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Title Taking science to school : learning and teaching science in grades K-8 / Committee on Science Learning, Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade ; Richard A. Duschl, Heidi A. Schweingruber, and Andrew W. Shouse, editors ; Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioural and Social Sciences and Education
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2007]


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Description xvi, 387 pages ; 27 cm
Contents Pt. I. Introduction -- 1. Science learning past and present -- 2. Goals for science education -- Pt. II. How children learn science -- 3. Foundations for science learning in young children -- 4. Knowledge and understanding of the natural world -- 5. Generating and evaluating scientific evidence and explanations -- 6. Understanding how scientific knowledge is constructed -- 7. Participation in scientific practices and discourse -- Pt. III. Supporting science learning -- 8. Learning progressions -- 9. Teaching science as practice -- 10. Supporting science instruction -- Pt. IV. Future directions for policy, practice, and research -- 11. Conclusions and recommendations -- App. A. Overview of learning progressions for matter and the atomic-molecular theory -- App. B. Biographical sketches of committee members and staff
Summary What is "science" for a child? This work provides a picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. It answers questions such as: When do children begin to learn about science? What role does nonschool learning play in children's knowledge of science? It is suitable for K-8 science teachers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- United States.
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.
Author Duschl, Richard A. (Richard Alan), 1951-
Schweingruber, Heidi A.
Shouse, Andrew W.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Science Learning, Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science Education.
National Research Council (U.S.)
LC no. 2006038027
ISBN 0309102057 hardback
9780309102056 hardback
0309660696 pdf
9780309660693 pdf
Other Titles Learning and teaching science in grades K-8