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Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning
40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms

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  • Cory A. Buxton - Oregon State University, USA, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA, University of New Orleans, USA
  • Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. - University of Miami, USA
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Science Methods

May 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachers

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.


 
Preface
 
Introduction to Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning
 
Part I: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Classroom
 
Part II: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the School Building
 
Part III: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching on the School Grounds
 
Part IV: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching in the Neighborhood
 
Part V: Activities to Promote Place-Based Science Teaching the Broader Community
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix: Resources for Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning

“I would very likely use this book for my course - as previously stated, it’s easy reading. Activities are simple for students…It’s a win-win situation for all teachers and students.”

Carolyn Cyriaque
Chicago State University

Other Sage text was more appropriate to my course

Dr David Hampton
Special Education, Bowling Green State University
February 14, 2013
Key features

Key Features:

  • Provides the basic science background needed to maximize the activities and support both teachers and students in expanding their science content knowledge
  • Cultural and social connections highlight the relationship between science and society and contextualizes the place-based science activities
  • Thinking like a scientist pedagogical feature highlights key inquiry processes that are fundamental to practicing science
  • Grade level modifications provide examples of suggestions for how teachers can modify the activities to make them more appropriate for lower elementary, upper elementary and middle grades students
  • Interdisciplinary connections guide teachers on how to use these standards-based activities to connect science learning to the other content areas in the curriculum

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