Taking science to school : learning and teaching science in grades K-8 / Committee on Science Learning, Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade ; Richard A. Duschl, Heidi A. Schweingruber, and Andrew W. Shouse, editors ; Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2007.
Executive summary -- pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. Science learning past and present -- 2. Goals for science education -- pt. 2. How children learn science -- 3. Foundations for science learning in young children -- 4. Knowledge and understanding of the natural world -- 5. Generating and evaluating scientific evidence and explanations -- 6. Understanding how scientific knowledge is constructed -- 7. Participation in scientific practices and discourse -- pt. 3. Supporting science learning -- 8. Learning progressions -- 9. Teaching science as practice -- 10. Supporting science instruction -- pt. 4. Future directions for policy, practice, and research -- 11. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A : Overview of learning progressions for matter and the atomic-molecular theory -- Appendix B : Biographical sketches of committee members and staff -- Index.