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Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8

This publication tries to explain how students learn about science. The authors draw on work from neuroscience and classroom observation, providing a detailed account of what K-8 students are capable of learning. Some of the questions it answers include: “How can teachers be taught to teach science?” “When do children begin to learn about science? Are there critical stages in a child’s development of such scientific concepts as mass or animate objects?” “What role does nonschool learning play in children’s knowledge of science?”