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Teaching Children Science Paperback – 20 February 2009

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  • Publisher : Pearson; 7th edition (20 February 2009)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0137016913
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0137016914
  • Dimensions : 27.6 x 1.8 x 21.9 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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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. 

    To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137156771.  To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780138006112.

  • 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.




About the Author

 Joseph Abruscato is a former public school science teacher and Science Methods professor retired from University of Vermont.  He has also wrote or co-authored a variety of materials for teachers and students including Teaching Children Science:  Discovery Methods for the Elementary and Middle Grades, Third Edition and The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities.


Dr. Donald DeRosa has worked in the field of science education for twenty years as a classroom teacher; teacher educator; and director of CityLab, a biotechnology-learning laboratory for teachers and students at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching where he teaches courses in elementary science education. His research interests focus on the development of effective methods to teach scientific thinking. In addition to conducting workshops on biotechnology education and inquiry-based science teaching for in-service teachers, Dr. DeRosa has co-authored several curriculum supplements in biotechnology and has consulted in the development of biotechnology programs throughout the United States and Europe.

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