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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 cross-curriculum connections. 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. Special attention has been given to digital literacy, inquiry, and the importance of STEM education to the nation's future.



Blogging as change: transforming science & math education through new media literacies. Edited by April Luehmann and Raffaella Borasi. New York, Peter Lang, c2011. 356 p. (New literacies and digital epistemologies, v. 41)
   Bibliography: p. 351-356.
   QA181.B56 2011 <SciRR>

Bybee, Rodger W. Teaching of science: 21st century perspectives. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2010. 202 p.
   Bibliography: p. 179-189.
   LB1585.B94 2010

Espinoza, Fernando. The nature of science: integrating historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012. 171 p.
   Bibliography: p. 153-162.
   Q181.E695 2012

Successful science education practices: exploring what, why and how they work. Edited by Christine Redman. New York, Nova Science Publishers, c2013. 310 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.5.A8S83 2013

Webb, L. Dean, Arlene Metha, and K. Forbis Jordan. Foundations of American education. 7th ed. Boston, Pearson, c2013. 444 p.
   Bibliography: p. 423-432.
   LA217.2.W43 2013



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








Contemporary science teaching approaches: promoting conceptual understanding in science. Edited by Funda Ornek and Issa M. Saleh. Charlotte, NC, Information Age Pub., c2012. 228 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.3.A1C67 2012

Drew, David E. STEM the tide: reforming science, technology, engineering, and math education in America. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c2011. 242 p.
   Bibliography: p. 219-234.
   Q183.3.A1D734 2011<SciRR>

Froschauer, Linda, and Mary L. Bigelow. Rise and shine: a practical guide for the beginning science teacher. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 188 p.
   Bibliography: p. 175-177.
   Q181.F837 2012

Glasgow, Neal A., Michele Cheyne, and Randy K. Yerrick. What successful science teachers do: 75 research-based strategies. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2010. 248 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.G53 2010

Goldston, M. Jenice (Marion Jenice), and Laura Downey. Your science classroom: becoming an elementary/middle school science teacher. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, c2013. 299 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.G65 2013

Khatri, Daryao S., and Anne Hughes. A teaching guide to revitalizing STEM education: phoenix in the classroom. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2013. 117 p.
   Q181.K49 2013

Koba, Susan, and Carol T. Mitchell. Hard-to-teach science concepts: a framework to support learners, grades 3-5. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2011. 256 p.
   Bibliography: p. 237-247.
   LB1585.K63 2011

Wellington, J. J. (Jerry J.), and Gren Ireson. Science learning, science teaching. 3rd ed. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York, Routledge, c2012. 307 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.W4416 2012



Digital Literacy and Classroom Technology

Fostering 21st century digital literacy and technical competency. Edited by Antonio Cartelli. Hershey, PA, Information Science Reference, c2013. 282 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.9.C64F67 2013

Jeschofnig, Linda, and Peter Jeschofnig. Teaching lab science courses online: resources for best practices, tools, and technology. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, c2011. 176 p. (Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning, 29)
   Bibliography: p. 163-167.
   Q181.J376 2011

Ng, Wan. Empowering scientific literacy through digital literacy and multiliteracies. New York, Nova Science Publishers, c2012. 196 p.
   Bibliography: p. 169-188.
   Q181.N76 2012

Science education in a rapidly changing world. Edited by Seth D. Grahame. Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers, c2011. 160 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.S36886 2011;

Technology in the secondary science classroom. Edited by Randy L. Bell, Julie Gess-Newsome, and Julie Luft. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 112 p.
   Bibliography: p. 97-102.
   Q183.9.T43 2008 <SciRR>

Scientific Literacy

Daempfle, Peter. Science & society: scientific thought and education for the 21st century. Burlington, MA, Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014. 264 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q175.5.D34 2014

Front-page science: engaging teens in science literacy. By Wendy Saul and others. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 197 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q225.F76 2012

Grant, Maria C., and Douglas Fisher. Reading and writing in science: tools to develop disciplinary literacy. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2010. 100 p.
   Bibliography: p. 91-95.
   Q181.G536 2010

