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Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices Rodger W. Bybee This book offers a broad vision for improving science education that is at times historical and philosophical but also concrete and practical. The book extends and elaborates on several themes including a clarification of scientific literacy, a systemic perspective on reform, a standards-based approach to improving science education, and an emphasis on science teaching and student learning. 
A Framework for K-12 Science Education National Research Council of the National Academies The Framework outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. it is intended to inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. 
Asteroid Impact Adventure Engineering This binder contains 8 lessons of earth science curricular units where student teams are posed with the scenario that an astgeroid will impact earth. They must develop an engineering design solution that includes the location and size of underground caverns to save the people from the uninhabitable earth surface for one year. 
Astonishing Curriculum – Integrating Science and Humanities through Language Stephen Tchudi, Editor “This book delves into the possibilities of interdisciplinary learning and integrated curriculum through the structuring and expressive powers of language. Teachers will find writers from every level who favor hands-on, inquiry-centered, holistic, and discovery learning.” 
Beginning to Read and the Spin Doctors of Science, The Political Campaign to Change America’s Mind about How Children Learn to Read Denny Taylor “The contention that phonemic awareness must be taught directly and that children need explicit systematic instruction in phonics is less of a scientific “fact” than an exercise in political persuasion. Beginning to Read…is the story of the political campaign that is taking place to change the minds of Americans about how young children learn to read.” 
Everyday Science Sourcebook: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School Lawrence F. Lowery This book is a storehouse of science activities suitable for the elementary grades and organized to provide easy access to fresh and supplementary ideas. It is designed to serve as an invaluable resource for activities to enhance any science program at the elementary and intermediate grade levels. 
Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning National Research Council This book is a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry. It provides detailed examples that help clarify when and how teachers should use this approach. 
Mastering the Nevada 8th Grade CRT in Science Liz Thompson, Michelle Gunter and Emily Powell This book will help students who are learning or reviewing material for the Nevada test. The materials in this book are based on the Nevada Performance Standards as published by the Nevada Department of Education. 
NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education Harold Pratt This handy guide unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework--scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline--allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the soon-to-be-released NGSS will differ from the current standards. 
Once Upon A GEMS Guide: Connecting Young People’s Literature to Great Explorations in Math and Science Lawrence Hall of Science This handbook connecting young people’s literature to the GEMS series is the result of a growing understanding of the profound educational benefits that can emerge from the many possible combinations of science and mathematics with literature and the language arts. 
Quantoons: Metaphysical Illustrations Tomas Bunk This book is a compilation of 58 contest problems that ran between 1991 and 2001 in Quantum magazine, a collaboration between U.S. and Russian scientists that was published by NSTA. In addition to serving as a reader-involvement device, the problems and cartoons were intended to make inquiring minds think about physics and art in new ways – and have fun doing it. 
Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science National Science Resources Center, National Academy of Sciences, Smithsonian Institution This book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help for teaching science from Kindergarten through sixth grade. (2 copies) 
Science for all Children National Science Resources Center The book is divided into three parts. “Building a Foundation for Change” presents a rationale for inquiry-based science and describes how teaching through inquiry supports the way children naturally learn. School administrators, teachers, and parents will be especially interested in the second section, “The Nuts and Bolts of Change." It describes the five building blocks of an elementary science program: a developmentally appropriate curriculum, opportunities for professional development, materials support, appropriate assessment tools, and community and administrative support. Part Three, “Inquiry-Centered Science in Practice”, presents profiles of successful inquiry-based science programs in districts nationwide. 
Science for English Language Learners: K-12 Classroom Strategies Ann K. Fathman and David T. Crowther, Editors This book is organized into four sections: Principles and practices that science and English reading share; Classroom strategies for planning, teaching, assessing, and extending learning; How to design lessons and model lessons for K-12 students; and Context and research, including an overview of science and English-as-a-second-language standards; instructional practices, and ways to integrate science, language, and literacy. 
Science Notebooks: Writing about Inquiry Brian Campbell and Lori Fulton This book serves as a ready resource of strategies and methods for teachers to incorporate science notebooks into their school day. The book also contains classroom vignettes, student samples, thinking points, and connections to the standards. 
Science Process Skills: Assessing Hands-On Student Performance Dr. Karen L. Ostlund This book offers your students challenging opportunities to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. Hands-on activities are provided. 
Science & Stories: Integrating Science and Literature, Grades 4-6 Hilarie N. Staton and Tara McCarthy Teachers of grades 4 through 6 are under tremendous pressure to cover a great deal of material in key curriculum areas in a restricted amount of time. This book provides ways to make the task easier by connecting and overlapping facets of your science program with facets of your literature and reading instruction and with other curriculum areas as well. 
Science & Stories: Integrating Science and Literature, Grades K-3 Hilarie N. Staton and Tara McCarthy Bring science to life through popular literature. Using these special teaching tools can help you link themes and activities as well as spark interest in both reading and science. 
Science Through Children's Literature Carol M. Butzow and John W. Butzow The purpose of this book is to suggest an alternative approach to the teaching of elementary science in light of more contemporary definitions of both reading and science. 
Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science National Academy of Sciences This book includes sample activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science. Background information, materials, and step-by-step presentations are provided for each activity. 
Teaching Reading in Science Mary Lee Barton and Deborah Jordan This is a supplement to teaching reading in the content areas. Reading in science requires different reading and thinking skills than reading fiction. Certainly informational text, and science text, in particular, presents unique challenges to novice readers. Therefore, one of the first steps for teachers is to help students understand that reading science text requires them to use different skills than they may have used in the past. 
What Principals Need To Know About Teaching and Learning Science Eric C. Sheninger and Keith Devereaux This book offers K-8 principals research-based strategies for increasing student achievement in science and fostering an environment that supports the science curriculum. The authors guide school leaders through the aspects of an effective science program; inquiry, curricula, program evaluation, inquiry-based learning, assessment, and professional development. 
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