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written by David Hammer and Emily H. van Zee
published by the Heinemann
Observing and listening to children while they inquire into the physical sciences is difficult. There's lots to see and hear, but unless you know what to look and listen for, you might only see a noisy blur of activity. Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking is a field guide to the science classroom with authentic examples presented in written and video form. It's a great way for staff developers to train teachers' eyes and ears to pick up the analysis and ideas of students as they occur in the wild of classroom conversations.

David Hammer and Emily Van Zee explain the scientific process, describe how research suggests students conceptualize inquiry, and offer ways to encourage scientific investigation in the elementary and middle grades. Then they offer six in-depth case studies of class discussion from grades 1 through 8, each keyed to clips of minimally edited in-the-classroom footage on the companion DVD-ROM. The case studies include not only a thorough description by each teacher, but also detailed facilitator's notes for running effective staff-development workshops using the footage. The clips present up to thirty minutes of authentic, uninterrupted class discussions with optional subtitles. Additionally, full transcripts of the video clips are available as printable files on the DVD-ROM.

Evidence of children's scientific thinking is all around the classroom, but it takes a skilled teacher to locate it. With Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking your teachers can sharpen their senses, discover a wealth of information about how their students approach science, and create instruction that's individualized and responsive.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Cognition
- Communication
- Sample Population
= Age: Early Childhood
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Teacher Preparation
- Elementary School
- Graduate/Professional
- Middle School
- Professional Development
- Instructional Material
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Textbook
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- Administrators
- Educators
- non-digital
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© 2006 University of Maryland
ISBN Number:
0-325-00948-1
ISBN-13:
978-0-325-00948-3
NSF Number:
9986846
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 25, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
Record Updated:
July 29, 2012 by John Stewart
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when Cataloged:
August 28, 2006
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D. Hammer and E. van Zee, (Heinemann, Portsmouth, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00948.aspx).
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D. Hammer and E. van Zee, Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking: Case Studies of Student Inquiry and Physical Science., (Heinemann, Portsmouth, 2006), <http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00948.aspx>.
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Hammer, D., & van Zee, E. (2006). Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking: Case Studies of Student Inquiry and Physical Science.. Portsmouth: Heinemann. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00948.aspx
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Hammer, David, and Emily H. van Zee. Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking: Case Studies of Student Inquiry and Physical Science.. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2006. http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00948.aspx (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Hammer, David, and Emily H. van Zee. Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking: Case Studies of Student Inquiry and Physical Science.. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2006. 28 Aug. 2006. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00948.aspx>.
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