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Using Science Notebooks in Middle School

Using Science Notebooks in Middle School

Author: Michael P. Klentschy

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936137046

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Many middle school teachers across the United States use student science notebooks as part of their daily classroom instruction. Many others would like to but are not sure exactly how to start. Following his bestselling Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms, Michael Klentschy now examines how the student science notebook can be an invaluable tool at the middle school level. Strategic sentence starters, discussion starters, graphic organizers, and writing scaffolds are included to create or build on existing knowledge. Numerous examples of student work are provided---even an entire notebook entry for one lesson, from making initial predictions to defending conclusions. A discussion of the needs of English learners is also provided, with specific strategies to increase both language fluency and writing proficiency. Scoring guides and other approaches to giving student feedback are included to both underline the importance of feedback and provide some classroom-tested ways to do it.

Everyday Science Mysteries

Everyday Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531212

Category: Education

Page: 188

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The story format is one of the most effective ways to engage students’ attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K–8, and key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the National Science Education Standards.

The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12

The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12

Author: Rick Allen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416605720

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 406

Where is U.S. secondary-level science education heading today? That's the question that The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12 sets out to answer. Over the last century, U.S. science classes have consistently relied on lectures, textbooks, rote memorization, and lab demonstrations. But with the onset of NCLB-mandated science testing and increased concern over the United States' diminishing global stature in science and technology, public pressure is mounting to educate students for a deeper conceptual understanding of science. Through lively examples of classroom practice, interviews with award-winning science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at research, readers will learn * How to make use of research within the cognitive sciences to foster critical thinking and deeper understanding. * How to use backward design to bring greater coherence to the curriculum. * Innovative, engaging ideas for implementing scientific inquiry in the classroom. * Holistic strategies to address the complex problems of the achievement gap, equity, and resources in the science classroom. * Strategies for dealing with both day-to-day and NCLB assessments. * How professional learning communities and mentoring can help teachers reexamine and improve their practice. Today's secondary science teachers are faced with an often-overwhelming array of challenges. The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12 can help educators negotiate these challenges while making their careers more productive and rewarding.

Exploring Mathematics with Scientific Notebook

Exploring Mathematics with Scientific Notebook

Author: Wei-Shih Yang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UCSD:31822026365718

Category: Computers

Page: 209

View: 292

Scientific Notebook is the latest gateway to interactive teaching and learning in the sciences and is a uniquely user-friendly front end to the computing engine Maple. As such, it provides a powerful new writing and computing tool for scientists, students, and teachers alike. Exploring Mathematics with Scientific Notebook describes the use of Scientific Notebook and presents several innovative approaches to scientific computing and to teaching pedagogy that exploit its special features.

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks

Author: Kellie Marcarelli

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452258461

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 195

Increase student learning in the inquiry-based science classroom! Interactive notebooks allow students to record observations, reflect on learning, and self-assess their work. Packed with student examples, this detailed guide explains the unique features that make interactive notebooks more effective tools than conventional notebooks for science classrooms. This resource: Describes the nuts and bolts of implementing interactive notebooks, including execution, time management, and grading Uses the 5E Learning Cycle as the framework for science instruction Emphasizes the importance of writing in science and provides strategies for modeling effective writing Explores strategies to encourage collaborative student inquiry and foster whole-class discussions

Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Janice Koch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133713074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 869

SCIENCE STORIES helps teachers build their own instructional knowledge through the use of narratives about science in real-world classrooms that demonstrate important content, learning, and strategies in action. Expanding Meanings sections following the stories highlight the applicable Teaching Ideas, Science Ideas, and Science Standards. Author Janice Koch's constructivist approach guides teachers in the discovery and exploration of their scientific selves so that they can learn from students' experiences and become effective scientific explorers in their own classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Science to Every Child

Teaching Science to Every Child

Author: John Settlage

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415956376

Category: Science

Page: 383

View: 287

Teaching Science to Every Child proposes a fresh perspective for teaching school science and draws upon an extensive body of classroom research to meaningfully address the achievement gap in science education. Settlage and Southerland begin from the point of view that science can be thought of as a culture, rather than as a fixed body of knowledge. Throughout this book, the idea of culture is used to illustrate how teachers can guide all students to be successful in science while still being respectful of students' ethnic heritages and cultural traditions. By combining a cultural view of science with instructional approaches shown to be effective in a variety of settings, the authors provide elementary and middle school teachers with a conceptual framework as well as pedagogical approaches which support the science learning of a diverse array of students.

Readings in Science Methods, K-8

Readings in Science Methods, K-8

Author: Eric Brunsell

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531380

Category: Education

Page: 470

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If you're teaching an introductory science education course in a college or university, Readings in Science Methods, K - 8, with its blend of theory, research, and examples of best practices, can serve as your only text, your primary text, or a supplemental text. If you're a preservice teacher, you'll want a copy for its insights into how you can effectively teach science. If you're a practicing teacher, this book will refresh what you already know, and could lead you into new and fruitful approaches. and if you're an administrator, this is the perfect professional development tool as a reference for your staff. The book is a generously sized compendium of articles drawn from NSTA's middle and elementary level journals Science Scope and Science and Children. Editor Eric Brunsell teaches his methods courses using only the articles, the "voice of the classroom teacher," he says. Brunsell has chosen the best journal articles, tested each in the classroom, and organized them into seven sections, each supplemented with its own insightful introduction and "action steps:" The Nature of Science and Science Inquiry: Teaching Science; Science for All; Science-Teaching Toolbox; Teaching Life and Environmental Science; Teaching Physical Science; and Teaching Earth and Space Science.

More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781935155485

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 223

View: 776

Through 15 mystery stories, this book memorably illustrates science concepts for students and reinforces the value of learning science through inquiry. Each mystery presents opportunities for students to create questions, form hypotheses, test their ideas, and come up with explanations. Focused on concepts such as periodic motion, thermodynamics, temperature and energy, and sound, these mysteries draw students into the stories by grounding them in experiences students are familiar with, providing them with a foundation for classroom discussion and inquiry.

Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms

Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms

Author: Valarie L. Akerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000149616

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 610

This volume brings together evidence-based approaches to interdisciplinary language arts and science instruction. Firmly grounded in the research showing cognitive parallels between the two subjects, and reflecting the many recommendations in recent years for using interdisciplinary instruction at the elementary level, its goal is to help teachers effectively use this kind of instruction in elementary classrooms. The book is organized around three themes: *Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction; *The Influence of Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction on Children’s Learning; and *Research on Preparing Elementary Teachers to Use Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction Each chapter summarizes the research on its focal topic. Examples of research applied to practice, and questions and prompts for discussion and reflection help readers apply what they are reading in their own classroom contexts. Teacher educators and prospective and practicing elementary teachers everywhere will benefit from this overview of current research and practice in interdisciplinary science and language arts instruction.