This book is designed to provide elementary science teachers with practical ideas for putting the vision of the National Science Education Standards into action in the classroom. The first three and last two chapters discuss the Standards that apply to teachers of all grade levels: (1) Teaching; (2) Professional Development; (3) Assessment; (4) Program; and (5) System Standards. Each of these chapters contains a discussion of the Standards followed by pertinent articles. The fourth chapter examines the science goals for elementary students as outlined in the Content Standards. It includes a general discussion about the learning capabilities of students in the various grade levels followed by discussions of selected content areas with practical suggestions--including assessment options--for bringing the specific content area into the classroom. Vignettes are presented as examples of how some of the Standards might be implemented using a variety of approaches adaptable to many different settings. The appendices contain a complete list of all the National Science Education Standards, recommendations for setting up an elementary science facility, and a list of addresses for elementary science programs. (JRH)Flinn Biological Catalog/Reference Manual. (1996). Batavia, IL: Flinn Scientific, Inc. (P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510) (Contains advice on safety in the laboratory .) Flinn Chemical ... Accidents in Texas High School Chemistry Labs. The Texasanbsp;...
|Title||:||NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards|
|Author||:||Lawrence F. Lowery|
|Publisher||:||NSTA Press - 1997|