Non-Fiction Books:

Elementary Science Methods

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Elementary Science Methods

A Constructivist Approach



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach by David Jerner Martin
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH, Fifth Edition, is based on two fundamental and complementary ideas: it is more important for children to learn how to do science than to learn about science, and elementary science teachers do not need to know a great deal of science but rather should be co- inquirers with their students. To facilitate learning, this text features a wealth of exercises, including open-ended inquiry activities that help teacher candidates construct their own personal conceptualizations about science content and teaching methods. The text also contains over 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities, organized by grade level, that practicing teachers can use to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. The Book Companion DVD (available separately) provides valuable tools and resources such as additional activities and video clips that students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms.

Table of Contents

Part I: CONSTRUCTING THE ELEMENTARY SCIENCE PROGRAM. 1. The Science Education Imperative. 2. Science Education Today. 3. The Process of Science. 4. Constructivism in Elementary Science Education. 5. Inquiry. 6: Science Education for Students with Diverse Perspectives. 7: Science Education for Students with Learning Differences. 8. Assessment. 9. The Elementary Science Classroom. Part II: BEYOND THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM. 10. Reading, Writing, and Interdisciplinary Approaches. 11. Technology in Elementary Science Education. 12. Concept Mapping in Elementary Science. 13. The Elementary Science Education Professional. Part III: BACK TO THE FUTURE. 14. A Model of Teaching by Listening.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
5th Revised edition
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...