Norman Herr, Ph.D.

Professor of Science Education & Educational Technology

California State University, Northridge

Norman Herr is a professor of science and educational technology at California State University, Northridge. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, his master of science degree from the University of California, Davis, and his bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Herr has taught 40 different science, science education, and educational technology related courses at UCDavis, Glendale College, Maranatha High School, and California State University Northridge. Dr. Herr is the author of The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Hands-on Chemistry Activities with Real-Life Applications, Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications, and numerous publications in technology & science education. He is one of the authors of the California Frameworks for Teaching Physics and Chemistry, and principal investigator or co-investigator for more than 100 grants. Dr. Herr directs the CSUN Masters Program in Science Education ,the Credential Program in Science Education, and the CSUN Math & Science Teacher Initiative.


Herr, N. (2008). The Sourcebook for Teaching Science – Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources. San Francisco. John Wiley. 584 pages.

Herr, N. & Cunningham, J. (1999).