Take an hour to clear up common misconceptions about one of the most important processes to life on Earth! This book provides a complete explanation of energy transfer and the process of photosynthesis at the professional development level. Geared toward teachers of all grade levels, the book uses an inquiry-based approach featuring evidence-based reasoning. It includes appropriate introductions to the material, experimental evidence that allows independent thinking and scaffolding of concepts, and quick in-line quizzes to ensure concepts are understood.
With this book, primary-level teachers can help early learners avoid common errors that can undermine their science knowledge in the future, and secondary teachers will benefit from the book’s cohesive approach to the story of photosynthesis without getting buried in the details.
Chapter 1 contains a thorough review of conduction, convection, and radiant energy.
Chapter 2 reviews experiments discovering the matter involved in photosyntheses.
Chapter 3 uses a visual model of matter to create balanced equations for photosynthesis in a clear and thoughtful manner.
Dr. English is the former Director of Elementary Education Initiatives at the Center for Inquiry in Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Texas. He has written inquiry-based curricula for pre-service teachers at UT-Austin and professional development workshops and manuals for in-service teachers. Dr. English has also written a biology concept inventory test used statewide in Texas. His experience teaching underlying concepts is embodied in this book.
The preview contains chapter 1, section 1.
The description says it all. Excellent book!