Sharon Fargason

Sharon Fargason is a classroom teacher at Fay Elementary School in San Diego, California. She is interested in fostering and growing the natural curiosities that children develop as they learn about and interact with the world. She also teaches literacy and math methods courses to graduate students at Brandman University.

Although Sharon began college with dreams of practicing psychology, she entered the teaching program after working with the homeless population in San Diego. Sharon graduated from the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Sharon says that she enjoys teaching "because every day is an opportunity to watch students grow and learn."

Becoming Scientists
Authors:
Rusty Bresser
Sharon Fargason
Format: Paperback
Inquiry-based teaching in diverse classrooms, grades 3-5

Good science starts with a question. This book offers a look into real classrooms where teachers use inquiry science to engage students in seeking answers the same ways real scientists do — they design experiments, make predictions, observe and describe, offer and test explanations, and share their conjectures with others. This practical book shows teachers how to:

build on students' experiences, background knowledge, and readiness
manage a diverse classroom during inquiry science exploration
faciliatate science discussions
deepen their own science content knowledge
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