"An excellent guide for integrating new developments in cognitive neuroscience research with an appropriate 21st-century elementary science curriculum. Susan J. Kovalik′s pioneering Highly Effective Teaching (HET) model has continually evolved for more than 30 years."
—Robert Sylwester, Emeritus Professor of Education
University of Oregon
"This is a book to savor. The content is a woven tapestry: many colorful threads elucidate ideas based in sound research. Marvel at how the authors weave the threads to provide a cohesive, understandable, beautiful educational perspective."
— Lawrence Lowery, Professor
Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
A step-by-step approach to taking giant leaps in science learning
Kid′s Eye View of Scienceexamines learning science from multiple perspectives—especially a child′s. The whimsical character of Mary Froggins guides readers through the steps of igniting students′ natural sense of wonder, incorporating brain research, integrating science concepts with other subjects, and applying science to daily life. The authors demonstrate how to teach science conceptually through the lens of "big ideas" such as change, interdependence, and adaptation. Rich with instructional strategies for exploring inquiry-based science, this valuable resource′s highlights include:
- Charts, graphics, forms, and summaries that help teachers translate abstract concepts into concrete lessons
- A comprehensive discussion of brain research, including helpful tips to assimilate 10 bodybrain-compatible elements into the classroom
- Practical hands-on guidance for enriching science programs and improving student outcomes
Field-tested and applicable to multiple intelligences, the book also provides a comprehensive vision for curriculum development with an eye toward preparing students to use their knowledge to shape the future.