Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Janice Koch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547193106

Page: 480

View: 9929

SCIENCE STORIES helps teachers build their own instructional knowledge through the use of narratives about science in real-world classrooms that demonstrate important content, learning, and strategies in action. Stories are followed by Expanding Meanings sections that highlight the Teaching Ideas, Science Ideas, and Science Standards applicable to each one. Author Janice Koch’s constructivist approach guides teachers in the discovery and exploration of their scientific selves so that they can learn from students’ experiences and become effective scientific explorers in their own classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

Science Stories

Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking

Science Stories

Author: Clyde Freeman Herreid,Nancy A. Schiller,Ky F. Herreid

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936959917

Page: 394

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Stories give life and substance to scientific methods and provide an inside look at scientists in action. Case studies deepen scientific understanding, sharpen critical-thinking skills, and help students see how science relates to their lives. In Science Stories, Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy Schiller, and Ky Herreid have organized case studies into categories such as historical cases, science and the media, and ethics and the scientific process. Each case study comprises a story, classroom discussion questions, teaching notes and background information, objectives, and common misconceptions about the topic, as well as helpful references. College-level educators and high school teachers will find that this compilation of case studies will allow students to make connections between the classroom and everyday life.
Categories: Education

Telling Science Stories

Reporting, Crafting and Editing for Journalists and Scientists

Telling Science Stories

Author: Martin W. Angler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351035088

Page: 262

View: 1597

A practical manual for anyone who wants to turn scientific facts into gripping science stories, this book provides an overview of story elements and structure, guidance on where to locate them in scientific papers and a step-by-step guide to applying storytelling techniques to writing about science. In this book, Martin W. Angler outlines basic storytelling elements to show how and where fledgling science storytellers can find them in scientific output. Journalistic techniques like selection through news values and narrative interviews are covered in dedicated chapters. A variety of writing techniques and approaches are presented as a way of framing science stories in ways that are informative and compelling in different media – from short films to news articles. Practical examples, selected interviews and case studies complement each chapter, with exercises and experimentation suggestions included for deeper understanding. Review questions at the end of each chapter cement the newly gained knowledge to make sure readers absorb it, with links to articles and online tools inviting further reading. A valuable resource for students of journalism and science communication as well as professional journalists, scientists and scientists-in-training who want to engage with the public or simply improve their journal papers. This book is a one-stop shop on science storytelling with a clear focus on providing practical techniques and advice on how to thrive as science writers and communicate science in all of its complexity.
Categories: Social Science

Science Stories You Can Count On

51 Case Studies With Quantitative Reasoning in Biology

Science Stories You Can Count On

Author: Clyde Freeman Herreid,Nancy A. Schiller,Ky F. Herreid

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1938946596

Page: 550

View: 3912

Using real stories with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line is a powerful and logical way to teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens, regardless of whether they are science specialists or laypeople.” —from the introduction to Science Stories You Can Count On This book can make you a marvel of classroom multitasking. First, it helps you achieve a serious goal: to blend 12 areas of general biology with quantitative reasoning in ways that will make your students better at evaluating product claims and news reports. Second, its 51 case studies are a great way to get students engaged in science. Who wouldn’t be glad to skip the lecture and instead delve into investigating cases with titles like these: • “A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?” • “ELVIS Meltdown! Microbiology Concepts of Culture, Growth, and Metabolism” • “The Case of the Druid Dracula” • “As the Worm Turns: Speciation and the Maggot Fly” • “The Dead Zone: Ecology and Oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico” Long-time pioneers in the use of educational case studies, the authors have written two other popular NSTA Press books: Start With a Story (2007) and Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking (2012). Science Stories You Can Count On is easy to use with both biology majors and nonscience students. The cases are clearly written and provide detailed teaching notes and answer keys on a coordinating website. You can count on this book to help you promote scientific and data literacy in ways to prepare students to reason quantitatively and, as the authors write, “to be astute enough to demand to see the evidence.”
Categories: Education

Science Stories: Coding and Computers

Discover the Amazing True Story of Computers!

Science Stories: Coding and Computers

Author: Lisa Regan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781839406270

Page: 128

View: 7973

Computers are such an important part of our everyday lives... but how much do you really know about them? How does code work? Who invented the internet? This endlessly fascinating book not only explores the science behind information technology, but reveals the true-life stories of the people behind the scenes who played important roles in forging this radical transformation in human culture. It's absolutely packed with surprising and eye-opening facts, and a blast to read. A great gift for kids aged 8+.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Science Stories

Science Stories

Author: Wilbur Lee Beauchamp,Gertrude Crampton,William Scott Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Page: N.A

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Categories: Nature study

Two-Fisted Science

Stories about Scientists

Two-Fisted Science

Author: Jim Ottaviani

Publisher: G.T. Labs

ISBN: 9780966010626

Page: 126

View: 2947

Features true stories from the history of science Some are serious, some are humorous, and most are a bit of both. All are written by Jim Ottaviani and showcase artwork by Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri, Paul Chadwick, Gene Colan, Guy Davis, Colleen Doran, David Lasky, Steve Lieber, Lin Lucas, Bernie; Mireault, Scott Roberts, Scott Saavedra, and Rob Walton.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction