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Butzow, John W. 1939-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 10,675 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB1585, 372.35044
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John W Butzow
Science through children's literature : an integrated approach by Carol M Butzow( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t
More science through children's literature : an integrated approach by Carol M Butzow( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided." "This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in students." "Grades K - 3 (adaptable to other grades)."--Jacket
Exploring the environment through children's literature : an integrated approach by Carol M Butzow( )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book." "Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels)."--Jacket
Intermediate science through children's literature : over land and sea by Carol M Butzow( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Links 14 popular children's stories with themes on earth and environmental science. Activities includes science experiments, craft projects, library research, collateral reading and writing projects, and field trips. Topics include: the American prairie, the arid environment, tornado and weather, the arctic, the north woods, the rocky mountains, fossils, coral reefs, tropical lagoons, California coastal islands, the open ocean, whales and marine fishing, freshwater lakes, and wetlands. For grades 4-7
The world of work through children's literature : an integrated approach by Carol M Butzow( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This teaching resource offers great lesson ideas and activities based on quality children's literature. All titles center around the theme of work, giving children an insight into today's working environment and the skills that are needed to succeed. Each chapter assists the teacher in planning exciting classroom activities and projects. Through literature, important concepts and role models are presented that will help children think about teamwork, cooperative learning, and economic issues
The American hero in children's literature : a standards-based approach by Carol M Butzow( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring American heroes from the early settlers until today, this book portrays the influences that these heroes have had on the lives of millions of people. It will also help students become aware that perhaps it is also themselves and those around them who should strive to be the true heroes of our world."--Jacket
The natural world through children's literature : an integrated approach by Carol M Butzow( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a similar treatment to their previous books about science and literature, the authors consider over 25 picture books (both new and classic, but all new to this volume) that provide examples in nature (topics include living things, earth and stars, and natural changes) for children to observe, describe, and appreciate. This book is targeted for the primary student aged 5-9, and unlike others, will focus only on books that build on children's appreciation of the natural world. As added value to each chapter, a list of additional picture book titles and web references is included. New features in this book include integrated activities in the area of information literacy to help hone student skills
Intermediate Science : Over Land and Sea by John W Butzow( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrate science into all disciplines of the middle school curriculum with the hands-on activities found here. Focusing on earth and environmental science, the authors have chosen a book representative of each chapter's theme (such as oceans, rivers, mountain formations, weather, the tundra, fossils, environmental quality) on which to build a complete interdisciplinary lesson plan. Other suitable books for each unit and further resources are also provided
The development and validation of a behaviorally defined interest instrument for science by John W Butzow( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semantic differential (sd) instrument, modified by replacing words or noun phrases with phrases describing a behavior, was administered to male freshmen students. Six items discriminated between two groups, 97 science majors and 161 non-science majors, on three axes, labelled as evaluation, potency, and activity. To test whether the instrument could be used to group individuals 471 entering male freshmen were tested and grouped by a method profile analysis. The 14 groups with fiv e or more members were examined in detail, and four response categories (general science, medical science, physical science, and non-science) identified. For 15 of 18 students interviewed, their interview data and the models from the sd were complementary. The projected college major of the other three cases was an imitation of the father's actual or projected career. The lack of relationship between sd measured interests and science achievement, measured by a 60-item test administered just after classes commenced, is interpreted as indicating that the sd instrument is mainly measuring the affective domain. (Author/AL)
Do you know our marine fish? : a marine education infusion unit. by John W Butzow( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provide teaching materials for middle school and junior high school teachers in northern New England, this marine education unit presents teacher-tested ideas and activities for use in the classroom and in field trips to the ocean. Each unit includes ideas and activities drawn from a variety of content areas so teachers of many different subjects can make use of them. Although specific objectives are given for each activity, the unit has two general objectives: (1) to help students develop improved knowledge about marine fish, and (2) to develop increased awareness of the beauty and complex interrelatedness of marine fish. Students learn about these complex interrelationships by studying fish shapes, classes of fish, sharks, bony fish, fish feeding, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, deep sea fishing, fish aging, and growth. The bulk of the unit consists of student materials and activities including arts and crafts, creative writing, fish in literature, a lesson on cleaning and preparing fish, visual aids, games, fish observation, dissection instructions and diagrams, identification keys, tables, and checklists. Teacher resources include recipes, organizational resources, a directory of fish packers, and an annotated bibliography of books and films. (LH)
