Doing Good Science in Middle School

Doing Good Science in Middle School

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Just as middle schoolers are qwiredq to learn in active, hands-on ways, this book is wired to help you spark a vital connection to these students to keep them tuned-in to science. Doing Good Science in Middle School combines practical insights about adolescent learners with what master teachers know about how to shift from passive, textbook-centered instruction to inquiry-based investigations. Chapters cover the psychology of the middle school learner; why inquiry and collaboration are the cornerstones of good science; integrating science, literacy, math, and technology; classroom management and safety; plus additional resources and ample forms. But at the book's core are 10 must-do activities. All are developmentally appropriate, inquiry- and Standards-based lessons of use to teachers at all experience levels (including preservice). Doing Good Science is a truly comprehensive practitioner's guide. It brings you ideas for presenting curriculum, strategies for reaching all students, and a research basis for justifying your practices in the classroom, all through a combination of humour and true stories from experienced educators who make a solid case for inquiry in real-world middle school.A Practical Guide to Inquiry-based Instruction Olaf Jorgenson, Jackie Cleveland, Rick Vanosdall ... Specifically, middle school students should do math in science activities that challenge them to n Represent situations verbally, numerically, graphically, ... and rules to describe situations n Use statistical methods to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make decisions n Use geometry in solving problems nanbsp;...

Title:Doing Good Science in Middle School
Author:Olaf Jorgenson, Jackie Cleveland, Rick Vanosdall
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2004-01-01


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