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Janice Koch is Professor Emeritus of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York. She developed and taught science education courses to elementary, middle, and secondary pre-and in-service teachers. Additionally, she taught courses addressing: Introduction to Education, Action Research, Qualitative Research, and Gender Issues in the classroom. Dr. Koch shares her passion for teaching and learning through presentations as well as through her introduction to education text TEACH, 3rd Edition (2016, Cengage Learning). Her acclaimed textbook SCIENCE STORIES has been used by thousands of pre-service and in-service educators interested in creating meaningful science experiences for their students. She and her husband currently reside in Central Maryland, where she consults on education projects across the country and internationally and evaluates grant funded science education initiatives. She presented her work at Oxford University in 2014.
Teaching Science Through Inquiry-Based Instruction provides theory and practical advice for elementary and middle school teachers to help their students learn science. Written at a time of substantive change in science education, this book deals both with what’s currently happening and what’s expected in science classes in elementary and middle schools. Readers explore the nature of science, its importance in today’s world, trends in science education, and national science standards.
The Thirteenth Edition is expanded to include information about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Performance Expectations for all elementary grade-level activities as well as the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Additionally, the book strives to present manageable ways to successfully bring inquiry into the science classroom by relating A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas and the 5E Instructional Model. Each chapter ends with suggested discussion questions and professional practice activities to encourage reflection and extend learning. New NGSS-aligned classroom activities provide examples of instruction that interweave the three dimensions of science. The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos, assessment quizzes, and an activity library.
Doug Llewellyn’s two big aims with this new edition of Inquire Within? To help you engage students in activities and explorations that draw on their big questions, then build students’ capacity to defend their claims. Always striking a balance between the “why” and the “how,” new features include how toTeach argumentation, a key requirement of both the Common Core and NGSS Adapt your existing science curricula and benefit from the book’s many lesson plans Improve students’ language learning and communication skills through inquiry-based instruction Develop your own inquiry-based mindset
New to this Edition:
•Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are integrated throughout the book.
•Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are addressed in Chapter 7’s discussion of integrating science with other disciplines.
•Users of previous editions will notice restructuring of chapters 3 and 4 to better unify theory and practice as well as a new lesson example that models how the NGSS might inform lesson planning.
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With the Next Generation Science Standards, your students won’t just be scientists—they’ll be engineers. But you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your middle school math and science lessons with this collection of time-tested engineering curricula for science classroom materials. Features include:A handy table that leads you to the chapters you need In-depth commentaries and illustrative examples A vivid picture of each curriculum, its learning goals, and how it addresses the NGSS More information on the integration of engineering and technology into middle school science education