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Tracer Bullet 08-4 (Updated March 2010)

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Science matters. Almost no one disagrees. Agreement on how science is taught, the curriculum designed, the method used, and the measure of literacy achieved is quite another matter. Almost everyone has an opinion or suggestion. This compilation provides references and resources that highlight methods, curricula, standards, and strategies that promote learning in the nation’s elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Many of the books and resources list activities and projects designed to engage and capture the imagination of the K-12 student. Some provide incentives and novel ideas for science teachers, methods of integrating standards into the classroom, or new ways of making connections between mathematics and science, looking at physics, or exploring the environment. Other materials seek to inspire and enthuse both teacher and student, to encourage further study and/or careers in the sciences, or to advance science literacy through the school into the community.

This present guide complements LC Science Tracer Bullet 90-5, The Crisis in Science Education, and TB 75-5, Science Education in America. The latter provides an historical overview. Not meant to be a comprehensive bibliography, this is designed--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader "on target."

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Blenkinsop, Sean. Imaginative science education: two problems and a possible solution. In Teaching and learning outside the box: inspiring imagination across the curriculum. Edited by Kieran Egan, Maureen Stout, and Keiichi Takaya. New York, Columbia University, Teachers College Press, Columbia University, c2007. p. 89-100.
   LB1062.T43 2007

Dean, David, Jr., and Deanna Kuhn. Direct instruction vs. discovery: the long view. Science education, v. 91, May 2007: 384-397.
   Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Smith, Thomas M., and others. Inquiry-oriented instruction in science: who teaches that way? Educational evaluation and policy analysis, v. 29, Sept. 2007: 169-199.
   Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Tate, William, and Elizabeth Malancharuvil-Berkes. A contract for excellence in science education. May I have your signature please? Journal of teacher education, v. 57, no. 3, 2006: 278-285.
   LB1705.N27

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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on science education can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs include the following:

Highly Relevant

SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING (ELEMENTARY)--UNITED STATES
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING (MIDDLE SCHOOL)--UNITED STATES
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING (SECONDARY)--UNITED STATES
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING--UNITED STATES--METHODOLOGY
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING--UNITED STATES--STANDARDS
SCIENCE TEACHERS, TRAINING OF

Relevant

NATURE STUDY--ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING--FORECASTING
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING--RESEARCH
SCIENCE MUSEUMS--EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS

Related

CURRICULUM PLANNING
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
GIFTED CHILDREN--EDUCATION
LABORATORIES--CURRICULA--UNITED STATES
LEARNING DISABILITIES--EDUCATION
LEARNING, PSYCHOLOGY OF
SCIENCE--STUDY AND TEACHING (EARLY CHILDHOOD)
SEX DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATION--UNITED STATES
TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS
WOMEN IN SCIENCE

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BASIC TEXTS

Allen, Rick. Priorities in practice: the essentials of science, grades K-6: effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Alexandria, VA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2006. 134 p.
   Bibliography: p. 126-129.
   Q181.A415 2006 <SciRR>

Bybee, Rodger W., Janet Carlson Powell, and Leslie W. Trowbridge. Teaching secondary school science: strategies for developing scientific literacy. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, c2008. 362 p.
   Bibliography: p. 339-348.
   Trowbridge’s name appears first on the earlier edition.
   Q183.3.A1T76 2008 <SciRR>

DeBoer, George E. A history of ideas in science education: implications for practice. New York, Teachers College Press, Columbia University, c1991. 269 p.
   Bibliography: p. 245-256.
   Q183.3.A1D4 1991

Evaluation of science and technology education at the dawn of a new millennium. Edited by James W. Altschuld and David D. Kumar. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2002. 279 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1E79 2002

Exemplary science: best practices in professional development. Robert E. Yager, ed. Arlington, VA, National Science Teachers Association, NSTA Press, c2005. 240 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.E83 2005

Science education in focus. Mary V. Thomase, editor. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2008. 349 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S3689 2008 <SciRR>

Science education in the 21st century. Ingrid V. Eriksson, editor. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., c2008. 331 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S373413 2008 <SciRR>

Science education issues and developments. Calvin. L. Petroselli, editor. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., c2008. 297 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S37342 2008 <SciRR>

