Teaching and Learning Science

Teaching and Learning Science

By: Kenneth Tobin (author)Paperback

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Teaching and Learning Science consists of sixty-six chapters written by more than ninety leading educators and scientists. The contributions are informed by cutting-edge theory and research and address numerous issues that are central to K-12 education. This resource will be particularly valuable for parents and teachers as schools around the country prepare students to meet the challenges presented when science is added to the No Child Left Behind Act in 2007. These insightful contributions touch on many of the most controversial topics facing science educators and students today, including evolution, testing, homeschooling, ecology, and the achievement gaps faced by girls, children of color, and ESL learners. Accessible and full of insight, the set is written for teachers, parents, and students, and offers a wealth of resources germane to K-12 settings. The book is arranged according to themes that are central to science education: language and scientific literacy, home and school relationships, equity, new roles for teachers and students, connecting science to other areas of the curriculum, resources for teachers and learners, and science in the news. The authors address controversial topics such as evolution, and present alternative ways to think about teaching, learning, the outcomes of science education, and issues associated with high stakes testing. In addition, relationships between science and literacy are explored in terms of art and science, making sense of visuals in textbooks, reading, writing, children's literature, and uses of comics to represent science. Chapters also address how to teach contemporary science, including the origin of the chemical elements, the big bang, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

About Author

Kenneth Tobin is presidential professor, Urban Education Program, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Part 1 Key Issues in Science Education Chapter 2 Analyses of Current Trends and Practices in Science Education Chapter 3 High-Stakes Science Testing Chapter 4 Conceptual Change as a Viable Approach to Understanding Student Learning in Science Chapter 5 Finding Meaning in Science Chapter 6 Controversy over Evolution Chapter 7 Learning from Laboratory Activities Chapter 8 Learning Environments in Science Classrooms Part 9 Language and Scientific Literacy Chapter 10 Scientific Literacy Chapter 11 Verbal and Nonverbal Interactions in Science Classrooms Chapter 12 Understanding Visuals in Science Textbooks Chapter 13 Science and Writing Chapter 14 Reading and Science Chapter 15 Making Science Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners Chapter 16 The Interrelationship between Technological Fluency and Scientific Literacy Part 17 Home and School Relationships Chapter 18 Elementary Students and Parents Learning Science through Shared Inquiry Chapter 19 Rethinking Homework Chapter 20 Using Science to Bridge the Learning Gap between Home and School Chapter 21 The Homeschooled Child and Science Part 22 Equity Chapter 23 Race, Equity, and the Teaching of Science Chapter 24 Exploring Issues of Race, Power, and Concern in Rural Lower-Track Science Contexts Chapter 25 Science Learning Achievements to Leave No Community Behind Chapter 26 Poverty and Science Education Chapter 27 Gender Equity Issues Chapter 28 Understanding Agency in Science Education Chapter 29 Building Rovers to Bridge the Achievement Gap: Space Exploration at School and at Home Part 30 New Roles for Teachers and Students Chapter 31 Teachers as Researchers Chapter 32 Choreographing Teaching: Coteaching with Special Education/inclusion Teachers in Science Classrooms Chapter 33 Theater of the Oppressed Pedagogy: Fostering Critically Reflective Science Teachers Chapter 34 Constructing Knowledge about Electricity, Motors, and Magnets outside of the Box Chapter 35 Students as Researchers: Creating New Identities Chapter 36 Using Cogenerative Dialogues to Improve Science Education Chapter 37 Distributed Leadership Practices in Science Education Part 38 Making Connections with Science Chapter 39 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Science Education Chapter 40 Interactive Historical Vignette: The Scientific Endeavors of Mary Anning, the First Woman Paleontologist Chapter 41 Science and Art Chapter 42 Resources for Connecting Science and Literature Chapter 43 The place for Comics in Science Education Chapter 44 Using Driving Questions to Motivate and Sustain Student Interest in Learning Science Chapter 45 Students as Curriculum Guides: Environmental Science Chapter 46 Student Interest-Focused Curricula Part 47 Resources for Teaching and Learning Science Chapter 48 The Internet and Science Education Chapter 49 Educational Robotics Chapter 50 Science Teaching and Learning through the Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanical Garden Chapter 51 Using the Museum as a Resource for Learning Science Chapter 52 Using Field Trip Experiences to Further the Participation in and Learning of Science Chapter 53 Building Adult Advocacy in Science: A Girl Scout and Science Museum Collaboration Chapter 54 Pitfalls in the Teaching of Evolution: Darwin, Finches, History Chapter 55 Teaching Electrochemistry Chapter 56 Demo Essays: Using an Old Trick to Teach in a New Way Chapter 57 The Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami, December 26, 2004 Chapter 58 Investigating Volvanic Flows through Inquiry Chapter 59 A Matter of Timing: Learning about the Impact of Environmental Changes on Animal Migration Chapter 60 Get Rocks in Your Head! Chapter 61 Use of the Internet in the Teacing of Elementary Science Chapter 62 Using Bill Nye, The Science Guy within a Framework of Inquiry Science Part 63 Science in the News Chapter 64 The Origin of the Chemical Elements Chapter 65 The Big Bang: How the Universe Began, and How to Teach It Chapter 66 Hurricanes and Tornadoes Chapter 67 Global Warming Chapter 68 Environmental Protection Chapter 69 Protecting the Air We Breathe Chapter 70 Childhood Overweight and Science Education Chapter 71 The Truth about Trans Fats Will Break Your Heart Chapter 72 Hair Relaxers: The Chemistry of an Everyday Experience Chapter 73 Sunscreens and Sunblocks: Using Sunprint Paper to Investigate SPF Chapter 74 Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The Alternative Energy Source of the Future?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781578866861
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 580
  • ID: 9781578866861
  • weight: 934
  • ISBN10: 1578866863

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