This is an empirical study that assessed what elementary teachers thought made for effective science teaching. It evaluates their beliefs and how they went about implementing them in their classrooms. It then takes this information and proposes ways of improving things. This would be very helpful to teachers who want to see how they compare to others.
In this book the text describes why science education is basic to children’s schooling and explains the foundations that give it form and substance. Each chapter discusses a broad concept or a group of related teaching skills through detailed descriptions and many real-life examples.
A very nice video showing a 2nd grade classroom's participation in a scientific inquiry experiment. Students are thinking like scientists. This can be used as an exemplar for teachers to use in their own classes.
A series of chapters written around the topic of improving professional development for science teachers. Each chapter details a particular topic and provides the author's opinions as to how things can be made better. This would be a great resource to consult if one was trying to improve their own professional development programs.
This is the official position statement from the National Association of Science Teachers. It describes why science needs to be taught at the elementary level and provides the educational background as to why. This is great to use as defense against administrators or parents who are trying to cut science class time.