Making Sense of Secondary Science

Author: Rosalind Driver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317601241
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Education

What ideas do children hold about the natural world? How do these ideas affect their learning of science? Young learners bring to the classroom knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world constructed from their experiences of education and from outside school. These ideas contribute to subsequent learning, and research has shown that teaching of science is unlikely to be effective unless it takes learners’ perspectives into account. Making Sense of Secondary Science provides a concise, accessible summary of international research into learners’ ideas about science, presenting evidence-based insight into the conceptions that learners hold, before and even despite teaching. With expert summaries from across the science domains, it covers research findings from life and living processes, materials and their properties and physical processes This classic text is essential reading for all trainee secondary, elementary and primary school science teachers, as well as those researching the science curriculum and science methods, who want to deepen their understanding of how learners think and to use these insights to inform teaching strategies. It also provides a baseline for researchers wishing to investigate contemporary influences on children’s ideas and to study the persistence of these conceptions. Both components of Making Sense of Secondary Science – this book and the accompanying teacher’s resource file, Making Sense of Secondary Science: Support materials for teachers - were developed as a result of a collaborative project between Leeds City Council Department of Education and the Children’s Learning in Science Research Group at the University of Leeds, UK.

Making Sense of Secondary Science

Author: James Driver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136773150
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Education

What ideas do children hold about the naturl world? How do these ideas affect their learning of science? When children begin secondary school they already have knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world from their experiences both in primary classes and outside school. These ideas contribute to subsequent learning and research has shown that teaching is unlikely to be effective unless it takes learners' perspectives into account. Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into Children's Ideas provides a concise, accessible summary of the research that has been done internationally in this area. The research findings are arranged in three main sections: life and living processes; materials and their properties; and physical processes. Much of this material has hitherto been difficult to access and its publication in this convenient form will be welcomed by all science teachers, both in initial training and in schools, who want to deepen their understanding of how their children think.

Children S Ideas In Science

Author: Driver, Rosalind
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335150403
Release Date: 1985-06-01
Genre: Education

This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.

Investigating Safely

Author: Juliana Texley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9780873552028
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Just as high school science is more complex than it is at lower grade levels, so are the safety issues you face in your classes and labs. Reduce the risks to people and place with Investigating Safety, the tried and most advanced and detalled volume in NSTA's unique series of safety guidebooks for science teachers. Some of the guide's 11 chapters deal with the special safety requirements of specific disciplines; physics, chemistry, Earth and space sciences, and biology. Others cover topics every high school teacher must grapple with, including equipping labs; storing and disposing of chemicals and other hazardous materials; maintaining documentation; and organizing field trips. You'll learn not only how to accommodate students with specials needs but also how to make every student a partner in safer science. Classroom veterans themselves, the authors have organized the book with practicality in mind. Safety concepts are discussed in the context of common situations in real classrooms. Sidebars and inserts in every chapter highlight and reinforce important material. Key informatin is selectively repeated in different chapters so you won't have to flip back and forth. And permission slips, student contracts, and other sample forms are included for adapting to your needs. With scrutiny of teachers' practices and concerns about liability accelerating, Investigating Safely belongs on the bookshelf of every high school science teacher, and every science supervisor.

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483351865
Release Date: 2005-02-23
Genre: Education

This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Making Sense of Secondary Science

Author: Rosalind Driver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134860753
Release Date: 2004-03-10
Genre: Education

When children begin secondary school, they already have knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world from their experiences both in primary classes and outside school. This collection of support materials is designed especially for teachers of the early years in secondary school to give guidance both on the ideas which children are likely to bring with them and also on using these ideas to help pupils to make sense of their experiences in science lessons. The materials are in 24 sections, structured around three themes - life and living processes, materials and their properties and physical processes. Included in each section is a science map identifying key science ideas and also a set of learning guides which give detailed advice on helping children to develop these ideas. Written in collaboration with teachers, field-tested in schools and suitable for use with any published science scheme, these materials will be an essential resource for all science teachers who are planning teaching schemes and developing science lessons within the National Curriculum. A separate paperback, Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into Children's Ideas comes with the file and is also available separately. This provides a summary of research in the area and a detailed bibliography for those who want to pursue certain aspects further.