Taking science to school: learning and teaching science in grades K-8. Committee on Science Learning, Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade. Richard A. Duschl, Heidi A. Schweingruber, and Andrew W. Shouse, editors. Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, National Academies Press, c2007. 387 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   LB1585.3.T35 2007 <SciRR>

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Abell, Sandra K., and Mark J. Volkmann. Seamless assessment in science : a guide for elementary and middle school teachers. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann; Arlington, VA, NSTA, c2006. 148 p.
   Bibliography: p. 141-145.
   LB1585.3.A24

Adams, Dennis M., and Mary Hamm. Helping students who struggle with math and science: a collaborative approach for elementary and middle schools. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2008. 225 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA135.6.A33 2008

America’s lab report: investigations in high school science. Committee on High School Science Laboratories–Role and Vision, Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Susan R. Singer, Margaret L. Hilton, and Heidi A. Schweingruber, editors. Washington, National Academies Press, c2006. 235 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1A44 2006

Buxton, Cory A., and Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. Teaching science in elementary and middle school: a cognitive and cultural approach. Los Angeles, SAGE Publication, c2007. 395 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.B88 2007 <SciRR>

Chiappetta, Eugene L., and Thomas R. Koballa, Jr. Science instruction in the middle and secondary schools: developing fundamental knowledge and skills for teaching. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, c2006. 312 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1C48 2006

Fenichel, Marilyn and Heidi A. Schweingruber. Surrounded by Science: learning science in informal environments. Washington, National Academies Press, 2009. 220 p.
   To be published September 2009

The Game of science education. Jeffrey Weld, editor. Boston, Pearson Education, c2004. 396 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.G36 2004

Internet environments for science education. Edited by Marcia C. Linn, Elizabeth A. Davis, Philip Bell. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2004. 412 p.
   Bibliography: p. 353-379.
   LB1585.7.I58 2004

Koch, Janice. Science stories: science methods for elementary and middle school teachers. 4th ed. Australia, New York, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, c2010. 448 p.
   Bibliography: p. 421-435.
   In Process  LB1585.3.K63 2010

Learning science in informal environments: people, places, and pursuits. Philip Bell and others, editors, Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments, Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, National Academies Press, c2009. 400 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.L49585 2009<SciRR>
   URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12190#toc

Starko, Alane J. Creativity in the classroom: schools of curious delight. 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ, L. Erlbaum Associates, c2005. 499 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1062.S77 2005

Wallace, Carolyn S., Brian Hand, and Vaughan Prain. Writing and learning in the science classroom. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2004. 150 p.
   Bibliography: p. 137-148.
   Q181.W222 2004

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

Inquiry/Discovery

Carin, Arthur A., Joel E. Bass, and Terry L. Contant. Activities for teaching science as inquiry. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, c2009. 279 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.C267 2009

Bass, Joel E., Terry L. Contant, and Arthur A. Carin. Teaching science as inquiry. 11th ed. Columbus, OH, Allyn & Bacon, 2009. 284 p.
   LB1585.C28 2009<SciRR>
   Rev. ed. of Teaching science as inquiry by Arthur A. Carin. 10th ed. 2005.

Hassard, Jack, and Michael Dias. The art of teaching science: inquiry and innovation in middle school and high school. 2nd ed. New York, Routledge, 2009. 559 p.
   Q181.H156 2009
   Bibliography: [512]-544.

Michaels, Sarah, Andrew W. Shouse, and Heidi A. Schweingruber. Ready, set, science!: putting research to work in K-8 science classrooms. Washington, National Academies Press, c2008. 197 p.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.
   LB1585.3.M53 2008 <SciRR>
   URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11882#toc

Outdoor inquiries: taking science investigations outside the classroom. Patricia McGlashan and others. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann, c2007. 123 p.
   Bibliography: p. 119-123.
   LB1583.3.O88 2007

Ronis, Diane L. Problem-based learning for math & science: integrating inquiry and the Internet. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2008. 156 p.
   Bibliography: 143-148.
   QA11.2.R66 2008

Sutman, Frank X., Joseph S. Schmuckler, and Joyce D. Woodfield. The science quest: using inquiry/discovery to enhance student learning, grades 7-12. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass, c2008. 198 p.
   Bibliography: p. 189-191.
   Q181.S88 2008

