher and teaching strategies, activities and demonstrations. The appendices provide information on the metric system, a bibliography of resource books for teachers, and a list of sources of science equipment and supplies. (TW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Discovery Learning, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Prentice Hall, Inc., Prentice Hall Bldg., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 ($36.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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