Dr. Penny J. Gilmer, The Nancy Marcus Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University
"Greenspan shares an excellent, concise, and clearly written book. She organizes her text into ten steps to take when teaching science to elementary school students. Included is this book are lesson plans in physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, and engineering, technology and applications of science. She also includes favorite lessons. Greenspan is an excellent teacher--I've been in her classroom in Miami, and she writes in the same way--clearly and in an organized fashion, without wasting any words. I recommend this book for practicing teachers, new teachers, and prospective teachers."
Mary Tweedy, Curriculum Support Specialist, Department of Science
"An engaging, informative and easy-to-read book. All elementary science teachers regardless of their experience level will come away with a multitude of helpful strategies. These strategies are conveniently organized into ten easy steps that are grounded in science education research, designed to excite and motivate all students to learn science through inquiry based lessons that promote real-world connections and are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The author shares valuable lesson plans for both the primary and intermediate levels in each of the science strands. She also adds a worthwhile chapter of her favorites."
"This comprehensive yet compact book is perfect for a teacher just entering the realm of science education or as a refreshing boost for the educator who wants to update her learning environment."
"The go-to-book for teaching elementary science and beyond. The step-by-step preparation guide will give teachers the confidence to infuse science into their classroom. The specific lesson plans are based on the current standards ensuring your students will be prepared for the future. The lessons go beyond the classroom with science venues to visit that make science come alive for all level students. There is no other book that encapsulates the practice of teaching science like this guide."
Stella Summers, Elementary Teacher
“Makes science success attainable for the elementary classroom teacher. The ‘Ten Easy Steps’ can be read consecutively or provide a quick refresher throughout the school year. A treasure of lesson plans aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, coupled with a collection of the author’s favorites, are sure to ignite and challenge elementary students. The author has discovered a way to pack her years of experience into a worthwhile resource for classroom science teachers.”