This book is currently in the very early stages of development!
Science educators know that helping children become scientifically literate means teaching the processes of science, not just facts. The way we do this is to engage learners in scientific inquiry. In short, if we want children to learn to think like a scientist, we need them to do science!
But in some locations, schools do not have the equipment and resources they need to support this type of learning. Fortunately, there are many ways to improvise, making tools and equipment from readily available materials.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Dr. McConnell invites science educators from all subjects and grade levels to submit some proposed activities to be included in this book! Authors can view a formal "Call for Proposals" by downloading the attached file (coming soon!) with directions and author guidelines.
Call For Proposals - Downloadable PDF
The goal of "Homemade Science" is to create a resource for science teachers who lack scientific equipment, but still want to engage learners in authentic science. Created by editor Tom J. McConnell, this book will be published in PDF format and made available to science teachers for free. The primary audience is a group of teachers in Africa who are seeking ideas on how to teach science in schools with no lab facilities or equipment.
Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2019.
Anticipated editorial decisions: December 15, 2019
Anticipate date of publication: April 30, 2020
Return to this page soon to see more info about this project!