Hazen, Robert M., and James Trefil. Science matters: achieving scientific literacy. 2nd ed. New York, Anchor Books, c2009. 360 p.
   Q162.H36 2009

Kopp, Kathleen. Strategies for writing in the science classroom. Gainesville, FL, Maupin House Pub., c2011. 92 p.
   Bibliography: p. 87-88.
   LB1585.K66 2011

Science the "write" way. Edited by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2011. 291 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.S395 2011

Teaching new literacies in grades 4-6: resources for 21st-century classrooms. Edited by Barbara Moss and Diane Lapp. NewYork, Guilford Press, c2010. 354 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1576.T39 2010

Trefil, James S. Why science? New York, Teachers College Press; Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 208 p.
   Bibliography: p. 199-201.
   Q181.T8195 2008

Varelas, Maria, Christine C. Pappas, and Amy Arsenault. Children's ways with science and literacy: integrated multimodal enactments in urban elementary classrooms. New York, Routledge, c2013. 223 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.V35 2013

Vasquez, Jo Anne, Michael W. Comer, and Frankie Troutman. Developing visual literacy in science, K-8. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2010. 138 p.
   Bibliography: p. 123-125.
   LB1585.3.V37 2010



Curriculum and Standards

Banko, William, and others. Science for the next generation: preparing for the new standards. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2013. 290 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.B34 2013

Kendall, John S. Understanding common core state standards. Alexandria, VA, ASCD, c2011. 63 p.
   Bibliography: p. 57-59.
   LB3060.83.K464 2011

National Research Council. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. A framework for K-12 science education: practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, The National Academies Press, c2012. 385 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.N38 2012 <SciRR>

Pratt, Harold, and others. The NSTA reader's guide to a framework for K-12 science education. Expanded ed. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 71 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Guide to NRC report A framework for K-12 science education: practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas.
   LB1585.3.N77 2012 <SciRR>

Rothman, Robert. Something in common: the common core standards and the next chapter in American education. Cambridge, MA, Harvard Education Press, c2011. 217 p.
   Bibliography: p. 193-205.
   LB3060.83.R68 2011


Fries-Gaither, Jessica, and Terry Shiverdecker. Inquiring scientists, inquiring readers: using nonfiction to promote science literacy, grades 3-5. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2013. 304 p.
   Bibliography: p. 274-275.
   LB1585.F73 2013

Hassard, Jack, and Michael Dias. The art of teaching science: inquiry and innovation in middle school and high school. 2nd ed. New York, Routledge, c2009. 559 p.
   Bibliography: p. 512-544.
   Q181.H156 2009

Llewellyn, Douglas. Teaching high school science through inquiry: a case study approach. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2005. 210 p.
   Bibliography: p. 185-203.
   Q181.L75 2005

Negotiating science: the critical role of argument in student inquiry, grades 5-10. Brian Hand and others. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann, c2009. 226 p.
   Bibliography: p. 221-222.
   Q181.N395 2009

Rosenblatt, Louis Barry. Rethinking the way we teach science: the interplay of content, pedagogy, and the nature of science. New York, Routledge, c2011. 174 p.
   Bibliography: p. 168-172.
   LB1585.R54 2011

Science as inquiry in the secondary setting. Edited by Julie Luft, Randy L. Bell, and Julie Gess-Newsome. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 149 p.
   Bibliography: p. 135-141.
   Q183.3.A1S3526 2008

A Year of inquiry: a collection for elementary educators. Edited by Linda Froschauer. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 211 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   LB1585.Y46 2012

Inter/Multi Disciplinary

Generalization of knowledge: multidisciplinary perspectives. Edited by Marie T. Banich and Donna Caccamise. New York, Psychology Press, c2010. 365 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1590.3.G45 2010

Hammerman, Elizabeth L., and Diann Musial. Integrating science with mathematics & literacy: new visions for learning and assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2008. 177 p.
   Bibliography: p. 167-172.
   Q181.H1473 2008

