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The Resource Discussions in science : promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years, Tim Sprod

Discussions in science : promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years, Tim Sprod

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Discussions in science : promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years
Title
Discussions in science
Title remainder
promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years
Statement of responsibility
Tim Sprod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Encourage your students to go beyond learning scientific facts and skills, to an in-depth collaborative inquiry into scientific concepts, the nature of science, the ethical implications of science and the links between science and their everyday lives. The first section of Discussions in Science explains the theoretical basis for the approach used, citing research into teaching for understanding, cognitive acceleration in science education, constructivist pedagogies and the power of classroom discussion. The second section presents a wide range of purpose written stories to read with your class and discuss. In each story, the young protagonists discuss their experiences in science, trying to make sense of their world. They raise scientific conceptual puzzles, methodological concerns and issues relating science beyond the classroom. Notes, exercises, discussion guides and suggestions for follow-up activities show you how to deepen your teaching of science, and to lead students into a more thorough exploration of scientific concepts, methods and implications."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
ANL
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1951-
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Sprod, Tim
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
Label
Discussions in science : promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years, Tim Sprod
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Theory -- What are the benefits of a scientific community of inquiry? -- How do I build a scientific community of inquiry? -- Running a scientific community of inquiry -- 2. Practice -- Activity 1 Magic -- Activity 2 Sliding Glasses -- Activity 3 Shadow Play -- Activity 4 Seeing Things -- Activity 5 Super Vision -- Activity 6 Are Scientists Mad? -- Activity 7 Energy -- Activity 8 Dinosaurs -- Activity 9 Lizards -- Activity 10 Experiments -- Activity 11 Animals -- Activity 12 Bouncing Balls -- Activity 13 Unnatural Dangers -- Activity 14 Light my Fire -- Activity 15 Back to the Caves -- Activity 16 Reaction Times -- Activity 17 Hooke's Law -- Activity 18 It's a Disaster!
Control code
13942800
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 174 p.
Isbn
9781742860343
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)744284307
  • (AuCNLKIN)000047550109
Label
Discussions in science : promoting conceptual understanding in the middle school years, Tim Sprod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Theory -- What are the benefits of a scientific community of inquiry? -- How do I build a scientific community of inquiry? -- Running a scientific community of inquiry -- 2. Practice -- Activity 1 Magic -- Activity 2 Sliding Glasses -- Activity 3 Shadow Play -- Activity 4 Seeing Things -- Activity 5 Super Vision -- Activity 6 Are Scientists Mad? -- Activity 7 Energy -- Activity 8 Dinosaurs -- Activity 9 Lizards -- Activity 10 Experiments -- Activity 11 Animals -- Activity 12 Bouncing Balls -- Activity 13 Unnatural Dangers -- Activity 14 Light my Fire -- Activity 15 Back to the Caves -- Activity 16 Reaction Times -- Activity 17 Hooke's Law -- Activity 18 It's a Disaster!
Control code
13942800
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 174 p.
Isbn
9781742860343
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)744284307
  • (AuCNLKIN)000047550109

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