What are the abc's of marine education? : an introduction to marine education in the Gulf of Maine region by John W Butzow( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented are 26 units (each title beginning with a letter of the alphabet) intended to serve as points of departure for teachers and students who desire to increase their awareness of the marine environment. Each unit includes ideas and activities drawn from a variety of content areas so that teachers of many different subjects at the junior high and middle school levels can make use of them. The units, focusing on the Gulf of Maine, may be used in their entirety or used as idea or activity sources to infuse into the usual curriculum. General topic areas include: marine art; boats, ships, and navigation; fish and fisheries; sea mammals; sea birds; tides and current; aquaculture; recreation; marine geology; marine navigation aids; marine biology; marine plants; and marine history. Among the specific topics/activities included are: building a saltwater aquarium; boat design contest; fish aging studies; activities of the State Department of Marine Resources; beach study activities; recognizing parts and kinds of vessels; scrimshaw and weather lore experiences; steps involved in introducing marine education; Northern New England Marine Education Program; a study of sea star behavior; and glaciation. A packet of student materials is provided. (JN)
What Adventures Can You Have in Wetlands, Lakes, Ponds, and Puddles? a Marine Education Infusion Unit on Wet Environments. Revised Edition by John W Butzow( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for use in middle and junior high schools, these nine classroom and field activities help students better understand the great diversity of natural communities and the complex interactions of aquatic organisms. A background information section presents teachers with an overview of wetlands, streams, lakes and ponds, and puddles. Classroom activities ask students to view films, participate in a food web exercise, create indoor wet environments using jars and a small children's plastic swimming pool, decorate the classroom with art projects, and study the human history of salt marshes. Field trips allow students to investigate a stream, saltwater marsh, lake, and the school-site watershed. Each activity outlines the objectives, field site when appropriate, materials, timing, and procedures. Teacher resources include lists of organizations, people, teaching units, places to visit, books, and films. Information sheets and student handouts are also included. (Dc)
Have you been to the shore before? : a marine education infusion unit on seashore and aquarium life. by John W Butzow( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classroom and field activities for fifth- through ninth-grade students comprise this teaching guide for the northern New England shore. Teacher background information contains an introduction to life at the shore and the animal classification of marine invertebrates. Activities stress two major concepts: (1) the diversity and complex interactions of marine organisms; and (2) the structural, functional, and behavioral adaptations these organisms make to the shore environment. Topics of classroom activities include saltwater aquariums, seashore life, seaweeds, and a field trip bulletin board. Field activities involve pre-trip planning, beach profiling, exploring for green crabs, and critter watching. Each activity identifies the objective, field site when appropriate, materials, timing, and procedure. Lists of organizational resources, resource persons, places to visit, films, and books are provided for the unit. Informational sheets are also included. (DC)
What Is Our Maritime Heritage? A Marine Education Infusion Unit on Ships and Sailing. Revised Edition by John W Butzow( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage of ships and boats of northern New England serves as the focal point of this interdisciplinary unit for fifth- through ninth-grade students. Information on maritime heritage, buoyancy and flotation, building a whitehall rowing boat, masts and sails, basics of sailing, and northern New England ships and shipping is provided in the teacher's section. Corresponding illustrations are included. A variety of student activities involve making sailing and floating model boats, singing sea chanties, playing board games, reading poems and prose, and making scrimshaw. Lists of print and nonprint resources and places to visit are provided. (DC)
Mainstreaming Computers in Science and Mathematics Education: A Two Year Study by John W Butzow( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study summarizes data collection activities associated with the first two years of a large scale project involving teachers of science and mathematics with computers. The innovation being implemented in the project is that of using computer based strategies directly in the teaching of science and mathematics in the classroom and laboratory. During the summers of 1986 and 1987, two separate populations of inservice science and mathematics teachers participated in workshops designed to assist them in the use of computer based activity teaching for their classrooms. Each group followed a project orientation rather than traditional strategies in learning how to employ computers in the teaching of science or mathematics content. Each group completed the SoCQ instrument developed from the Concerns Based Adoption Model. Responses were collected during pre-, post-, and post-post-sessions. For the first year's group significant reductions in concern were observed using t-tests for three of the "Stages of Concern," with "Refocusing" the only stage to emerge as significantly more of a concern at the conclusion of the workshop. Post-post responses differed very little and nonsignificantly from the post responses. (Author/TW)
