This casebook is appropriate for elementary science methods courses and for workshops. This book engages in a lively discussion of teaching science at the elementary level via actual case studies written by teachers. It deals with topics that all teachers will face: instruction, human relations, cultural awareness, and ethical issues. Coverage also encompasses a variety of challenges regarding the classroom, co-workers, administrators, and parents. Preservice and beginning teachers will be able to use the text's practical knowledge to develop guidelines and criteria for making their own decisions in the classroom.