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Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach (7th Edition)

Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach (7th Edition)
Author: Joseph A. Abruscato - Don A. DeRosa
ISBN 13: 9780137156771
ISBN 10: 137156774
Edition: 7
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-03-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $174.00

Teaching Children Science:  A Discovery Approach, Seventh Edition


Dr. Joseph Abruscato, Retired from University of Vermont

Dr. Donald DeRosa, Boston University


While encouraging a “discovery approach” to teaching science, this popular text provides comprehensive coverage of the three major aspects of science teaching–methods, content, and activities. A motivating and engaging writing style makes this one of the most accessible science methods book on the market today. Extensively revised, this seventh edition presents the progression of inquiry and the 5Es of Learning as a theme of the text and the framework for each chapter.  This consistent framework throughout the methods, content, and activities helps novice teachers establish a solid foundation in science pedagogy for application to lesson planning and classroom instruction.


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.

Parts reorganized for practical application —Parts II through IV — each part now includes two "content" chapters and one "Putting the Content into Action" chapter replete with assessment probes; unit, lesson, and enrichment starter ideas;activities and demonstrations; and one full sample lesson plan.

New! Coverage of technology/multimedia, engineering, and energy conservation appears in the new Chapter 8, Using Technology to Enhance Science Learning, andPart IV, The Physical Sciences, 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.