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ERIC Number: ED496409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 133
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-780-8735-5232-5
Doing Good Science In Middle School
Jorgenson, Olaf; Cleveland, Jackie; Vanosdall, Rick
National Science Teachers Association (NJ3)
Just as middle schoolers are "wired" to learn in active, hands-on ways, this book is wired to help teachers spark a vital connection to these students to keep them tuned-in to science. "Doing Good Science in Middle School" combines practical insights about adolescent learners with what master teachers know about how to shift from passive, textbook-centered instruction to inquiry-based investigations. Chapters cover the psychology of the middle school learner; why inquiry and collaboration are the cornerstones of good science; integrating science, literacy, math, and technology; classroom management and safety; plus additional resources and sample forms. At the book's core are 10 must-do activities. All are developmentally appropriate, inquiry-and Standards-based lessons of use to teachers at all experience levels (including preservice). Doing Good Science is a truly comprehensive practitioner's guide. It brings teachers ideas for presenting curriculum, strategies for reaching all students, and a research basis for justifying your practices in the classroom--all through a combination of humor and true stories from experienced educators who make a solid case for inquiry in real-world middle school.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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