Starting with Science

Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry

Young children arrive at school with unrestrained curiosity and wonder about the world. A fact-based, hands-on activity approach to teaching science, however, is not enough to help them deepen their scientific thinking or discoveries.

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Young children arrive at school with unrestrained curiosity and wonder about the world. A fact-based, hands-on activity approach to teaching science, however, is not enough to help them deepen their scientific thinking or discoveries. In Starting with Science: Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry, Marcia Talhelm Edson explores the big ideas surrounding inquiry-based science; she helps teachers thoughtfully plan for and implement a conceptual approach to teaching and l...read more

About the Author(s)

Marcia Edson is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Education at Boston University. She focuses on inquiry-based science in early childhood education.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Inquiry-Based Science
  • Chapter 2: Strategies for Teaching in an Inquiry-Focused Environment
  • Chapter 3: Science as a Context for Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Speaking
  • Chapter 4: Assessing for Understanding
  • Chapter 5: Designing an Inquiry Unit
  • Chapter 6: Teachers Talk About Inquiry-Based Science Teaching
  • Chapter 7: The Conversation Continues
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 160 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2012
Item No: 0807Item No: 0986Item No: B807
ISBN: 978-157110-807-4ISBN: 978-157110-986-6ISBN: 978-15711B-807-4

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