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The natural investigator : a constructivist approach to teaching elementary and middle school science

Author: Michael Lee Bentley; Christine Ebert; Edward S Ebert
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bentley, Michael Lee.
Natural investigator.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000
(OCoLC)606363126
Online version:
Bentley, Michael Lee.
Natural investigator.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000
(OCoLC)607703411
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lee Bentley; Christine Ebert; Edward S Ebert
ISBN: 0534129129 9780534129125
OCLC Number: 42022339
Description: xxiv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section I Considering the World of Science 1 --
Chapter 1 Perspectives on the Nature of Science 3 --
What Is Science? 4 --
What Distinguishes the Scientist? 4 --
An Operational Definition of Science 7 --
Science as Problem Solving 9 --
Processes of Science 10 --
Science and Culture 11 --
Impact of Language and Metaphor 12 --
Hypotheses, Models, Theories, and Laws 13 --
Science and Technology 14 --
Science and Philosophy 15 --
Positivism 16 --
Constructivism 17 --
Comparing Positivism with Constructivism 17 --
Constructivism and the Teaching of Science 19 --
Chapter 2 Scientific Knowledge for the Elementary/Middle School Years 23 --
Scope of Elementary/Middle School Science 24 --
Less Is More 25 --
Frameworks for Science Content 25 --
National Education Standards 27 --
Physical Science 27 --
Life Science Content 29 --
Earth and Space Science Content 31 --
Additional Content Areas 33 --
Obstacles to Implementing a Depth-Oriented Science Program 36 --
Chapter 3 Science Education: The New "Basic" in the Classroom 39 --
Science in the School Curriculum 40 --
A Brief Overview of How Science Became a Part of Education 41 --
Contemporary Condition of Science in the Public Schools 43 --
Trying to Explain What Has Been Found 45 --
Why Science Is Important in Elementary and Middle School 46 --
Science Is Utilitarian 47 --
Science Is Humanistic 50 --
Teaching for Feeling and Valuing 51 --
Affective Domain in Science Education 51 --
Tapping the Learning Potential of the Child 54 --
Values Formation 55 --
Motivating Children to Learn Science 56 --
Implications for the Aspiring Teacher 62 --
Metaphors of Instruction 62 --
What You Need to Know 63 --
Section II Psychological Foundations for Teaching Science 67 --
Chapter 4 Children's Cognitive Development and the Learning of Science 69 --
Children's Science and Constructivism 70 --
Intended and Actual Outcomes of Instruction 71 --
Children's Science versus Scientists' Science 73 --
Constructivism in Practice 75 --
Children's Misconceptions 77 --
Facilitating Conceptual Development 80 --
Conceptual Development Model 80 --
Instructional Implications of the Conceptual Development Model 86 --
Chapter 5 Eliciting Children's Conceptions about Science 91 --
Purpose of Interviews 92 --
Dynamics of Interviews 93 --
Nature of Interviews 93 --
Challenges on Many Levels 94 --
Component Questions for Designing Interviews 97 --
Seeking Generalizations and Operational Definitions 98 --
Conducting Interviews 101 --
Analyzing Interview Responses 103 --
Individual and Group Patterns of Understanding 103 --
Categorizing Responses Relative to Conceptual Development 107 --
Identifying Instructional Implications 109 --
Finding Time for Interviewing 112 --
Resource Personnel 112 --
Sampling the Class 113 --
Modifying Class Discussion 113 --
Section III Methods of Science Teaching for the Elementary and Middle School Grades 117 --
Chapter 6 Developing the Skills of the Natural Investigator 119 --
Children's Questions 120 --
Inquiry 124 --
Inquiry Approach 124 --
Inquiry Development 127 --
Science Process Skills 132 --
Basic Science Process Skills 133 --
Integrated Science Process Skills 142 --
Chapter 7 Investigations in Science 144 --
There is More Than One Way to Investigate 145 --
Types of Investigations 145 --
Trial and Error 146 --
Documenting 147 --
Prediction Testing 149 --
Product Testing 152 --
Experimenting 154 --
Reflecting 160 --
Generating Models 161 --
Inventing 164 --
Chapter 8 Designing Science Lessons 176 --
Three Components of Science Education 177 --
Content, Attitude, and Process 177 --
Survival Values 178 --
Discovery Learning 179 --
Learning Cycle 181 --
Teaching for Conceptual Change 183 --
Interactive Strategies That Facilitate the Discovery Approach 186 --
Chapter 9 Making Real-Worldc Connections 192 --
Relevancy and the Teaching of Science 193 --
Approaches for Relevant Connections 194 --
