This latest edition of Esler and Esler's popular text offers student-oriented, comprehensive, and well-balanced coverage of science content and methods. Users and reviewers have praised the appropriate blend of direct instruction and discovery techniques and the coverage of 17 areas of science. Each major topic heading and every lesson plan is tied to one of the National Science Education standards.
Blends instruction and discovery techniques with coverage of science content essential to teaching success. Explores how children learn science, explains the nature of discovery learning, and offers three basic constructivist techniques and procedures for teaching science lessons. Each of 17 chapters in Section II is devoted to a single content area, giving background and offering a model and lessons plans for teaching the topic. Lesson plans use today's media technologies and incorporate National Science Education standards. This edition lists Web sites, and includes new material on gender bias. The authors are affiliated with the University of Central Florida. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)