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Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (5th Edition)

Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (5th Edition)
Author: Ralph Martin - Colleen Sexton - Teresa Franklin -
ISBN 13: 9780205594917
ISBN 10: 205594913
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-04-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $193.00


Reviewer Praise:


“The ‘What Research Says’ sections are an excellent feature…an enjoyable and practical way to become familiar with current research!”  –Pamela Kramer, East Stroudsburg University


Comprehensive and engaging, the fifth edition of Teaching Science for All Children prepares elementary teachers to help students grasp the nature of science, construct understanding of and connections between science content area materials, apply scientific processes, and understand the interactions between science, technology, and society. The more than 60 featured lessons in the text employ the “Engage, Explore, Explain, Expand, Evaluate” Learning Cycle model and incorporate National Science Education Standards across all K-8 grade levels and science disciplines–earth, space, life, and physical. Authoritative coverage of science safety, new technology, national standards, and strategies for teaching diverse learners are the hallmarks of this well-respected text.


New to this edition:

NSES and NETS icons in the margin indicate standards-related content.

Revamped assessment chapter helps teachers see the connection between standardized tests, teacher assessment, and rubric development.

Increased discussion of diversity and individual differences throughout the book prepares teachers to work with students in today’s changing classroom.

Completely revamped technology chapter incorporates ISTE standards and guidesteachers to select appropriate resources and media for their lessons.

Learning Cycle Feature Lessons in the methods chapters now integrate photos and student work samples to enhance understanding and applications of the lesson.

New MyEducationLab feature box uses an Explore, Enrich and Expand framework for activities to engage readers with video and other media.


Also available in a compact version including only the methods chapters!

Teaching Science for All Children: Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding, Fourth Edition ISBN: 9780205593514


Integrated Multimedia Resources

MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings science teaching to life. Through authentic in-class video footage, interactive simulations, rich case studies, MyEducationLab prepares you for your teaching career by showing you what quality science instruction looks like, providing examples of authentic teacher and student work, and much more. MyEducationLab is easy to use. In your textbook look for the MyEducationLab logo in end-of-chapter boxed features and follow the simple instructions to access the MyEducationLab video or activities that correspond with the chapter content. For more information turn to the MyEducationLab walk-through in the book or go to www.myeducationlab.com.



Details strategies and specific learning activities for teaching science in the classroom. After an overview of essential concepts, Part II focuses on preparing elementary and middle school lessons, and Part III emphasizes the 4E learning cycle and discusses a variety of teaching methods and teacher skills. Part IV contains some 60 complete science lessons with about 150 hands-on activities. Appendices offer contacts for organizations and materials sources. This second edition incorporates the National Science Education Standards throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)