Real-World Demonstrations 195 --
Relevant Documentation 198 --
Individual Investigations 200 --
Nontraditional Educational Opportunities 201 --
At Play 202 --
Science Excursions 205 --
Facing Environmental Issues 206 --
Section IV Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 211 --
Chapter 10 Science, Technology, and Society: Connections 213 --
What Is STS? 214 --
Science and Technology as a Social Issue 216 --
Social Change: The Big Picture 217 --
Carrying Capacity: The Crunch Is Here 217 --
Considerations for the Future 221 --
STS in the Classroom 225 --
Infusing STS Education into the Curriculum 225 --
Using Simulations/Role-Playing/Projects 226 --
Helping Children Analyze and Discuss Issues 231 --
Enabling Children to Consider Consequences 231 --
Chapter 11 Developing the Elementary/Middle School Science Program 235 --
Goals for Teaching Science 236 --
Scientific Literacy 238 --
Science Appreciation 238 --
Citizen Formation 239 --
Reform Efforts of the 1950s-1970s: The Alphabet Programs 241 --
Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science (COPES) 243 --
Elementary Science Study (ESS) 243 --
Science--A Process Approach (SAPA/SAPA II) 243 --
Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS/SCISII/SCIIS) 244 --
Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS) 244 --
Reform Efforts of the 1980s-1990s 245 --
Science and Technology for Children (STC) 245 --
Full Option Science System (FOSS) 246 --
Science Alive 246 --
Science for Life and Living and Middle School Science and Technology 246 --
Insights 247 --
Developing the Program at Your School 249 --
Determine the Condition of the Science Program 249 --
Being Prepared 251 --
Make Room for Event-Based Science 251 --
Integrating Science across the Curriculum 255 --
Chapter 12 Planning and Managing Science in the Classroom 258 --
Multiple Contexts Require Multiple Approaches 259 --
Creating Spaces That Foster Interaction 260 --
Establishing Learning Centers 261 --
Managing Learning Centers 262 --
Alternative Patterns for Teaching Science 265 --
Prime Time for Science 265 --
Value of Planning for Subject Integration 267 --
Science Culture of the Classroom 267 --
Planning in Support of Inquiry 269 --
Using the Outdoors and Community Resources 269 --
Planning for a Safe Environment 275 --
Chapter 13 Assessment of Student Learning 278 --
Nature of Assessment 279 --
Traditional Assessment versus Performance-Based Assessment 280 --
Indirect Assessment versus Direct Assessment 281 --
Alternative Forms of Assessment 282 --
Interviews 282 --
Checklists 282 --
Open-ended Questioning 283 --
Science Journals 284 --
Inquiry Reports 285 --
Investigation Reports 287 --
Inventions and Models 288 --
Performance Tests 288 --
Authentic Assessment Using Portfolios 289 --
Nature of Portfolios 289 --
Purpose of Portfolios 290 --
Value of Portfolios 290 --
Components for Science Portfolios 291 --
Portfolio as Evidence of Cognitive Gain 292 --
Scoring Rubrics 293 --
Chapter 14 A Compendium of Resources for Teaching Science 299 --
Goals and Objectives for Science and Environmental Education: A Sampler 300 --
Major Science Curriculum Reform Projects 301 --
Guidelines for the National Science Education Standards 301 --
Areas Addressed by the National Science Education Standards 301 --
Eight Categories of the Content Standards 302 --
Content Standards by Category 302 --
Science Topics Common to K-8 Science 303 --
Earth Space Science 303 --
Living Things 304 --
Matter and Energy 305 --
Safety in the Classroom 306 --
First Aid 306 --
Safety Glasses 306 --
Science-Related General Safety Practices for Teachers 306 --
Suggestions for Working with Chemicals 307 --
Suggestions for Working with Electricity 307 --
Dayt and Night 307 --
Sound 308 --
Shadows 308 --
Light 308 --
Seasons 308 --
Electricity 309 --
Magnetism 309 --
Planning Science Field Trips 309 --
Field Trip Safety 309 --
Toxic Plants 310 --
Plants Poisonous to the Touch 310 --
Plants Poisonous When Eaten 310 --
Plants with Toxic Saps 310 --
Materials and Supplies for an Overnight Camping Experience 310 --
Useful Recipes and Formulas 311 --
Sterilizer for Goggles 311 --
Regular Cleaning Solution 311 --
Goop 311 --
Play Dough 311 --
Bubbles 312 --
Finger Paints 312 --
Notes on Animals in the Classroom 312 --
Resources for Teaching Science 313 --
Books about Science Teaching Resources 313 --
Periodicals 313 --
Science Trade Books 315 --
Resources for Planning Outdoor Activities 317.
Responsibility: Michael Bentley, Christine Ebert, Edward S. Ebert II ; [illustrator, Joan Carol].

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