Science Teaching

ENCYCLOPEDIA
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     Dendroff-Chan, P. & Surwayan, A. V. (2006).   Preston new primary science encyclopedia. Singapore : Preston.

        Q 161.2 D46 2006

Summary:       “The New Primary Science Encyclopedia provides extensive information on Primary School Science topics based on the latest syllabus of Primary 3, 4, 5 and 6. However, nowadays students are intrigued to discover more about what they have studies. Therefore, this encyclopedia contains not only the syllabus-based topics but also other related science topics. This will provide the link between knowledge learnt in school and students’ inborn desire for further relevant knowledge. This wealth of information together with numerous illustrations make the book a useful reference book in school as well as in homes.” - Introduction

HANDBOOKS
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      Abell, S. K. & Lederman, N. G. (Eds.). (2007).   Handbook of research on science education.   Mahwah, NJ : L. Erlbaum Associates.

        Q 181 H235 2007

Summary:     “This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built. The contributors, all leading experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity that exists in the science education research community. As a whole, the Handbook of Research on Science Education demonstrates that science education is alive and well and illustrates its vitality. It is an essential resource for the entire science education community, including veteran and emerging researchers, university faculty, graduate students, practitioners in the schools, and science education professionals outside of universities. The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) endorses the Handbook of Research on Science Education as an important and valuable synthesis of the current knowledge in the field of science education by leading individuals in the field”.

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      Kelly, A. E., Lesh, R. A. & Baek, J. Y. (Eds.).   (2008). Handbook of design research methods in education:   Innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning and teaching. New York : Routledge.  

        QA 279 H36 2008

Summary:     “Presents the various thinking and examples of design research in education. This book contains chapters that represent an array of interpretations and examples of how design researchers conceptualize this emergent methodology across areas as diverse as educational leadership, diffusion of innovations, complexity theory, and curriculum research”.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS
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      Colburn, A. (2003). The lingo of learning: 88 education terms every science teacher should know.   Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association.

        Q 181 C526 2003

Summary:     “What does 'constructivism' mean? What is the difference between 'reliability' and 'validity'? You’ll be surprised at the ease of finding definitive answers to terminology questions like these with The Lingo of Learning. Ideal for the time-pressed science teacher who is ready to learn once and for all what key terms really mean.  Each of the 88 entries from 'anticipatory set' to 'zone of proximal growth' is a concise discussion (300 to 500 words) of education terms and ideas, most within the context of science teaching. The book s chapters cover teaching techniques, learning theories, research concepts, and even the nature of science. Although this is a useful reference for a quick definition, you’ll be drawn into reading entire chapters and come away with a deeper understanding. The author's special gift: a friendly writing style, a balanced approach, and a willingness to tackle common misconceptions”.

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      Darling, D. (2004).     The universal book of mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's paradoxes. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley.

        QA 5 D37 2004

Summary:       Praise for David Darling The Universal Book of Astronomy ""A first-rate resource for readers and students of popular astronomy and general science. . . . Highly recommended."" -Library Journal ""A comprehensive survey and . . . a rare treat."" -Focus The Complete Book of Spaceflight ""Darling's content and presentation will have any reader moving from entry to entry."" -The Observatory magazine Life Everywhere ""This remarkable book exemplifies the best of today's popular science writing: it is lucid, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable."" -Science Books & Films ""An enthralling introduction to the new science of astrobiology."" -Lynn Margulis Equations of Eternity ""One of the clearest and most eloquent expositions of the quantum conundrum and its philosophical and metaphysical implications that I have read recently."" -The New York Times Deep Time ""A wonderful book. The perfect overview of the universe."" -Larry Niven

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      Finger, S. (2000). Minds behind the brain:   A history of the pioneers and their discoveries. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

        QP 353 F56 2000

Summary:       “This book presents the highlights of the history of brain research to a lay audience. The author, a well known neuropsychologist, begins with an unnamed physician in ancient Egypt and moves through Greece, Rome, European Renaissance and eventually into the Twentieth century. Overall this very readable collection of scientific biographies will appeal to anyone who ever wondered how people in other cultures and times thought about the mysterious organ of mind and how great discoveries are made and received”.

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     Howard, P. J. (2000). The owner's manual for the brain: Everyday applications from mind-brain research. (2nd ed.).   Atlanta GA : Bard Press.

        QP 376 H68 2000

Summary:     “Explores the cutting edge world of brain research discussing how the latest findings on brain functioning can be practically applied to everyday life”.

 

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      National scientists of the Philippines (1978-1998). (2000).   Manila : Department of Science and Technology.

        Q 141 N38 2000

Summary:     “ A fitting tribute to the National Scientists of the Philippines, each of whom is given credit for setting the direction of scientific inquiry in their areas of endeavor and laying the groundwork for further enrichment in their particular fields. This book highlights the National Scientists' accomplishments, their values, visions, and insights for the future. Includes photographs and lists of positions held, recognitions, and publications of each National Scientist”.

 

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      One hundred reasons to be a scientist. (2005).   (2nd ed.). New Delhi : Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

        Q 141 O54 2005

Summary:     “In this collection of about 100 highly readable essays, some of the most eminent physicists and mathematicians with some connection to ICTP tell us about what attracted them to science as youngsters and kept it alive, and what main piece of knowledge they have added to the extraordinary lore of science. High school students and young college students, for whom the collection is primarily meant, will benefit from spending some time with the book. Even the most seasoned researcher will find it interesting”. –from the preface

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