Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding

A Science Curriculum for K-8 and Older Beginning Science Learners, 2nd Ed. Vol. I, Grades K-2

Author: Bernard J. Nebel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478738695

Category: Education

Page: 500

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Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU) - BFSU is for teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators to deliver a first-rate science education to K-8 students and older beginning-science learners. Vol. I (here) is for grades K-2 and older beginning-science learners. Volumes II and III are for grades 3-5, and 6-8, and older progressing science learners. BFSU provides both teaching methodologies and detailed lesson plans embracing and integrating all the major areas of science. BFSU lessons follow structured learning progressions that build knowledge and develop understanding in systematic incremental steps. BFSU lessons all center around hands-on experience and real-world observations. In turn, they draw students to exercise their minds in thinking and drawing rational conclusions from what they observe/experience. Therefore, in following BFSU, students will be guided toward conceptual understanding of crosscutting concepts and ideas of science, as well as factual knowledge, and they will develop mind skills of scientific thinking and logical reasoning in the process. Implementing BFSU requires no particular background in either science or teaching. Teachers/parents can learn along with their children and be excellent role models in doing so. Already widely used and acclaimed in its 1st edition form, this second edition of BFSU contains added elements that will make it more useful in bringing students to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Elementary Science Education

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, Vol. II, Grades 3-5, 2nd Ed.

Author: Bernard J Nebel Phd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478769163

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Page: 448

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Elementary Science Education: Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, Vol. II, grades 3-5, 2nd ed. Science Lesson Plans That Develop Understanding of Scientific Ideas and Concepts in Clear Steps. Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU) is a complete K-8 science curriculum in three volumes. This Elementary Science, BFSU is Volume II for grades 3-5. The BFSU science curriculum addresses all the major areas of science: nature of matter (chemistry); life sciences; physical science and technology; and Earth and space science. Lesson plans in each area provide for systematic, step-by-step learning (a learning progression) that leads to a comprehension of basic ideas and concepts fundamental to each area of science. In addition to providing rigorous learning progressions, BFSU guides teachers and homeschoolers in using teaching techniques that have been proven to be most effective in developing students' proficiency in exercising the practices of science. Key among these are: making observations, asking questions and exercising logical reasoning in deriving answers to those questions. Within each lesson, teachers/homeschoolers will find "signposts" that direct them in bringing students to exercise these and other practices that are crucial, not only to science, but to every other profession and countless aspects of everyday life as well. Students completing the BFSU curriculum will have the knowledge and skills prerequisite for any high school AP science course plus the understanding necessary to contribute positively toward implementing solutions to problems of the day. The Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding volumes are only part of the package. For no additional charge, the author provides an online support/help service. Go to BFSUcommunity.com, sign in, and you will have easy access to photographs, diagrams, videos, and other aids that will enhance your presentation and aid your children's learning of each lesson. There i
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Middle School Science Education

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding. vol. III, grades 6-8

Author: Bernard J. Nebel

Publisher: Building Foundations of Scient

ISBN: 9781432770334

Category: Education

Page: 496

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No one would dream of teaching math as a helter-skelter of computational skills and concepts. Yet, this is what typically occurs in teaching science at the K-8 level. Look for a difference in the Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding series. Nebel constructs and organizes lessons so that scientific skills are developed and integrated in a systematic, logical way while still allowing flexibility to accommodate the individuality of children. Additionally: ?Çó Skills of inquiry and rational thought become habits of mind as each lesson draws students, hands-on, to examine, reflect, question, discuss, test, and reason their way toward rational conclusions. ?Çó Lessons become meaningful and retention is enhanced by constantly relating lessons to real-world experience. ?Çó Standards are achieved, not by teaching to the test, but by being natural outcomes of integrated learning. ?Çó Math, reading, writing, and other subjects are easily integrated. Lists of additional readings are provided with each lesson. ?Çó Special training for teachers is not required. Teachers will learn along with their students and be excellent role models in doing so. Costs are kept minimal by utilizing commonly available items and materials.
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Handbook of Research on Science Education

Author: Norman G. Lederman,Sandra K. Abell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136221972

Category: Education

Page: 970

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Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.
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Ready, Set, SCIENCE!

Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Board on Science Education,Heidi A. Schweingruber,Andrew W. Shouse,Sarah Michaels

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309106146

Category: Education

Page: 220

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What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators. Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools. This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone �including parents �directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.
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Sarah, Sencilla Y Alta

Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780833572240

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. In Spanish.
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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science

Author: National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309176286

Category: Education

Page: 312

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What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy hands-on experience with life in an estuary? Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. A completely revised edition of the best-selling resource guide Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, this new book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help in teaching science from kindergarten through sixth grade. (Companion volumes for middle and high school are planned.) The guide annotates about 350 curriculum packages, describing the activities involved and what students learn. Each annotation lists recommended grade levels, accompanying materials and kits or suggested equipment, and ordering information. These 400 entries were reviewed by both educators and scientists to ensure that they are accurate and current and offer students the opportunity to: Ask questions and find their own answers. Experiment productively. Develop patience, persistence, and confidence in their own ability to solve real problems. The entries in the curriculum section are grouped by scientific area--Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science--and by type--core materials, supplementary materials, and science activity books. Additionally, a section of references for teachers provides annotated listings of books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and magazines that will help teachers enhance their students' science education. Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science also lists by region and state about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take students for interactive science experiences. Annotations highlight almost 300 facilities that make significant efforts to help teachers. Another section describes more than 100 organizations from which teachers can obtain more resources. And a section on publishers and suppliers give names and addresses of sources for materials. The guide will be invaluable to teachers, principals, administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, and advocates of hands-on science teaching, and it will be of interest to parent-teacher organizations and parents.
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Making Sense of Science: Energy

For Teachers of Grades 6-8

Author: Kirsten R. Daehler,Jennifer Folsom,Mayumi Shinohara

Publisher: WestEd

ISBN: 0914409786

Category: Education

Page: 656

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"Published in partnership with NSTA press, National Science Teachers Association"--Cover.
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