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Featuring an increased emphasis on the way today's changing science and technology is shaping our culture, this Second Edition of "Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School" provides pre- and in-service teachers with an introduction to basic science concepts and methods of science instruction, as well as practical strategies for the classroom. Throughout the book, the authors help readers learn to think like scientists and better understand the role of science in our day-to-day lives and in the history of Western culture. Part II features 100 key experiments that demonstrate the connection between content knowledge and effective inquiry-based pedagogy. The Second Edition is updated throughout and includes new coverage of applying multiple intelligences to the teaching and learning of science, creating safe spaces for scientific experimentation, using today's rapidly changing online technologies, and more. Contents of this book are: Part I: Creating the Context for Science Education: (1) The Nature of Science; (2) Science Education in Social Context; (3) Toward a Philosophy of Hands-On Inquiry-Based Science Education; (4) Diverse Learners in the Science Classroom; (5) Observing as a Scientist and as a Science Teacher; Part II: Teaching and Learning the Science Disciplines: (6) Understanding and Teaching Earth and Space Sciences; (7) Understanding and Teaching Biology; (8) Understanding and Teaching Chemistry; (9) Understanding and Teaching Physics; and Part III: Making the Transition From Preservice Teacher to Inservice Teacher: (10) Teacher Professional Development: Growing as a Teacher of Science. This book also contains: Preface; Appendix. The National Science Education Standards for Science Content; Glossary; Index; and About the Authors.