Parallel curriculum units for science, grades 6-12. Edited by Jann H. Leppien and Jeanne H. Purcell. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, c2011. 229 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.P365 2011

Gender and/Diversity

Cawley, John F., Anne Hayes, and Teresa E. Foley. Teaching math to students with learning disabilities: implications and solutions. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2008. 161 p.
   Bibliography: p. 157-159.
   QA11.2.C39 2008

Cox-Petersen, Amy, Leah M. Melber, and Terri Patchen. Teaching science to culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students. Boston, Allyn & Bacon/Pearson, c2012. 116 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.C6685 2012

Hanson, Sandra L. Swimming against the tide: African American girls and science education. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c2009. 213 p.
   Bibliography: p. 189-205.
   Q183.3.A1H367 2009

Teaching science to English language learners: building on students' strengths. Edited by Ann S. Rosebery and Beth Warren. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 199 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.T35375 2008

Teaching science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 classrooms. Edited by Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia S. Sunal, and Emmett L. Wright. Charlotte, NC, Information Age Pub., c2010. 319 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1T427 2010

Tolley, Kimberley. The science education of American girls: a historical perspective. New York, RoutledgeFalmer, c2003. 287 p.
   Bibliography: p. 225-274.
   Q183.3.A1T66 2003 <SciRR>

Verma, Geeta. Science and society in the classroom: using sociocultural perspectives to develop science education. Amherst, NY, Cambria Press, c2009. 203 p.
   Bibliography: p. 181-197.
   LB1585.V375 2009

Subject Specific


The Biology teacher's handbook. 4th ed. Edited by Barbara Resch. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2009. 338 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH315.B622 2009

Koba, Susan, and Anne Tweed. Hard-to-teach biology concepts: a framework to deepen student understanding. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2009. 260 p.
   Bibliography: p. 229-243.
   QH315.K58 2009

Shields, Martin. Biology inquiries: standards-based labs, assessments, and discussion lessons. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, c2006. 282 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH315.S553 2006

Thinking evolutionarily: evolution education across the life sciences: summary of a convocation. Edited by Jay B. Labov. Washington, The National Academies Press, c2012. 96 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH362.T58 2012


Chemists' guide to effective teaching. Edited by Norbert J. Pienta, Melanie M. Cooper, and Thomas J. Greenbowe. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson, c2005-c2009. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See especially v. 2, Teaching strategies.
   QD40.C454 2005

International Conference on Chemical Education (21st, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan). Chemistry education and sustainability in the global age. Edited by M.-H. (Mei-Hung) Chiu and others. Dordrecht, Netherlands, New York, Springer, c2013. 351 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD40.I536 2013

Making chemistry relevant: strategies to include all students in a learner-sensitive classroom environment. Edited by Sharmistha Basu-Dutt. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, c2010. 289 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD40.B32 2010

Sustainability in the chemistry curriculum. Edited by Catherine H. Middlecamp and Andrew D. Jorgenson. Washington, American Chemical Society, c2011. 226 p. (ACS symposium series, 1087)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD40.S875 2011

Walker, Pam, and Elaine Wood. Chemistry experiments. New York, Facts on File, c2011. 177 p.
   Includes educational resource references, glossary, and index.
   QD43.W324 2011

Earth and Space Sciences

Fullagar, Paul D., and Nancy W. West. Project Earth science: geology. Rev. 2nd ed. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2011. 248 p.
   Bibliography: p. 229-240.
   QE40.F85 2011

Glenn, David D., and Donald I. Dickmann. Forestry field studies: a manual for science teachers. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2009. 102 p.
   Bibliography: p. 96.
   SD251.G54 2009

Holt, Geoff, and Nancy W. West. Project Earth science: astronomy. Rev. 2nd ed. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2011. 174 p.
   Bibliography: p. 163-167.
   QB61.S553 2011

Keeley, Page, and Cary Ivan Sneider. Uncovering student ideas in astronomy: 45 formative assessment probes. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 255 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB61.K44 2012

Levy, David H., Larry A. Lebofsky, and Nancy R. Lebofsky. Sharing the sky: a parent's and teacher's guide to astronomy. New York, Plenum Press, c1997. 308 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB61.L47 1997