Teaching science for all children: an inquiry approach. 4th ed. Ralph Martin and others. Boston, Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, c2005. 620 p.
   Bibliography: p. 141-145.
   Q181.T3534 2005

Technology-based inquiry for middle school: an NSTA Press journals collection. Edwin P. Christmann, editor. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2006. 134 p.
   Q181.T3544 2006

Thier, Herbert D., and Bennett Daviss. Developing inquiry-based science materials: a guide for educators. New York, Teachers College Press, Columbia University, c2001. 250 p
   Bibliography: p. 233-235.
   “A project of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Center for Curriculum Innovation.”
   LB1585.3.T485 2001

Standards/Curriculum

Atkin, J. Myron, and Paul Black. Inside science education reform: a history of curricular and policy changes. New York, Teachers College Press, Columbia University, c2003. 195 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.A835 2003

Audet, Richard H., and Linda K. Jordan. Standards in the classroom: an implementation guide for teachers of science and mathematics. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2003. 177 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1A83 2003

Exemplary science in informal education settings: standards-based success stories. Robert Yager and John Falk, editors. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 279 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.E855 2005

The Impact of state and national standards on K-12 science teaching. Edited by Dennis W. Sunal and Emmett L. Wright. Greenwich, CT, Information Age Pub., c2006. 440 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.I54 2006

Keeley, Page. Science curriculum topic study: bridging the gap between standards and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2005. 294 p.
   Bibliography: p. 283-285.
   Q183.3.A1K44 2005

King, Kenneth P. Integrating the National Science Education Standards into classroom practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall, c2007. 154 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.K56 2007

Llewellyn, Douglas. Inquire within: implementing inquiry-based science standards in grades 3-8. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2007. 289 p.
   Bibliography: p. 277-281.
   LB1585.3.L58 2007

Mangan, Margaret Angermeyer. Brain-compatible science. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2007.
225 p.
   Bibliography: p. 217-220.
   LB1585.M288 2007

National Science Education Standards: observe, interact, change, learn. Washington, National Academy of Sciences Press, c1996. 262 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1N364 1996

Gender/Gifted/Diversity

Celebrating cultural diversity: science learning for all. National Science Teachers Association. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2001. 78 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1C45 2001

Critical issues and practices in gifted education: what the research says. Edited by Jonathan A. Plucker and Carolyn M. Callahan. Waco, TX, Prufrock Press for the National Association for Gifted Children, c2008. 785 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC3993.C73 2008

Cutting class: socioeconomic status and education. Edited by Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Pubs., c2007. 316 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC4091.C88 2007

Gender in the classroom: foundations, skills, methods, and strategies across the curriculum. Edited by David M. Sadker and Ellen S. Silber. Mahwah, NJ, L. Erlbaum Associates, 2007. 303 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC212.92.G45 2007

Goetz, Susan Gibbs. Science for girls: successful classroom strategies. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2007. 119 p.
   Bibliography: p. 117-119.
   Q181.G466 2007

Howes, Elaine V. Connecting girls and science: constructivism, feminism, and science education reform. New York, Teachers College Press, c2002. 168 p.
   Bibliography: p. 155-162.
   Q130.H69 2002

Lee, Okhee, and Aurolyn Luykx. Science education and student diversity: synthesis and research agenda. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006. 198 p.
   Bibliography: p. 167-187.
   LB1585.3.L44 2006

Lynch, Sharon J. Equity and science education reform. Mahwah, NJ, L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000. 300 p.
   Bibliography: p. 273-289.
   LB1585.5.L96 2000

Science education for gifted students. Edited by Susan K. Johnsen and James Kendrick. Waco, TX, Prufrock Press, c2005. 131 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S3688 2005

Science for English language learners: K-12 classroom strategies. Ann K. Fathman and David T. Crowther, editors. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2006. 252 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   PE1128.A2S323 2006

Settlage, John, and Sherry A. Southerland. Teaching science to every child: using culture as a starting point. New York, Routledge, c2007. 383 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1575.S48 2007 <SciRR>

Tolley, Kimberly. The science education of American girls: a historical perspective. New York, RoutledgeFalmer, 2003. 287 p.
   Bibliography: p. 225-274.
   Q183.3.A1T66 2003 <SciRR>

