"Very useful to K-12 classroom teachers and preservice teachers. The examples, vignettes, cases, and stories are powerful, and the lesson plans are well done and easy to use."
--Mandy Frantti, Science and Mathematics Teacher
Munising High School, MI
"The author focuses on science as a process, uses familiar examples to explain abstract principles, and provides detailed lessons that align with national science standards, connect to other content areas, and scaffold the development of additional lessons."
--Sally Berman, Educational Consultant and Former Science Teacher
Fully engage your students in science instruction that promotes deep understanding of essential concepts.
Gain fresh insights for teaching, learning, and assessing knowledge of critical science concepts through the exploration of research-based practices for science education. Brain-Compatible Science, Second Edition shows teachers how to incorporate practices such as constructivism and inquiry-based learning into their science instruction to help students move beyond memorizing facts to deeper levels of understanding.
Linked to National Science Education Standards, this resource also provides an abundance of fully developed science lessons that give students maximum exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking. Easily adapted to any science curriculum, the lessons include:
- Learning objectives, assessment rubrics, and checklists
- Background information
- Pre-activity discussions with step-by-step procedures
- Reproducible pages
- Closure and extension suggestions
This powerful model of science instruction invites students into a process of meaningful inquiry, helping them develop positive attitudes about science, and ensuring that they understand important concepts and principles.