Science Education Resources

      This page is intended to serve as a reference point to various textbooks, articles, and other resources (listed alphabetically by author) that I believe you may find useful in your learning, planning, and teaching of science.   Many of the titles listed here will be books that TE students at MSU probably first encountered in TE-301 or 400-level courses.   Consider adding these to your own professional library if they are not there already.   If you know of additional resources that you believe should be added to this list, please let me know.

Format Author, Editor, or Source Copyright Title ISBN or Additional Information
Article,
WWW
American Association of University Women (AAUW) 1992 How Schools Shortchange Girls: Executive Summary Click here to obtain a downloadable, PDF version of the Executive Summary, readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Book Bloom, Jeffrey W. 1998 Creating a Classroom Community of Young Scientists: A Desktop Companion ISBN: 0-7725-2514-5
Irwin Publishing,
Toronto, Canada
Chapter Cole, K. C. 1999 "Chapter 2: Right and Wrong"" in First You Build a Cloud: and Other Reflections on Physics as a Way of Life, by K. C. Cole
ISBN: 0-15-600646-4
Harcourt Brace & Company, NY
Article Cross, Burnett 1990, January "A Passion Within Reason: The Human Side of Process" in Science and Children, 27:4:16-21.
Book Driver, Rosalind; Guesne, Edith; and Tiberghien, Andree (Eds.) 1985 Children's Ideas in Science ISBN: 0-335-15040-3
Open University Press,
Philadelphia, PA
Book Driver, Rosalind; Squires, Ann; Rushworth, Peter; and Wood-Robinson, Valerie 1994 Making Sense of Secondary Science: Research into children's Ideas ISBN: 0-415-097657
Routledge
New York, NY
Book Duckworth, Eleanor 1996 "The Having of Wonderful Ideas" & Other Essays on Teaching & Learning [Second Edition] ISBN: 0807735132
Teachers College Press
New York, NY
Book Farrow, Steve 1999 The Really Useful Science Book: A Framework of Knowledge for Primary Teachers [Second Edition] ISBN: 0-7507-0983-9
Falmer Press,
Philadelphia, PA
Book Gallas, Karen 1995 Talking Their Way into Science: Hearing Children's Questions and Theories, Responding with Curricula ISBN: 0-8077-3435-7
Teachers College Press,
New York, NY
Article,
WWW
Grossen, Bonnie and Burke, Mack D. 1998, June "Instructional Design that Accommodates Special Learning Needs in Science" in Information Technology and Disabilities -- an electronic journal, 5:1-2
Book Harlen, Wynne (Ed.) 1985 Primary Science ... Taking the Plunge: How to Teach Primary Science More Effectively ISBN: 0-435-57350-0
Heinemann Educational Books Limited,
Portsmouth, NH
Chapter Joanos, Laura G. 19?? "Chapter 1: First Graders' Beliefs and Perceptions of 'What is Science?' and 'Who is a Scientist?'" in
ISBN:
Book Koch, Janice 1999 Science Stories: Teachers and Children as Science Learners ISBN: 0-395-70800-1
Houghton Mifflin Company
Boston, MA
Chapter Ladson-Billings, Gloria 1997, March "Chapter 3: Seeing Color, Seeing Culture" in The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children
ISBN: 0-7879-0338-8W01
Jossey-Bass
San Francisco, CA
Notebook,
WWW
Michigan Department of Education 1996 Michigan Curriculum Framework Available for purchase in the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education in 230 Erickson Hall, MSU.
Notebook,
WWW
Michigan Department of Education (Primary Authors: Theron Blakeslee and Janet Kahan) 1996 Michigan Curriculum Framework: Science Education Guidebook Available for purchase in the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education in 230 Erickson Hall, MSU.
WWW Michigan Department of Education 2000, Summer Michigan Curriculum Framework: Updated Science Education Benchmarks Available on-line as a PDF document at:   http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Updated_Science_Benchmarks_27030_7.pdf