Global Outlook: Ideas from other Countries

Improving subject teaching: lessons from research in science education. Robin Millar and others. New York, Routledge, 2006. 210 p.
   Bibliography: p. 192-203.
   Q181.I623 2006

Parkinson, John. Improving secondary science teaching. London, New York, RoutledgeFalmer, 2004. 280 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q191.P337 2004

Professional development of science teachers: local insights with lessons for the global community. Edited by Pamela Fraser-Abder. New York, RoutledgeFalmer, 2002. 216 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.P759 2002

Science education in the 21st century. Edited by D. L. Thompson. Aldershot, Eng., Brookfield, VT, Arena, c1997. 245 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S3734 1997

Stigler, James W., and James Hiebert. The teaching gap: best ideas from the world’s teachers for improving education in the classroom. New York, Free Press, c 2009. 225 p.
   Bibliography: p. 195-215.
   QA13.S77 2009

Wellington, J. J. (Jerry J.), and Gren Ireson. Science learning, science teaching. London, New York, Routledge, 2008. 351 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Revised and updated edition of Teaching and learning secondary science.
   Q181.W4416 2008

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RELATED TITLES

Community connections for science education. Arlington, VA, National Science Teachers Association, 2001. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1C655 2001

Contemporary perspectives on science and technology in early childhood education. Edited by Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek. Charlotte, NC, IAP-Information Age Pub., c2008. 186 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1139.5.S35C66 2008

Dell, Amy G., Deborah A. Newton, and Jerry G. Petroff. Assistive technology in the classroom: enhancing the school experiences of students with disabilities. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, c2008.
338 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1028.3.D43 2008

The Digital classroom: how technology is changing the way we teach and learn. Edited by David T. Gordon. Cambridge, MA, Harvard Education Letter, c2000. 184 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1028.5.D55 2000

E-learning and virtual science centers. Edited by Leo Tan Wee Hin, R. Subramaniam. Hershey, PA, Information Science Pub., c2005. 457 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q182.7.E18 2005

Freeman, Gene, and Vickie Taylor. Integrating science and literacy instruction: a framework for bridging the gap. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006. 245 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   “Science and literacy guide with annotations for age level, genre, topics”: p. 209-243.
   LB1585.F686 2006

Sobey, Edwin J. C. Inventing toys: kids having fun learning science. Tucson, AZ, Zephyr Press, c2002. 132 p.
   Resources and bibliography: p. 119-125.
   T339.S695 2001<.p>

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HANDBOOKS

Handbook of research on science education. Edited by Sandra K. Abell and Norman G. Lederman. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007. 1330 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.H149 2007 <SciRR>

International handbook of science education. Edited by Barry J. Fraser and Kenneth G. Tobin. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic, c1998. 2. v. (Kluwer international handbooks of education, v. 2)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Second edition, 2003, available but not yet in LC.
   Q181.I6557 1998 <SciRR>

Teaching and learning science: a handbook. Edited by Kenneth Tobin. Westport, CT, Praeger Publishers, 2006.
2 v.
   Includes bibliographical and Internet resources
   Q181.T3513 2006 <SciRR>

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GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Government Publications can be identified by going to individual agency web sites, GPO Access at http://www.gpoaccess.gov and by searching its Catalog of U. S. Government Publications. The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ will also be useful. Some government publications that may be of interest are:

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Improving math and science education so that no child is left behind: hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, May 2, 2001. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2001. 80 p.
   “Serial No. 107-27.”
   SuDocs no.: Y 4.SCI 2:107-27
   KF27.S3924 2001c <Law>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. K-12th grade math and science education: the view from the blackboard; hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, March 7, 2001. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2001. 60 p.
   “Serial no. 107-3.”
   SuDocs no.: Y 4.SCI 2:107-3
   KF27.S39 2001f <Law>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. The role of the National Science Foundation in K-12 science and math education: hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Ninth Congress, second session, May 3, 2006. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2006. 107 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   “Serial no. 109-46.”
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2:109-46
   URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS75161
   KF27.S39 2006 <Law>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Federal STEM education programs: hearings before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 15, 2007 and June 6, 2007. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2007. 242 p.
   “Serial no. 110-28 and Serial no. 110-35.”
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 110-28.
   URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS89165
   KF27.S3984 2007d <Law>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Improving the laboratory experience for America’s high school students: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 8, 2007. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2007. 59 p.
   “Serial no. 110-9.”
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 110-9.
   URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS85532
   KF27.S3984 2007 <Law>

