ERIC Number: ED396929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Introductory Science Skills. Second Edition.
Gabel, Dorothy L.
This book is designed to help students understand the nature of scientific inquiry by involving them in doing science rather than merely reading about it. The content of the text emphasizes science process skills, mathematical skills, and the use of theories and models that are fundamental for learning the various science disciplines. The orientation of this book is toward teaching science in the elementary school. Units include: Observation; Classification, Shapes and Symmetry; Measurement and Metrics; Making Inferences and Predictions; Controlling Variables and Testing Hypothesis; Operational Definitions; Communication and Graphing; Formulating Hypotheses and Experimenting; Large and Small Numbers; Proportion and Graphing; Problem Solving; and Using Models and Theories: The Nature of Matter. (JRH)
Descriptors: Classification, Elementary Education, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Mathematical Applications, Measurement, Models, Observation, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Science Process Skills, Teacher Education
Waveland Press, Inc., P.O. Box 400, Prospect Heights, IL 60070.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A