Oates-Bockenstedt, Catherine, and Michael D. Oates. Earth science success: 50 lesson plans for grades 6-9. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 321>    Includes bibliographical references.
   QE47.A1O28 2008


Brahier, Daniel J. Teaching secondary and middle school mathematics. 4th ed. Boston, Pearson Education, c2013. 432 p.
   Bibliography: p. 399-422.
   QA11.2.B73 2013

D'Amico, Joan, and Kate Gallaway. Differentiated instruction for the middle school math teacher: activities and strategies for an inclusive classroom. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, c2008. 236 p.
   Bibliography: p. 229.
   QA11.2.D327 2008

Gurl, Theresa J., Alice F. Artzt, and Alan Sultan. Implementing the common core state standards through mathematical problem solving. Reston, VA, NCTM, 2012. 90 p.
   Bibliography: p. 89-90.
   QA63.G87 2012

Small, Marian. Good questions: great ways to differentiate mathematics instruction. 2nd ed. Reston, VA, NCTM, c2012. 223 p.
   Bibliography: p. 215-217.
   QA20.I53S63 2012

Outdoor Education

Banning, Wendy, and Ginny Sullivan. Lens on outdoor learning. St. Paul, MN, Redleaf Press, 2011. 207 p.
   Bibliography: p. 205-206.
   LB1047.B27 2011

Hopwood-Stephens, Isabel. Learning on your doorstep: stimulating writing through creative play outdoors for ages 5-9. London, New York, Routledge, c2013. 196 p.
   Bibliography: p. 195-196.
   LB1576.H655 2013

Nature education with young children: integrating inquiry and practice. Edited by Daniel R. Meier and Stephanie Sisk-Hilton. New York, Routledge, c2013. 225 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1140.5.S34N38 2013

Rich, Steve. Bringing outdoor science in: thrifty classroom lessons. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 164 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH53.R48 2012

Rich, Steve A. Outdoor science: a practical guide. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2010. 140 p.
   Bibliography: p. 135.
   Q181.R535 2010

Williams, Dilafruz R., and Jonathan D. Brown. Learning gardens and sustainability education: bringing life to schools and schools to life. New York, Routledge, c2012. 227 p.
   Bibliography: p. 209-217
   SB55.W56 2012

Physics and Engineering

Keeley, Page, and Rand Harrington. 45 new force and motion assessment probes. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2010. 214 p. (Uncovering student ideas in physical science, v. 1)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC73.6.K44 2010

LaFave, Norman J. (Norman Joseph). You want me to teach what? Sure-fire methods for teaching physical science and math. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2012. 185 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC20.8.L34 2012

Nanoscale science and engineering education. Edited by Aldrin E. Sweeney and Sudipta Seal. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2008. 678 p. (Nanotechnology book series, 21)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7. N3575 2008

Stevens, Shawn, LeeAnn M. Sutherland, and Joseph S. Krajcik. The big ideas of nanoscale science & engineering: a guidebook for secondary teachers. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2009. 203 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.S765 2009

Yeany, Bruce. If you build it, they will learn: 17 devices for demonstrating physical science. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2006. 285 p.
    Bibliography: p. 284-285.
   LB1585.Y43 2006


Classroom robotics: case stories of 21st century instruction for millennial students. Edited by Mark Gura and Kathleen P. King. Charlotte, NC, Information Age Pub., c2007. 234 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ211.26.C53 2007

Gura, Mark. Getting started with LEGO robotics: a guide for K-12 educators. Eugene, OR, International Society for Technology in Education, c2011. 270 p.
   LB1028.3.G85 2011

Robots in K-12 education: a new technology for learning. By Bradley S. Barker and others. Hershey, PA, Information Science Reference, c2012. 407 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ211.26.R64 2012

In addition, NASA Robotics contains lesson plans for grades K-12, along with robotics-related career information, interactive games and videos, and links to further resources.



