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Best Practices for Teaching Science
What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do

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April 2007 | 112 pages | Corwin
Join Randi Stone as she visits the classrooms of award-winning teachers to observe their tried-and-tested best practices for teaching science to elementary, middle school, and high school learners. Explore inquiry-based strategies for building student confidence and achievement as Stone's teachers demonstrate how to use robotics, rockets, straw-bale greenhouses, expedition learning, technology and music, independent research study, and much more. This book is packed with lessons that work and ideas that will expand the instructional repertoires of new and veteran teachers alike.

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
Peter M. Menth, California
1. Expeditionary Learning Receives Prestigious Toyota Tapestry Grant: Project Dracula
Stanley A. Wawrzyniak, New Hampshire
2. Less Is More . . . Really
Douglas L. Bailer, Alabama
3. More Than Just Rockets
Carol J. Skousen, Utah
4. Gravity
Jason E. Hughes, West Virginia
5. Making Microbes Fun
Sally Ogilvie, Utah
6. Building Our Curriculum as We Build a Straw-Bale Greenhouse
Kim Reining Gray, Georgia
7. Real-World Science Engagement
Mark Goldner, Massachusetts
8. A Method for Inquiry Science
Brenda Zabel, Nebraska
9. Using Technology and Music to Motivate Science Students
Cindy Corlett, Colorado
10. The Power of Building a Positive Classroom Climate
Pam Roller, Indiana
11. Mission Possible
Lindsey Prentice, Indiana
12. Robots: From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Deborah Perryman, Illinois
13. A Different Kind of Service
Nancy Elliott, Missouri
14. Environmental Studies Enhance Middle School Education
Jeff Shull, Michigan
15. An Independent Student Research Program Implemented in a Rural Michigan Community
Jeff Shull, Michigan
16. An Inquiry-Based, Student-Centered Approach
Frieda Taylor Aiken, Georgia
17. One Very Special Evening of Science
 
Index

"Wonderful things are going on in classrooms all around the country. Each of the teachers' stories in this volume provides a look into their classrooms. You will find ideas that can be used or modified in your work."

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Key features
  • 17 tried-and-tested best practices for teaching inquiry-based science to elementary, middle school, and high school learners
  • Award-winning classroom teachers model and explain how to use robotics, rockets, straw-bale greenhouses, expedition learning, technology and music, independent research study, and much more
  • Companion volumes feature strategies for teaching Writing and Mathematics

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