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness. Fostering innovation in math and science education: hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, April 26, 2006. Washington, U. S. G.P.O.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. G.P.O., 2006. 49 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   “S. Hrg.:109-678.”
   SuDocs Y4.C 73/7: HRG.109-678
   URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS77006
   KF26.C6993 2006 <Law>

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

TECHNICAL REPORTS and other types of literature may be identified in the following abstracting and indexing journals:

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
   URL: http://www.eric.ed.gov

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   URL: http://www.gpoaccess.gov
   Z1223.A18 <Adams Center Rm>

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
   URL: http://www.ntis.gov

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

These selected reports are available in the Library’s Technical Report and Standards Collection (http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/trs/trsover.html) and may be requested at the Science Reading Room desk. These reports may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, VA 22161 (1-800-553-6847).

An evaluation of elementary school science kits in terms of classroom environment and student attitudes. Linda Scott Houston, Barry J. Frazer, and Cynthia E. Ledbetter. Washington, ERIC, Apr. 2003. 12 p.
   ED476 657
   Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21, 2003).

First look at what we can learn from high performing school districts: analysis of TIMSS data from the First in the World Consortium. P. Kimmelman and others. Washington, U. S. Dept. of Education, Aug.1999. 90 p.
   PB2000-103035

Pursuing excellence: a study of U. S. fourth-grade mathematics and science teaching, learning, curriculum and achievement in international context. Initial findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Washington, U. S. Dept. of Education, 1999. 80 p.
   PB2000-101757

Second teaching: a study of small group physics learning. Lisa Novemsky. Washington, ERIC, Aug. 2003. 9 p.
   ED479 497
   Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Philadelphia, PA, March 2003).

Using environmental science education curricula and experiences to enhance science teaching for all students: creating an integrated, inclusive learning environment. Linda K. Ramey. Washington, ERIC, Jan. 1999. 15 p.
   ED456 031
   Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Austin, TX, January 14-17, 1999).

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DISSERTATIONS

DISSERTATIONS can be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index (1861-1972)
   Z5053.X47 1973

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Dissertation Abstracts International (1838- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Electronic format

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SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Corbin, Jan Frederic. The integration of technology into the middle and high school science curriculum. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2003.
   UMI publication number AAT 3081581
   Collation of the original: 82 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Central Florida, 2003.

Courtade, Ginevra Rose. The effects of inquiry-based science instruction training on teachers of students with significant disabilities. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3239815
   Collation of the original: 142 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2007.

Diercks, Rodney Wayne. Problem-based learning in elementary science methods: exploring a format to prepare teachers for the 21st century. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2002.
   UMI publication number AAT 3059945
   Collation of the original: 172 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2002.

Furman, Melina Gabriela. Becoming urban science teachers by transforming middle-school classrooms: a study of the Urban Science Education Fellows Program. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3249081
   Collation of the original: 283 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2007.

Marshall, Jeffrey C. An emergent framework for high-quality secondary science instruction: an analysis of Presidential Awardees and experienced science teachers. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2004.
   UMI publication number AAT 3134029
   Collation of the original: 239 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, 2004.

Tobias, Karen Marie. A comparative analysis of Science-Technology-Society standards in elementary, middle and high school state science curriculum frameworks. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3268794
   Collation of the original: 112 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.

Ulkins, David S. The impact of single-gender classrooms on science achievement of middle school gifted girls. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3258411
   Collation of the original: 136 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Walden University, 2007.

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching include Science--Study and Teaching, Science Education, Science Teaching, Science Teachers, etc., and headings listed in the Subject Headings section of this guide, or more specific headings, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles may now be available in electronic format. Please consult a reference librarian for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services in the Science Reading Room.

