ERIC Number: ED403123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Developing Critical Thinking through Science. Book One.
Main, June; Eggen, Paul
This book is based on the premise that students apply thinking skills to learning science concepts and principles by doing through direct, firsthand experiences in an interactive, open atmosphere; constructing by building their knowledge through guided inquiry; and connecting by relating their learning to the world around them. The contents of this book have been designed to provide teachers and prospective teachers with a variety of science activities that spark curiosity in students. Each activity includes step-by-step procedures and questioning strategies that help students practice critical thinking while applying it to what they learn in class and to the real world. By becoming involved in these activities through direct observation, hands-on participation, and verbalization of the physical and thought processes, students build a more concrete understanding of the concepts taught in the activities. Units in this volume include: (1) Observing; (2) Water; (3) Buoyancy and Surface Tension; (4) Air; (5) Moving Air--Air Pressure; (6) Force; and (7) Space, Light, and Shadows. (JRH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Force, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Light, Questioning Techniques, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Water
Critical Thinking Books and Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448; phone: 800-458-4849.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Book 2, see SE 059 271.