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National Science Teachers Association

Works: 1,176 works in 2,124 publications in 2 languages and 73,952 library holdings
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The science teacher by National Science Teachers Association( )

in English and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Science and children( )

in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of science : 21st century perspectives by Rodger W Bybee( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book encourages science teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and science teacher educators to reflect on the question "What should citizens know, value, and be able to do in preparation for life and work in the 21st century? Readers are also encouraged to think about 'why' they teach science and 'what' is important to teach. Only then can they figure out 'how' to teach science
Explore the world using protozoa by O. Roger Anderson( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to ask the right questions by Patricia E Blosser( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of college science teaching( )

in English and Spanish and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles, interviews, profiles, notes on research and teaching, favorite demonstrations, and news of note for college teachers of science
Developing visual literacy in science, K-8 by Jo Anne Vasquez( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaches educators how to help their students develop skills in interpreting photographs, charts, diagrams, figures, labels, and graphic symbols. --from publisher description
Everyday assessment in the science classroom by J. Myron Atkin( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Atkin (science education, Stanford University) and Coffey, a postdoctoral researcher in science education at Stanford University, collect 10 essays on the theories behind the latest assessment techniques used in science classrooms. Contributors offer suggestions for conducting assessments as a matter of classroom routine and for drawing students into discussions about learning, establishing criteria, and conducting self-assessments. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Dig in! : hands-on soil investigations by National Science Teachers Association( )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons, stories, and activities designed to teach students about soil formation, soil science, and soil conservation
Tried & true : time-tested activities for middle school by Inez Fugate Liftig( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of popular Tried and True columns originally published in Science Scope, this new book is filled with teachers best classroom activities time-tested, tweaked, and engaging. These ageless activities will fit easily into your middle school curriculum and serve as go-to resources when you need a tried-and-true lesson for tomorrow. --from publisher description
Teaching science in the two-year college by Timothy M Cooney( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-year colleges are critical to science educations futurein fact, some data indicate that half of future science teachers will take their first years of science at a two-year school. To address the unique challenges of this special setting, presents 24 articles featuring the most useful and relevant insights and advice from NSTAs Journal of College Science Teaching
Innovative techniques for large-group instruction : an NSTA Press journals collection by Judy, Ed Cusick( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Size does matter. When you're faced with a class of 50, 150, or even 250 college students, it's tough to head off boredom - much less promote higher-order thinking and inquiry skills. But it's not impossible, thanks to the professor-tested techniques in this collection of 14 articles from the Journal of College Science Teaching . The book starts by examining what research shows about the effectiveness of popular teaching styles. (Surprise : Lectures don't stimulate active learning.) From there, the authors offer proven alternatives that range from small-scale innovations to completely revampe
Community connections for science education by William C Robertson( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science beyond the schoolhouse is the subject of this close-up look at informal science--education in non-traditional settings, including Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, zoos, aquariums, and public television. More than a dozen writers draw on personal experiences to tell why they became informal science educators and how they use the history and theory of traditional science education in their work. Among the features of this book for informal science educators are a resource directory and a special section on program evaluation. Articles include: (1) "The Symbiosis of Formal and Informal Education" (George Tressel); (2) "The Role of Informal Science Education and Learning (with Museums as a Model)" (Lynn B. Dierking and John H. Falk); (3) "National Parks--Exciting Venues for Teaching and Learning Science" (Julia Washburn); (4) "Informal Science Education: A Continuous Part of the Girl Scout Program" (Harriet S. Mosatche); (5) "The