Education Index (1929-)
   Z5813.E23 <MRR Alc> and Electronic format

Education Journals via Proquest
   Electronic format

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
   URL: http://www.eric.ed.gov

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-)
   AI3.R48 <BusRR> and Electronic format

Wilson Education Abstracts (1983-)
   Electronic format

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JOURNALS

(Some titles may be available online without subscription)

American Biology Teacher
QH1.A275
International Journal of Science Education
Q181.A1E9
Journal of Chemical Education
QD1.J93
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching QA20.C65J68
Journal of Environmental Education
S946.E54
Journal of Geoscience Education QE40.J6
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Q181.A1J6
Journal of Science Education and Technology Q183.3.A1J68
Journal of Science Teacher Education Q181.A1J63
Journal of Virginia Science Education Q183.3.V8J68
Physics Teacher QC30.P48
Science and Children LB1585.S34
Science & Education Q181.A1S297
Science Education Q1.S385
Science Teacher Q181.S38

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Arguing to learn and learning to argue: case studies of how student’s argumentation relates to their scientific knowledge. Journal of research in science teaching, v. 45, Jan. 2008: 101-131.
   Q181.A1J6

Basu, Stryashi J., and Angela C. Barton. Developing a sustained interest in science among urban minority youth. Journal of research in science teaching, v. 44, Mar. 2007: 466-489.
   Q181.A1J6

Bennett, Judith, Fred Lubben, and Sylvia Hogarth. Bringing science to life: a synthesis of the research evidence on the effects of context-based and STS approaches to science teaching. Science education, v. 91, May 2007: 347-370.
   Q1.S385

Bybee, Rodger W. Science teaching and international assessments: an introduction to PISA and TIMSS. Science teacher, v. 74, Nov. 2007: 41-48.
   Q181.S38

Corder, Gregory W. Meeting the needs of English language learners in the science classroom: research-based strategies for modifying laboratory experiences. Journal of Virginia science education, v. 1, Apr. 2007: 21-27.
   Q183.3.V3J68

Ernst, Julie. Factors associated with K-12 teachers’ use of environment-based education. Journal of environmental education, v. 38, spring 2007: 15-32.
   S946.E54

Marble, Stephan. Inquiring into teaching: lesson study in elementary science methods. Journal of science teacher education, v. 8, no. 6, 2007: 935-953.
   Q181.A1J63

McComas, William. Biology education under the microscope: examining the history and current state of biology education. Science teacher, v. 74, Oct. 2007: 28-33.
   Q181.S38

Mueller, Michael P., and Michael L. Bentley. Beyond the “decorated landscapes” of educational reform: toward landscapes of pluralism in science education. Science education, v. 91, Mar. 2007: 321-338.
   Q1.S385

Penn, R. Lee, Leslie Flynn, and Page Johnson. Building a successful middle school outreach effort: microscopy camp. Journal of chemical education, v. 84, June 2007: 955-960.
   QD1.J93

Poudel, D. D., and others. Hands-on activities and challenge tests in agricultural and environmental education. Journal of environmental education, v. 36, summer 2005: 10-22.
   S946.E54

Wantanabe, Maika, and others. “Chemistry for all, instead of chemistry for the elite”: lessons learned from detracked chemistry classrooms. Science education, v. 91, Sept. 2007: 683-709.
   Q1.S385

Witham, Shelly Anne, and others. Digging up a crime: an “archaeological dig” provides the catalyst for an inquiry-based activity. Science teacher, v. 71, Feb. 2004: 56-59.
   Q181.S38

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Almeida, Sylvia, Ruth Bombaugh, and Tarun K. Mal. Involving school children in the establishment of a long-term plant biodiversity study of an urban green space. American biology teacher, v. 68, Apr. 2006: 213-220.

Anderson, Janet. Enriching the teaching of biology with mathematical concepts. American biology teacher, v. 69, Apr. 2007: 205-209.

Conderman, Greg, and C. Sheldon Woods. Science instruction: an endangered species. Kappa Delta Pi record, v. 44, winter 2008: 76-80.

Dickerson, Daniel L., and others. Groundwater in science education. Journal of science teacher education, v. 18, Feb. 2007: 45-61.

Donovan, William, and Mary Nakhleh. Student use of web-based tutorial materials and understanding of chemistry concepts. Journal of computers in mathematics and science teaching, v. 26, Oct. 2007: 291-327.

