Big Science for Growing Minds

Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

P/B • 180 pages
ISBN 9780807751954

Constructivist Classrooms for Young Thinkers

Big Science for Growing Minds describes a groundbreaking curriculum that invites readers to rethink science education through a set of unifying concepts or “big ideas.” Using an integrated learning approach, the author shows teachers how to use readily available, low-cost items to create a safe classroom setting that fosters hands-on learning and exploration of real-life problems. The text includes classroom activities that connect science learning to mathematics, technology, art, and literacy.


—Landscapes of Learning Science • Science as Disciplined Wonder • Science Learning Within Family, Community, and Nature • Science of Learning • Liberty and Science for All • Negotiating the Science Curriculum •

—From Unifying Science Concepts to Curriculum • Unifying Science Concepts • Unifying Concepts: The Physical Environment • Unifying Concepts: The Living Environment

—From Curriculum to the Wonder of Science • S


“We need to celebrate the birth of this book. It is a vivid embodiment of how young children learn scientific ideas when their teachers create conditions that match the ways youngsters are able to integrate meaning. Constructivist practice comes to life in these pages. At a time of narrow high-stakes tests, here is a model that preserves truly professional practice.”
—From the Foreword by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Hofstra University

“Big Science for Growing Minds is a wonderful, jam-packed storehouse of research-based ideas for the effective teaching of science. The author is masterful in her ability to clearly explain current brain research and cognitive science studies and to exemplify the research through practical classroom applications.”
—Lawrence Lowery, Professor (emeritus), Graduate School of Education and the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley

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