Predict Observe Explain

Author: John Haysom
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137596
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Amphibians

The standards-based lessons in this slim volume serve as an introduction to environmental science for young learners. Hop Into Action helps teach children about the joy of amphibians through investigations that involve scientific inquiry and knowledge building. Twenty hands-on learning lessons can be used individually or as a yearlong curriculum. Each lesson is accompanied by detailed objectives, materials lists, background information, step-by-step procedures, evaluation questions, assessment methods, and additional web resources. The activities can be integrated into other disciplines such as language arts, physical education, art, and math and are adaptable to informal learning environments. --from publisher description.

Assessing Critical Thinking in Elementary Schools

Author: Rebecca Stobaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317921646
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Education

This practical, very effective resource helps elementary school teachers and curriculum leaders develop the skills to design instructional tasks and assessments that engage students in higher-level critical thinking, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. Real examples of formative and summative assessments from a variety of content areas are included and demonstrate how to successfully increase the level of critical thinking in every elementary classroom! This book is also an excellent resource for higher education faculty to use in undergraduate and graduate courses on assessment and lesson planning.

Assessing Toxic Risk

Author: Nancy M. Trautmann
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781933531557
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Toxicology

How can we decide what concentration of arsenic is acceptable in public drinking water? What does it mean to say that Vitamin D is a highly toxic chemical? How can we balance the risks of spraying pesticides versus the risks of insect-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, or Malaria? Students discover the answers to these intriguing questions and more by delving into the Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series: Assessing Toxic Risk, Teacher Edition.

Making Sense of People

Author: Samuel Barondes
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780134214382
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Self-Help

A NEW, MORE PRACTICAL EDITION OF THE POPULAR SCIENTIFIC GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE What really bothers you about your boss—or your daughter’s boyfriend? Why are you so attracted to the person you’re dating? Can you rely on your intuition about people? This book will help you find out. Drawing on extensive research, renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes gives you powerful tools for understanding what people are really like and how they got that way. Now improved with easy, step-by-step “practical summaries,” these tools will help you quickly assess anyone’s tendencies, patterns, character, and sense of identity. You’ll learn how to combine these into a unified picture of who that person is. With these insights, you can choose more satisfying relationships, recognize telltale signs of dysfunction and danger, and savor the complexity and uniqueness of everyone you meet. A quick, easy system for understanding anyone! Supplement your intuition Identify character strengths and weaknesses Make better decisions about whom to seek out and whom to avoid Find out how all personalities are shaped by two great chance events: the set of genes we happen to be born with, and the world we happen to grow up in

Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners

Author: Edward G. Lyon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442231276
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Education

Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners: Developing Supportive and Responsive Learning Context for Sense-making and Language Development provides a resource for multiple audiences, including pre- and in-service secondary science teachers, science teacher educators, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and administrators, to learn about a research-based approach to teaching science that responds to the growing population of English learners in the United States. The book offers clear definitions of pedagogical practices supported by classroom examples and a cohesive framework for teaching science in linguistically diverse classrooms. The Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (or SSTELLA) Framework addresses how learning science is enhanced through meaningful and relevant learning experiences that integrate discipline-specific literacy. In particular, four core science teaching practices are described: (1) contextualized science activity, (2) scientific sense-making through scientific and engineering practices, (3) scientific discourse, and (4) English language and disciplinary literacy development. These four core practices are supported by sound theory and research based on unscripted guidelines and flexible modifications of science lessons. Moreover, the four interrelated practices promote students’ use of core science ideas while reading, writing, talking, and doing science, thus reflecting principles from Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and English language proficiency standards. Secondary Science Teaching provides readers with a historical and theoretical basis for integrating language, literacy, and science in multilingual science classrooms, and well as explicit models and guided support teachers in enacting effective teaching practices in the classroom, including comparative vignettes to distinguish between different types of classroom practice.

Rest Play Grow

Author: Deborah MacNamara Phd
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995051208
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre:

Based on the work of one of the world's foremost child development experts, Gordon Neufeld, Rest, Play, Grow offers a developmental road map to adults and is what every toddler, preschooler, and kindergartner wished their adults understood about them. Gabor Mate calls it "an essential primer on how to be a parent."