Government Publications and Technical Reports are indexed in the following abstracting and indexing services:

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   Z1223.A18 <Adams Center Rm> and Electronic Format

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)



United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Reform in K-12 STEM education: hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, March 4, 2010. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010. 60 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Serial no. 111-82."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 111-82
   KF27.S39 2010d <LAW>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Engineering in K-12 education: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, October 22, 2009. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010. 81 p.
   "Serial no. 111-57."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 111-57
   KF27.S3984 2009d <LAW>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. A systems approach to improving K-12 STEM education: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 30, 2009. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010. 80 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Serial no. 111-47."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 111-47
   KF27.S3984 2009b <LAW>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). STEM in action: inspiring the science and engineering workforce of tomorrow: hearing before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2011. 86 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Serial no. 112-34."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 112-34
   KF27.S39 2011a <LAW>

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Research. STEM education: industry and philanthropic initiatives: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Washington, U.S. G.P.O. For sale by the Supt. Of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2013. 76 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Serial no.113-11."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 113-11
   Electronic format

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. What makes for successful K-12 STEM education: a closer look at effective STEM education approaches: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2011. 81 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Serial no. 112-42."
   SuDocs no. Y 4.SCI 2: 112-42
   KF27.S3984 2011d <LAW>



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 <MRR>

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- 2011)
   Z5053.X47a <MRR>

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- )

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text (1861- )
   Electronic Format



Bellflower, Julie V. The effectiveness of traditional and 21st century teaching tools on students' science learning. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2012.
   UMI publication number 3490048
   Collation of the original: 186 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Walden University, 2012.

Davis, Melissa Ferman. The influence of high-stakes testing on science teacher preceptions and practices. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3449259
   Collation of the original: 127 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Walden University, 2011.

Heaverlo, Carol Ann. STEM development: A study of 6th - 12th grade girls' interest and confidence in mathematics and science. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3473025
   Collation of the original: 142 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Iowa State University, 2011.

Johnson, Joseph A. Science is for me: meeting the needs of English language learners in an urban, middle school science classroom through an instructional intervention. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3475434
   Collation of the original: 205 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011.

Parks, Melissa Y. The nature of elementary students' science discourse and conceptual learning. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3480603
   Collation of the original: 262 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.

Tolbert, Sara E. Teaching the content in context: preparing "highly qualified" and "high quality" teachers for instruction in underserved secondary science classrooms. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3471776
   Collation of the original: 267 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011.

Weiland, Sunny Minelli. Investigation of inquiry-based science pedagogy among middle level science teachers: a qualitative study. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2012.
   UMI publication number 3510699
   Collation of the original: 112 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Marywood University, 2012.

Wendell, Kristen Bethke. Science through engineering in elementary school: comparing three enactments of an engineering-design-based curriculum on the science of sound. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2011.
   UMI publication number 3445103
   Collation of the original: 365 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Tufts University, 2011.


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 (1988- )
   Electronic format

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
   Electronic format

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



(Some titles may be available online without subscription)

American Biology Teacher
International Journal of Science Education
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching QA20.C65J68
Journal of Environmental Education
Journal of Geoscience Education QE40.J6
Journal of Nano Education T174.7.N3465
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Q181.A1J6
Journal of Science Education and Technology Q183.3.A1J68
Journal of Science Teacher Education Q181.A1J63
Mathematics Teacher QA1.N28
Physics Teacher QC30.P48
Science and Children LB1585.S34
Science & Education Q181.A1S297
Science Education Q1.S385
Science Teacher Q181.S38



Balgopal, Meena, and Alison Wallace. Writing-to-learn, writing-to-communicate, & scientific literacy. American biology teacher, v. 75, Mar. 2013: 170-175.

Bybee, Rodger W. The Next Generation Science Standards and the life sciences. Science and children, v. 51, Feb. 2013: 7-14.

Capps, Daniel K., and Barbara A. Crawford. Inquiry-based instruction and teaching about nature of science: are they happening? Journal of science teacher education, v. 24, Apr. 2013: 497-526.

Crismond, David. Design practices and misconceptions: helping beginners in engineering design. Science teacher, v. 80, Jan. 2013: 50-54.

