ISBN 978-07879-72981 [or 07879-72983]
The Sourcebook for Teaching Science – Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources, provides new and experienced teachers a wealth of teaching strategies, resources, lessons, activities, and ideas to enhance the teaching and learning of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences. Resources are based on learning theory, and are designed to stimulate student interest and involvement. As students engage in the activities of this book, they develop higher order reasoning skills, and a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and their relevance to their everyday life.
The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is designed to complement any secondary school science curriculum. Science teachers will find ready-to-use demonstrations, experiments, illustrations, games, puzzles, analogies, lessons, activities, and strategies, as well as explanations of how to adapt these for English learners and diverse student populations. All topics are accompanied by extensive background material, providing teachers with the scientific, organizational, and pedagogical principles necessary for successful classroom implementation.
The Sourcebook for Teaching Science complements Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications, and Hands-On Chemistry Activities with Real-Life Applications, authored by Norman Herr and James Cunningham, and published by Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The activities in all three resources address the National Science Education Standards and state science content standards.
Computer-based resources for teaching and learning science are incorporated throughout this book, and teachers who desire additional resources will find them on the free companion website, sciencesourcebook.com. The directory structure of the website mirrors the table of contents, giving teachers immediate access to numerous interactive resources and downloadable files.
Norman Herr, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge-
visitors – since February 2006