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Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for Elementary and Middle Grades (3rd Edition)

Teaching Children Science: Discovery Methods for Elementary and Middle Grades (3rd Edition)
Author: Joseph A. Abruscato - Donald A. DeRosa
ISBN 13: 9780137154531
ISBN 10: 137154534
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-03-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $108.20

Teaching Children Science:  Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, Third Edition


Joseph Abruscato, Retired from University of Vermont

Donald DeRosa, Boston University


Using the discovery approach made popular through Abruscato’s comprehensive text Teaching Children Science:  A Discovery Approach, Seventh Edition, this truncated version excludes the content and activities covered in Parts II-IV of the larger text. Written in an engaging style to attract readers’ interest,  this  text offers the first nine “methods” chapters of the comprehensive text that cover cooperative learning, questioning and active listening in their classrooms,  planning and managing discovery-based units, assessing students’ learning and understanding, and integrating science across the curriculum.


New to This Edition

MyEducationLab: An Integrated Online Resource. Bring the classroom to life through classroom-based video examples and access to numerous web resources. Look for the www.MyEducationLab.com logo in the margins of the text to identify related media assets. To make this online resource available to your students contact your local Pearson Representative for ordering information.

New! Coverage of technology/multimedia, engineering, and energy conservation appears in the new Chapter 8 Using Technology to Enhance Science Learning, which includes more earth-friendly and “green” science activities.

New!Universal Design for Learning discussion in Chapter 9, Adapting the Science Curriculum, presents an approach to designing course instruction, materials, and content to benefit students of all learning styles. 

New! Coverage of curriculum materials including how to distinguish between good and bad science kits and how to utilize them effectively in the classroom.