Hubisz, John L. Over 50 years of teaching physics: some advice for young teachers. Physics teacher, v. 51, Mar. 2013: 188-189.

Llewellyn, Douglas, and Amanda Adams. Turning the science classroom into a courtroom: engaging in argument from evidence. ScienceScope, v. 36, July 2013: 14-20.
   Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Post, Thomas R., and others. Integrated curricula and preparation for college mathematics. Mathematics teacher, v. 106, Sept. 2012: 138-143.

Schaffer, Dane L. It's time to stand up for Earth science. Journal of geoscience education, v. 60, Nov. 2012: 291-294.

Selco, Jodye I., Mary Bruno, and Sue Chan. Students doing chemistry: a hand-on experience for K-12. Journal of chemical education, v. 89, Jan. 10, 2012: 206-210.



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

Bell, Philip, and others. Exploring the science framework: engaging learners in scientific practices related to obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Science teacher, v. 79, Nov. 2012: 31-36.

Bybee, Rodger W. The Next Generation of Science Standards: implications for biology education. American biology teacher, v. 74, Oct. 2012: 542-549.

Chiaverina, Chris. Taking physics class into the world. Physics teacher, v. 50, Dec. 2012: 572-573.

Horton, Jessica, and others. Get connected: incorporating technology into your lessons does not mean you have to stay indoors! Science and children, v. 50, Mar. 2013: 44-49.

Krajcik, Joe. The Next Generation Science Standards: a focus on physical science. Science and children, v. 50, Mar. 2013: 7-15.

Mishra, Punya, and Danah Henriksen. Rethinking technology & creativity in the 21st century: on being in-disciplined. Techtrends, v. 56, Nov. 2012: 18-21.

Schneider, Barbara, Justina Judy, and Christina Mazuca. Boosting STEM interest in high school. Phi Delta Kappan, v. 94, Sept. 2012: 62-65.

Wieman, Carl. Applying new research to improve science education. Issues in science and technology, v. 29, fall 2012: 25-32.



American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
   AAAS has a long-term initiative to advance literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. Site includes quick links to benchmarks, blueprints, resources, and curriculum development.

Center for Science Education, University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory
   Center for Science Education's mission is to build bridges between scientists, educators, students, and the public. It makes science discovery accessible to all, provides an opportunity to ask a scientist questions, explore magnetism, or use its science education gateway to visit the Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, Science Museum of Virginia, etc.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
   Site provides free science and math teaching and learning resources from dozens of federal agencies.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
   NOAA provides teacher and student resources for a variety of subjects ranging from weather and climate, to ocean and freshwater conservation. They also conduct training workshops, both online and onsite.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
   The NGSS establishes learning expectations for students that integrate three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts, building science concepts from kindergarten through 12th grade. The NGSS are based on the NRC Framework for K–12 Science Education.
   Next generation science standards: for states, by states in pre-pub status from National Academies Press, summer 2013. See:

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: aggregates information from various governmental bodies. This site has science education for kids, parents, and teachers with lists of resources and links to a multitude of programs and activities in all areas of science.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)
   The 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. Its website reflects Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education with teacher resources, homework helpers, puzzles and games, and internships.

U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
   The USGS provides online resources, including lessons, data, and maps to support teaching, learning, and K-12 education.



American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3920
Telephone: 202-326-6400

American Association of Physics Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3845
Telephone: 301-209-3311

American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 800-227-5558

American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Telephone: 703-379-2480

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Telephone: 1-800-933-2723

National Association of Biology Teachers
1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard
Suite 402
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: 703-264-9696

National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Mailing address:
NAGT, c/o Carleton College W-SERC
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

National Association for Research in Science Teaching
12100 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 130
Reston, VA 20190-3221
Telephone: 703-234-4138

National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
Telephone: 202-833-4000

National Science Foundation (NSF)
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 703-292-8600

National Science Teachers Association (NTSA)
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Telephone: 703-243-7100

U. S. Department of Education
Mailing address:
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: 202-401-2871 and toll-free 800-872-5327

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