Book,
WWW
Michigan Department of Education 1991, August Michigan Essential Goals and Objectives for Science Education (K-12) (MEGOSE) Available for purchase (for $6.36) in the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education in 230 Erickson Hall, MSU.
Packets Michigan Department of Education ~1992 Michigan Science Education Resources Project: New Directions Science Teaching Units:
  • "Constructing Toys and Concepts" (K-2)
  • "Running on Plants" (3-4)
  • "Lives of Plants" (5-6)
  • "Hard as Ice" (5-6)
  • "Steamed Up" (6-7)
  • "Food, Energy, and Growth" (8-10)
  • "Chemistry That Applies" (8-10)
Contact the Battle Creek Area Mathematics & Science Center at 616-965-9440 (ext. 602) for ordering information.
Book,
WWW
National Research Council (NRC) 2000 Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards ISBN: 0-309-06476-7
National Academy Press,
Washington, DC
Book,
WWW
National Research Council (NRC) 1996 National Science Education Standards (NSES) ISBN: 0-309-05326-9
National Academy Press,
Washington, DC
Book,
WWW
National Research Council (NRC) 1999 Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science ISBN: 0-309-06533-X
National Academy Press,
Washington, DC
Book Osborne, Roger and Freyberg, Peter (Eds.) 1985 Learning in Science: The Implications of Children's Science ISBN: 0-86863-275-9
Heinemann Publishers,
Portsmouth, NH
Book Project 2061 (AAAS) 2001 Atlas of Science Literacy ISBN: 0-87168-668-6
American Association for the Advancement of Science and
National Science Teachers Association
Washington, DC
Book,
WWW
Project 2061 (AAAS) 1993 Benchmarks for Science Literacy (Benchmarks for Science Literacy On-line) ISBN: 0-19-508986-3
Oxford University Press, NY
WWW Project 2061 (AAAS)   "Project 2061 Textbook Evaluations" Available on-line at:   http://www.project2061.org/newsinfo/research/textbook
Book Project 2061 (AAAS) 1989 Science for All Americans (Science for All Americans On-line) ISBN: 0-19-506771-1
Oxford University Press, NY
Chapter Raizen & Michelsohn 19?? "Chapter 3: The Qualities of an Effective Teacher of Science" in
ISBN:
Book Reddy, Maureen; Jacobs, Patty; McCrohon, Caryn; and Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert 1998 Creating Scientific Communities in the Elementary Classroom ISBN: 0-325-00008-5
Heinemann
Portsmouth, NH
Chapter Roth, Kathleen J. 1992 "Learning to Be Comfortable in the Neighborhood of Science: An Analysis of Three Approaches to Elementary Science Teaching" in Vital Connections: Children, Science, and Books [Reprint Edition], edited by Wendy Saul and Sybille A. Jagusch
ISBN: 0435083325
Heinemann Publishers,
Portsmouth, NH
Book,
WWW
Rutherford, F.James and Ahlgren, Andrew (Project 2061, AAAS) 1989 Science for All Americans (Science for All Americans On-line) ISBN: 0-19-506771-1
Oxford University Press, NY
Chapter Smith, Edward L. 1991 "A Conceptual Change Model of Learning Science" in The Psychology of Learning Science, edited by Shawn M. Glynn, Russell H. Yeany, and Bruce K. Britton
ISBN: 0-8058-0668-7
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Hillsdale, NJ
Article Tobias, Shelia 1991, May "What Makes Science Hard?" in NSTA Reports
Article Watson, Bruce and Konicek, Richard 1990, May "Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Children's Experience" in Phi Delta Kappan
Book Weinstein, Carol Simon and Mignano, Jr., Andrew J. 1997 Elementary Classroom Management: Lessons from Research and Practice [Second Edition] ISBN: 0-07-069129-0
McGraw-Hill
New York, NY
Book Wenham, Martin 1995 Understanding Primary Science: Ideas, Concepts, and Explanations ISBN: 1-85396-246-5
Paul Chapman Publishing,
London

 


This page was last updated:  2005.09.27 by RTSmith