Becoming Scientists

Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5

Most important to being a good science teacher is holding the expectation that all students can be scientists and think critically. Providing a thinking curriculum is especially important for those children in diverse classrooms who have been underserved by our educational system.
— Becoming Scientists

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Most important to being a good science teacher is holding the expectation that all students can be scientists and think critically. Providing a thinking curriculum is especially important for those children in diverse classrooms who have been underserved by our educational system.
— Becoming Scientists

Good science starts with a question, perhaps from the teacher at the start of a science unit or from the children as they wonder what makes a toy car move, how food decompo...read more

About the Author(s)

Rusty Bresser first became interested in teaching while doing anthropological research on children and families in a rural farming community in French Polynesia. His interest in applied anthropology led him to the Teacher Education Program at the University of California at San Diego.

Sharon Fargason is a classroom teacher at Fay Elementary School in San Diego, California. She is interested in fostering and growing the natural curiosities that children develop as they learn about and interact with the world. She also teaches literacy and math methods courses to graduate students at Brandman University.

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Contents

Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Inquiry?
Chapter 2: Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning Inquiry Science
Chapter 3: Managing the Diverse Classroom During Inquiry Science
Chapter 4: Supporting English Language Learners in the Diverse Classroom
Chapter 5: Diving Into Inquiry: Investigating UV Beads
Chapter 6: What Makes Toy Cars Move? A Unit on Energy
Chapter 7: Navigating the Challenges of Inquiry Science: Responding to Teachers' Questions
Chapter 8: Deepening Teachers' Science Content Knowledge Through Inquiry
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-5
Media: 192 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2013
Item No: 0978Item No: 0995Item No: B978
ISBN: 978-157110-978-1ISBN: 978-157110-995-8ISBN: 978-15711B-978-1

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