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Dr. Dave’s Science Teaching Manuals
Dr. Dave’s Teaching Manuals show how to teach, interest, and excite elementary and middle school students in science. Each full-color manual comes with reproducible worksheets, as well as downloadable pictures and diagrams that can be projected to animate group discussions. No instructor can fail to appreciate these science guides!
In This Series
Dr. Dave’s Teaching Manuals show how to teach, interest, and excite elementary and middle school students in science.
Dr. David Purvis says: “Teaching science to children can be the most wonderful and exciting experience. But knowledge is not enough for success at this level. What a teacher really needs to know is how to teach, how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science.”
Dr. Dave’s Teaching Manuals give teachers and science instructors of children between the ages of 8 and 14 (grades 3-8):
- Visual and eye-catching activities to impart simple scientific concepts
- Experiments, projects, and artwork ideas that enable children to discover and construct knowledge for themselves
- Safety and clean-up tips, as well as advice on how to save money on materials
- Verbal jokes and riddles that appeal to children and help them remember facts and concepts
- Tips and suggestions throughout for further study for gifted or advanced students
Each heavily illustrated, full-color manual comes with downloadable pictures and diagrams that can be projected to animate group discussions. Reproducible worksheets are provided at the back of the books and are also available for download. No instructor can fail to appreciate that these guides will enliven and clarify their teaching of science!
“Based on his years of experience as a classroom science teacher and now as a mentor and instructor to budding science teachers, Dr. Purvis has written one of the most comprehensive, creative, and useful sets of manuals for teaching science it has been my pleasure to read. His devotion to constructivist pedagogies and his love of science as a way of knowing and understanding the world is evinced on every page.” – Marc A. Meyer, M.Phil., Ph.D., Director of High School Design and Founding Principal, Success Academy Charter Schools, NY