Higgs, Amy Lyons, and Victoria M. McMillan. Teaching through modeling: four schools’ experiences in sustainability education. Journal of environmental education, v. 38, fall 2006: 39-53.

Lambert, Julie, and Suzanne Smith Sundburg. Ocean science in the classroom. Science teacher, v. 73, Sept. 2006: 40-43.

Mabrouk, Patricia Ann. Introducing summer high school student-researchers to ethics in scientific research: a case study-based workshop. Journal of chemical education, v. 84, June 2007: 952-954.

McCann, Florence F., and others. CLSI: cool life science investigations. Science and children, v. 45, Dec. 2007: 26-29.

Nelson, George D., and Carolyn C. Landel. A collaborative approach for elementary science. Education leadership, v. 64, Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007: 72-75.
   “The authors propose a collaborative specialist model for science teaching.”

Rao, Sujaya, Devora Shamah, and Ryan Collay. Meaningful involvement of science undergraduates in K-12 outreach. Journal of college science teaching, v. 36, May 2007: 54-58.

Roth, Kathleen, and Helen Garnier. What science teaching looks like: an international perspective. Educational leadership, v. 64, Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007: 16-23.
    “Authors compare and contrast typical science lessons in the Czech Republic, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States.”

Tucker, Sheryl A., Deborah L. Hanuscin, and Constance J. Barnes. Igniting girls’ interest in science. Science, v. 319, Mar. 21, 2008: 1621-1622.
   Includes bibliographical references

Zmach, Courtney C., and others. Infusing reading into science learning. Educational leadership, v. 64, Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007: 62-66.
    “A middle school team introduces students to award-winning science books.”

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
   Attn: Shirley M. Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3920
Telephone: 202-326-6400
   URL: http://www.aaas.org/

American Association of Physics Teachers
   Attn: Daryl Malloy
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3845
Telephone: 301-209-3311
   URL: http://www.aapt.org/resources/

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 800-227-5558
   URL: http://www.acs.org/

American Geological Institute
   Attn: Ann E. Benbow, Education, Outreach and Development Director
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Telephone: 703-379-2480
   URL: http://www.agiweb.org/geoeducation.html

National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
Telephone: 202-833-4000
   URL: http://www.nea.org

National Science Digital Library
   Attn: Robert Payo, Education and Outreach
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
   URL: http://nsdl.org/

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 703-292-8600
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=EHR

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Telephone: 703-243-7100
   URL: http://www.nsta.org

U. S. Department of Education
Mathematics and Science Partnerships
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: 202-401-2871 and toll-free 800-872-5327
   URL: http://www.ed.gov/index.html

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SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

The Internet offers a growing number of sites useful in the study of science education and science teaching for the K-12 range. In addition to the organizations listed above, many professional and scientific societies provide links to science activities. You might try the sites described below, or use your favorite search engine and appropriate key words to identify more specific resources.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has a long-term initiative to advance literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. Quick links to benchmarks, blueprints, resources, and curriculum development.
   URL: http://www.project2061.org/

The Center for Science Education at the University of California, Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory, whose mission is to build bridges between scientists, educators, students and the public, making science discovery accessible to all, provides an opportunity to ask a scientist, explore magnetism, or use the science education gateway to visit the Exploratorium, the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Science Museum of Virginia, etc.
   URL: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/index.html

The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence provides free science and math teaching and learning resources from dozens of federal agencies.
   URL: http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=41

Science Education for Students with Disabilities promotes and advances science teaching for all students with any type of disability. Resources for teachers are included and the Journal of Science for Persons with Disabilities is published annually online.
   URL: http://www.sesd.info/

Science.gov/ has a science education site for kids, parents, and teachers with lists of resources and links to a multitude of programs and activities in all areas of science.
   URL: http://www.science.gov/browse/w_133A.htm

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is funded by the Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy (DoE) with strong support from the City of Newport News, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the U. S. Congress. Web site reflects Jefferson Lab’s long-term commitment to science education with teacher resources, homework helpers, puzzles and games, and internships.
   URL: http://education.jlab.org/

The U. S. Geological Survey provides online resources, including lessons, data, and maps to support teaching, learning, education (K-12).
   URL: http://education.usgs.gov/

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