Thursday, May 28, 2009

Book Review: Ready, Set, Science!

Ready, Set, Science!: Putting research to work in K-8 science classrooms
by Sarah Michaels, Andrew W. Shouse, and Heidi A. Schweingruber is a resource for teachers to learn different techniques and methods of teaching science.

Science is a broad area of study at the K-8 levels, causing many teachers and administrators to struggle to provide ways for students to fully comprehend its many facets. This book generates a long-needed discussion of resources and research to engage students in such an intimidating subject. It shows how to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, and lead productive discussions with diverse groups of students and a variety of representational tools.

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