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An Educational Psychology of Science Methods in the K-6 Classroom

Hands-on/Mind-Focused Strategies for all Learners


Christopher Thao Vang

This book was conceived to better prepare prospective and current teachers to teach inquiry elementary science with enthusiasm, joy, entertainment, intrigue, curiosity, and thought-provoking engagement. The hands-on and minds-on inquiry strategies herein equip teachers with enriched teaching principles, applications, tools, methodologies, and pedagogical skills so they can develop deliberate science lesson plans that engage all learners in the learning process.
The book also gives comprehensive approaches to teacher preparation and discusses the nature of teaching inquiry elementary health and science concepts in a way that equips prospective educators with a broad array of practical tools to prepare them for unexpected challenges related to the conduct of science instruction, management, discipline, assessment, transition, and daily routine and structure. The information will lead prospective educators and new teachers to explore their own style or philosophy of teaching inquiry elementary health and science concepts to all learners of diverse backgrounds and to find effective frameworks for developing their philosophy of discipline, philosophy of teaching, and philosophy of student engagement using hands-on and minds-focused inquiry strategies that maximize student learning outcomes.