Power of Television in Informal Education" (Joel Schneider and Shalom M. Fisch); (6) "The Science Connections in African-American Churches" (Yolanda S. George); (7) "My Changing View of Field Trips" (Vanessa D. Westbrook); (8) "Science Education in Boys and Girls Clubs" (Tom Smart); (9) "4-H-Science from Practical Education" (Elaine Andrews); (10) "Hands On Science Outreach (HOSO): Time for Science Play" (Phyllis Katz); (11) "The Educator's Species: Connecting Conservation and Science Education at Accredited Aquariums and Zoos" (Bruce L. Carr); (12) "The Use of Research and Evaluation in Science Museums and Science Centers" (Peggy Ruth Cole); (13) "Ecology Foundations: Environmental Education in the Field" (Celeste Prussia); (14) "Evaluation: Parks Project Sample--How Do We Assess the Informal Educational Component?" (Emmalou Norland); and (15) "At the Table--A Classroom Teacher and Informal Educator" (Joe Heimlich and Anita O'Neill). (Contains 20 Web site resources.) (ASK)
Quantum quandaries : 100 brainteasers from Quantum : the magazine of math and science by Timothy Weber( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12, i, s
Astronomy by Geoff Holt( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology by Paul D Fullagar( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Earth Science: Geology, Revised 2nd Edition, involves students in activities that focus on how plate tectonics explain characteristics and features of Earth. Fifteen hands-on, teacher-tested, classroom activities that use readily available materials provide straightforward and up-to-date explanations of geologic processes and cycles. Students model plate movement and seafloor spreading, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and formation of geologic structures
Project earth science by William R Veal( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Earth Science: Meteorology, Revised 2nd Edition, involves students in activities that focus on the origin and composition of Earth?s atmosphere, factors that contribute to weather, and the concept of air masses and how they interact to produce weather. With 19 hands-on, teacher-tested classroom activities, 11 background readings, and a supplemental resource guide, this new edition provides teachers and students with the necessary tools to bring the atmosphere right into the classroom?without blowing the budget
Mastery learning in the science classroom : success for every student by Kelly Morgan( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these pages, Kelly Morgan presents a compelling case for implementing a mastery learning science classroom and then shows us how to do it. Using research-based student performance data, Morgan compiles impressive statistics that support her assertion, "Mastery learning results in improved student learning and motivation." Showing challenges as well as benefits, this text covers a step-by-step implementation from the traditional classroom to a mastery classroom
Fuel for thought : building energy awareness in grades 9-12 by Steve Metz( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of energy is central to all the science disciplines, seamlessly connecting science, technology, and mathematics. For high school and upper middle school teachers, this compendium comprises inquiry-based activities, lesson plans, and case studies designed to help teach increased awareness of energy, environmental concepts, and the related issues. Drawn from NSTA's (National Science Teachers Association's) award-winning, peer-reviewed journals, the book is divided into three overarching segments for learning and teaching: Student Investigations includes several activities that tackle such topics as "Energy, Heat, and Temperature," "Vehicles and Fuels," and "Living Connections." Projects and Case Studies includes examples of extensive, question-driven student projects, and the last section, Issues in Depth, provides background content knowledge for deeper understanding of the critical energy issues facing the world today. These interesting and meaningful investigations demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of energy, preparing students for the complex reality of our global energy economy. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Student Activities & Investigations, contains: (1) What Exactly is Energy? (William Robertson); (2) Burning a Candle at Both Ends: Classrooms as Complex Systems (Thomas O'Brien); (3) Make Your Own Digital Thermometer!--Using the 5e Instructional Model to Design and Calibrate a Scientific Instrument (Timothy Sorey, Teri Willard, Teri and Bom Kim); (4) Evaporating is Cool (Richard Hand); (5) Save the Penguins: Teaching the Science of Heat Transfer Through Engineering Design (Christine Schnittka, Randy Bell, and Larry Richards); (6) Warming to Global Warming: Sunspots and Sea Surface Temperature (Erich Landstrom); (7) Modeling Convection--A Simple Apparatus for Dynamic Modeling of Paired Convection Cells Teaches Students About Earth's Processes (James R. Ebert, Nancy A. Elliott, Laura Hurteau, and Amanda Schulz); (8) Convection in a Fish Tank (Chris Freeman); (9) Celebrate with SATELLITES--An International Polar Year Partnership to Study Earth's Materials (Mikell Lynne Hedley, Kevin Czajkowski, Janet Struble, Terri Benko, Brad