An Investigation of the Effects of Selected Variables on the Implementation of a Marine Infusion Curriculum by Harry H Dresser( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study attempted to identify differences among schools which accepted, rejected, or made exploratory use of a proposed marine education curriculum. The selected variables for this study included: (1) percentage of teachers by age; (2) percentage of teachers by area of academic preparation; (3) pupil teacher ratio; (4) per pupil expenditure; and (5) distance from marine environment. Significant relationships (following anova and T-tests) were detected among acceptance/rejection and teacher academic field of preparation, percentage of white-collar workers in the community, and distance from the marine environment. (Author/RE)
Science, Technology and Society as Experienced Through Children's Literature by Carol M Butzow( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to prepare children for the responsibilities of citizenship in a technological society, the Science, Technology and Society (sts) approach, which integrates various subject matter disciplines, can be implemented through the use of children's literature. In this way, sts units combine language arts, reading and literature, and teach and emphasize reading and writing in the meaningful context of science, as well as social studies, math, and the arts. By using books which have a strong story line and are of interest to children, facts and ideas can be presented as part of the world which they know or perceive. For example, Virginia L. Burton's "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" illustrates several of the problems of a rapidly changing society, including the themes of change and obsolescence. The societal issues which confront children at an early age can be addressed, enabling children to develop effective thinking skills and communicate their ability to think and make decisions. (Attached materials include a sample sts unit; activity suggestions by topic; classroom, small group, and individual activity suggestions; a list of additional resources, a bibliography of sts related children's literature for primary grades, and eight references.) (Mm)
Workshop Outline and Training Materials for Adult Learners Developed During the Metric Leader Training Project for Maine by John W Butzow( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of five sessions of the Metric Leader Training Project for Maine are included in this publication. Topics are: (1) Introduction - Length - Temperature; (2) Volume/Capacity - Mass/Weight; (3) Metric Advocacy - Length - Area - Temperature; (4) Metric Education Resources; and (5) Metric Education Planning - Metric Olympics - Final Evaluation. The report also contains the workshop schedule and samples of forms included in the Bibliographic Data Questionnaire, Metric Questionnaire, a quiz, a homework assignment sheet, and evaluation forms. A series of suggested activities are outlined, relevant newspaper articles are included, and a resource list is given. (Mk)
Do You Know Our Marine Algae? A Marine Education Infusion Unit by John W Butzow( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provide teaching materials for middle school and junior high school teachers in northern New England, this marine education unit presents teacher-tested ideas and activities for use in the classroom and in field trips to the shore. Each unit includes ideas and activities drawn from a variety of content areas so that teachers of many different subjects can make use of them. Important concepts include the diversity of natural algae communities, and the complex interactions of marine algae with people and the natural seashore environment. Students learn about these complex interrelationships by studying classification, algae species found in the Gulf of Maine, reproduction, ecology, uses of marine algae in the economy, the history of marine algae, the culture and preparation of algae, and the nutritional value of seaweed. The bulk of the unit consists of student materials and activities including games, identification keys, arts and craft ideas, a crossword puzzle, maps, an illustrated field guide, word/phrase lists, game score forms, challenge cards, life history diagrams, puzzle sheets, tests, lists of algae uses, and tables. Teacher resources include an annotated bibliography of over 40 books, articles, periodical sources, and films. (LH)
The Process Learning Components of Introductory Physical Science A Pilot Study by John W Butzow( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Test of Science Processes was administered as a pre- and post-test to 92 eighth grade students studying the first five chapters of the Introductory Physical Science materials to determine if process learning was significantly changed. The students were in four homogeneously grouped classes all taught by the same teacher. There were significant improvements in students' ability to observe, compare, classify, quantify, measure, experiment and infer during the period of the course, but not in the ability predict. It appeared that there was a relationship between intelligence and process skills such that more intelligent groups at the eighth grade level are further down a continuum of difficulty from observing to experimenting at the onset of instruction. Consequently, classes with students having lower ability levels showed the most change in process learning during IPS instruction. (Author/AL)
 
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Science through children's literature : an integrated approach
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More science through children's literature : an integrated approachExploring the environment through children's literature : an integrated approachIntermediate science through children's literature : over land and seaThe world of work through children's literature : an integrated approachThe American hero in children's literature : a standards-based approachThe natural world through children's literature : an integrated approach
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