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ERIC Number: ED457031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-325-00386-6
Primary Science: Taking the Plunge. How To Teach Science More Effectively for Ages 5 to 12. Second Edition.
Harlen, Wynne
This book identifies the teacher's role and provides guidance on the motivation of students, teaching strategies, questioning techniques, and the assessment of student learning for effective teaching. Chapters include: (1) "Why Science? What Science?"; (2) "Bringing Children and Science Together"; (3) "The Right Question at the Right Time" (Jos Elstgeest); (4) "Helping Children Raise Questions--and Answering Them" (Sheila Jelly); (5) "Taking Children's Own Ideas Seriously"; (6) "Helping Children to Plan and Interpret Investigations"; (7) "Helping Children to Observe"; (8) "Helping Children to Communicate"; and (9) "Assessing for Learning." (Contains 25 references.) (YDS)
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($20). Tel: 603-431-7894; Fax: 603-431-7840; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A