Shellito, Scott Sheridan, and Mandy Munroe Stasiuk); (10) Taming Energy (William Robertson); (11) The Science Behind Nanosunscreens--Learning About Nanoparticulate Ingredients Used to Block the Sun's Ultraviolet Rays (Alyssa Wise, Patricia Schank, Tina Stanford, and Geri Horsma); (12) Juan's Dilemma--An Electrochemical Twist on the Lemon Battery (Timothy Sorey, Vanessa Hunt, Evguenia Balandova, and Bruce Palmquist); (13) a Virtual Circuits Lab--Building Students' Understanding of Series, Parallel, and Complex Circuits (Matthew Vick); (14) Measuring Wavelength with a Ruler (Paul Hewitt); (15) Shedding Light on the Inverse-Square Law Students Demonstrate the Quantitative Relationship Between Light Intensity and Distance (Richard E. Uthe); (16) a 50-Cent Analytical Spectroscope (John Frassinelli); (17) Fueling the Car of Tomorrow--An Alternative Fuels Curriculum for High School Science Classes (Mark Schumack, Stokes Baker, Mark Benvenuto, James Graves, Arthur Haman, and Daniel Maggio); (18) The Interdisciplinary Study of Biofuels--Understanding Questions and Finding Solutions Through Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (Philip D. Weyman); (19) a Life-Cycle Assessment of Biofuels--Tracing Energy and Carbon Through a Fuel-Production System (Sara Krauskopf); (20) Fall Colors, Temperature, and Day Length--Students Use Internet Data to Explore the Relationship Between Seasonal Patterns and Climate (Stephen Burton, Heather Miller, and Carrie Roossinck); (21) a Useful Laboratory Tool--Students Build and Test a Thermal Gradient to Conduct Meaningful Labs (Samuel A. Johnson and Tye Tutt); (22) Fire and the Role of Ecological Disturbance: a 5e Lesson to Address an Important Misconception (Michael Dentzau); (23) a Cooperative Classroom Investigation of Climate Change--Students Investigate Environmental Changes and Their Impact on Penguin Communities (Juanita Constible, Luke Sandro, and Richard E. Lee, Jr.); (24) Climate Physics--Using Basic Physics Concepts to Teach About Climate Change (William Space); (25) Seeing the Carbon Cycle (Pamela Drouin, David J. Welty, Daniel Repeta, Cheryl A. Engle-Belknap, Catherine Cramer, Kim Frashure, and Robert Chen); (26) How Much Carbon Is in the Forest?--A Project-Based Science Investigation of Trees' Role in Offsetting Global Warming (Leah Penniman); (27) Thinking Like an Ecologist--Students Make Connections Between Their Influence on Global Change and Current Field Research (Jenn Carlson); (28) Teaching About Energy (Amanda Beckrich); (29) Solar Radiation: Harnessing the Power--Using nasa Data to Study Alternative Energy Sources (Teri Rowland, Lin Chambers, Missy Holzer, and Susan Moore); (30) Solar Panels and Alternative Energy in the Eighth Grade Classroom (Laura Bruck); (31) Windmills Are Going Around Again (Richard H. Moyer and Susan A. Everett); and (32) a First Energy Grant: Pinwheel Electrical Generation (John Schaefers). Part ii: Student Projects and Case Studies, contains: (33) Doing Science With pbs (Steve Metz); (34) Students for Sustainable Energy--Inspiring Students to Tackle Energy Projects in Their School and Community (Regina Toolin and Anne Watson); (35) The State High Biodiesel Project-- Reducing Local Waste While Learning About Alternative Energy (Paul L. Heasley and William G. Van Der Sluys); (36) The Sidewalk Project--Students Work With Their Community to Invent a Heated Sidewalk Powered by an Alternative Energy Source (William Church); (37) Asking Authentic Questions with Tangible Consequences (Anne Watson); and (38) The Quiet Skies Project--Students Collect, Analyze, and Monitor Data on Radio Frequency Interference (Steve Rapp). Part iii, Issues in Depth, contains: (39) In the Hot Seat--Analyzing Your Heating Options (Janna Palliser); (40) Connect the Spheres with the Coal Cycle(Renee Clary and James Wandersee); (41) Petroleum and the Environment--Teaching About Petroleum and the Future of Energy Resources (Travis Hudson and Geoffrey Camphire); (42) An Earth-System Approach to Understanding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Edward Robeck); (43) Converting Sunlight Into Other Forms of Energy--Using Photovoltaic Cells Made From Silicon Alloys for Solar Power (Robert A. Lucking, Edwin P. Christmann, and Robin Spruce); (44) Everybody Talks About It (Steve Metz); (45) School Greenhouse Design Tips (James Biehle); (46) Circuit Safety (Ken Roy); (47) Battery Safety Basics (Ken Roy); and (48) Sun Safety: The Stats (Ken Roy)
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Everyday assessment in the science classroom
Explore the world using protozoaDeveloping visual literacy in science, K-8Everyday assessment in the science classroomDig in! : hands-on soil investigationsTried & true : time-tested activities for middle schoolTeaching science in the two-year collegeInnovative techniques for large-group instruction : an NSTA Press journals collectionCommunity connections for science education
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controlled identityAmerican Council of Science Teachers

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N.S.T.A. (National Science Teachers Association)

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Science Teachers Association

Science Teachers Association United States

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