My conviction that scientific literacy, which includes both factual information and ways of thinking and reasoning, is pivotal in our addressing global environmental issues;
My belief that scientific literacy can be improved by presenting science in logical, systematic increments that build thinking skills of inquiry (observation, questioning, reasoning, and interpretation) at the same time as they develop a broad base of knowledge and understanding concerning scientific facts and concepts;
My background, which includes over 40 years of experience in researching, teaching, and writing about all aspects of environmental science as well as working with children;
A passion for learning and teaching.
"Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding" is the resulting product. Lessons address all the major areas of science. Lessons build in systematic steppingstone increments so that there is a continual reinforcement and integration as learning advances. I am hopeful that this text will prove useful to teachers, homeschoolers, and parents interested in presenting science to beginning science learners, regardless of their age.
I stand by to offer tutorial assistance so far as I am able.
Bernard J. Nebel, Ph.D.
This is a great text for homeschooling parents and elementary school teachers. The lessons are explained in depth, and the materials are things from around the house.Published 2 months ago by tk
This book and methods are amazing. Rather than start each lesson with 'wow' experiments (which can be very distracting), it starts with the concepts, THEN moves on to very small,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by cb
I used this book to homeschool my daughter between second and third grade and will continue with the next book for fourth and fifth. I plan to use this with my other kids as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BCN
I just got the BFSU book about 2 weeks ago and have already done lesson A/B and A2...and we are LOVING it! Read more
This is the way science should be taught in schools. There is a lot of material to cover in there, and it could do with more step-by-step instruction for beginner teachers, but the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by AsiaUser
A good curriculum for children from age 3 to 7. You could use it twice once early age and again at an older age and just delve deeper into each topic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MandaBplus3
This is a great program for science, my child is only four but he really loves it and applies the concepts in daily life. Pretty amazing!Published 6 months ago by anne reid
I love this book. It is designed to reinforce your child's natural questioning and curious nature. The focus is to develop your child's inquisitive nature into scientific... Read morePublished 7 months ago by T. Sommer
This is a curriculum for parents who are home schooling. We were looking for a textbook that could supplement (rather than a curriculum). We are trying to return this book.Published 9 months ago by Arnie