Connecting with Science Education
- Lecturer Resources
- Teacher Resources
- Student Resources
- Sample Pages
Connecting with Science Education engages students in science learning by connecting theory to practice and demonstrating practice through in-depth experiments. Part 1 of this text focuses on the building knowledge of theory for teaching science to children from early childhood through to the middles years, with an array of activities for pre-service teachers to practise. Part 2 connects the experiments to the theory. This includes 5 experiments, each with multiple learning areas and each is adjustable for older and younger learners, clearly link back to the theory in part 1.
- Up-to-date with the most current research
- Covers early to middle years (K-10)
- Addresses the Australian Curriculum ensuring pre-service teachers are prepared for the science classroom
- ‘Think about It’ – Activities and questions that invite students to reflect on what they are learning
- ‘Doing Science’ – Classroom-based activities based around the themes explored in each chapter.
Connecting with Science Education is also available as an e-book.
Provides an introduction to how science could be taught in the early years, primary and middle years classroom in order to engage children in learning about the natural world
Examines the influence of social constructivism and inquiry learning through 'hands-on' activities
Carefully composed and classroom-tested experiments explore all aspects of science teaching curricula with an emphasis on how to integrate science learning into other disciplines and how to adapt teaching practice and the experiment to a range of age groups
Additional experiments, demonstrations and activities to challenge future science teachers are available through the book's website
Part 1: Linking Theory to Practice
1. Becoming Explorers of Our World: The Purpose of Science Education
2. Making Connections with the Students’ World
3. From Curriculum to Pedagogy
4. What is Science?
5. Engaging students in science
6. Planning for Engagement
7. Science, literacy and the integrated curriculum
8. The what, why, who, when of assessment and reporting
9. Science, technology, environment and society: where to from here?
Part 2: Exploring the World Through Experiments Introductory Lesson on Electric Circuits
Making Sherbet Introductory
Lesson on Shadows
Story of a Hamburger
Robyn Gregson - Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
Maree Gruppetta - Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
Mary U. Hanrahan - Lecturer, RMIT University
Susan Harriman - Department of Education and Technology, NSW
Mitch O'Toole - University of Newcastle
Debra Panizzon - Associate Professor, Monash University
Paul Rooney - Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
Martin Westwell - Director of the Flinders Centre for Science education in the Twenty-first Century
The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Connecting with Science Education:
- Additional experiments in PDF
- Imagebank of the figures and tables from the book
For access to these or for more information about this title, please contact your Oxford Territory Manager.
Students will find additional resources to aid their study at the Oxford Education Hub, including:
- Further reading suggestions
- Useful web links
- An additional experiement to download and print