Author : Minna Lacey
Publisher : Look Inside Board Books
Total Pages : 13
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 1409551288
ISBN 13 : 9781409551287
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Book Description:

A re-sized edition of the original flap book that introduces the fascinating world of science in a simple and engaging way for younger readers. Ages: 3+ .Full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps .Including basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces .Each double-page includes simple practical experiments for children to try themselves Ages: 3+

Inside Science Education Reform

Inside Science Education Reform
Author : J. Myron Atkin
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Total Pages : 195
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780807743188
ISBN 13 : 0807743186
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Science Education Reform Book Description:

Two international leaders offer important insights into the ways in which the discipline of science education has developed and how school curriculum has been shaped by both scientific discovery and social change. J Myron Atkin (U.S.) and Paul Black (U.K.) share their vast and varied experiences in this historical account that chronicles the many developments in the field from the end of World War II to the present. The chapters in this volume cover: the aims and politics of science education, curriculum development, subject matter boundaries, pedagogy and learning, assessment and evaluation, educational research and practice, and the teaching profession. Each theme is introduced in its historical and philosophical context, with current issues emphasized. The authors then analyze these themes by drawing on relevant episodes from their transatlantic careers. These episodes act as a springboard for developing insights into each theme, including comparisons between educational practices in the United States and the United Kingdom. Featuring compelling examples and a cohesive presentation, this groundbreaking volume is essential reading for anyone making decisions about the future of science education.

Inside Science

Inside Science
Author : Robert E. Kohler
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2019-02-27
ISBN 10 : 9780226618036
ISBN 13 : 022661803X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Science Book Description:

Context and situation always matter in both human and animal lives. Unique insights can be gleaned from conducting scientific studies from within human communities and animal habitats. Inside Science is a novel treatment of this distinctive mode of fieldwork. Robert E. Kohler illuminates these resident practices through close analyses of classic studies: of Trobriand Islanders, Chicago hobos, corner boys in Boston’s North End, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Reserve, and more. Intensive firsthand observation; a preference for generalizing from observed particulars, rather than from universal principles; and an ultimate framing of their results in narrative form characterize these inside stories from the field. Resident observing takes place across a range of sciences, from anthropology and sociology to primatology, wildlife ecology, and beyond. What makes it special, Kohler argues, is the direct access it affords scientists to the contexts in which their subjects live and act. These scientists understand their subjects not by keeping their distance but by living among them and engaging with them in ways large and small. This approach also demonstrates how science and everyday life—often assumed to be different and separate ways of knowing—are in fact overlapping aspects of the human experience. This story-driven exploration is perfect for historians, sociologists, and philosophers who want to know how scientists go about making robust knowledge of nature and society.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
Author : Susanna Hornig Priest
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Total Pages : 1144
Release : 2010-07-14
ISBN 10 : 9781452265780
ISBN 13 : 145226578X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication Book Description:

For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit In the academic world, the term "science communication" refers both to a set of professions (such as science journalism and public information work) and to an interdisciplinary scholarly research specialization. Much of this research is aimed at improving our understanding of the best ways to communicate complex information, especially to people who are not scientists. Science communication specialists are concerned with giving people useful information about health, environment, and technology – as well as science itself. In order to do this, we also need to improve our understanding of how people think, form opinions, and process information. Additionally, professional practitioners in science communication are engaged in strategic and ethical decisions every day, such as: How should reporters cover the issue of climate change? Should the views of scientists who do not believe that climate change has been caused by human activity be included alongside the views of those who do, in order to give a "balanced" story, or does this mislead the public into thinking that both of these positions are equally accepted within the scientific community? The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication provides information on the entire range of interrelated issues in this interdisciplinary field in one place, along with clear suggestions on where to begin the search for more. Geared towards undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, communication, mass communication, and media studies, as well as towards working journalists, public information officers, and public relations specialists, this encyclopedia introduces this vast, fascinating field while challenging the reader to question assumptions inherent in communication across disciplinary boundaries. Key Themes Associations and Organizations Audiences, Opinions, and Effects Challenges, Issues, and Controversies Changing Awareness, Opinion, And Behavior Critical Influences and Events Global and International Aspects Government Agencies (US) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Important Figures Journal Publications Key Cases and Current Trends Law, Policy, Ethics, and Beliefs Major Infrastructural Initiatives Practices, Strategies, and Tools Professional Roles and Careers Public Engagement Approaches Theory and Research Venues and Channels

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index  1992 1995
Author : Halbert W. Hall
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages : 503
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 9781563085277
ISBN 13 : 1563085275
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995 Book Description:

This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

Failing at Fairness

Failing at Fairness
Author : Myra Sadker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN 10 : 1439125236
ISBN 13 : 9781439125236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failing at Fairness Book Description:

Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are Boys receive more of their teachers' attention Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT Hard-hitting and eye-opening, Failing at Fairness should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.

Envisioning the Future

Envisioning the Future
Author : Marge Piercy
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages : 205
Release : 2003-09-03
ISBN 10 : 0819566527
ISBN 13 : 9780819566522
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning the Future Book Description:

13 writers speculate on the future of SF. Contributors include James Gunn, Harlan Ellison, Marge Piercy, Kim Stanley Robinson and Walter Mosley.

Easy Make and Learn Projects The Human Body

Easy Make and Learn Projects   The Human Body
Author : Donald M. Silver
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2000-02
ISBN 10 : 0439040876
ISBN 13 : 9780439040877
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy Make and Learn Projects The Human Body Book Description:

Contains easy instructions for making twenty models, manipulatives, and mini-books that will teach students in grades two through four about the human body.

Systems Science and Modeling for Ecological Economics

Systems Science and Modeling for Ecological Economics
Author : Alexey A. Voinov
Publisher : Academic Press
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2010-07-27
ISBN 10 : 0080886175
ISBN 13 : 9780080886176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Science and Modeling for Ecological Economics Book Description:

Modeling is a key component to sciences from mathematics to life science, including environmental and ecological studies. By looking at the underlying concepts of the software, we can make sure that we build mathematically feasible models and that we get the most out of the data and information that we have. Systems Science and Modeling for Ecological Economics shows how models can be analyzed using simple math and software to generate meaningful qualitative descriptions of system dynamics. This book shows that even without a full analytical, mathematically rigorous analysis of the equations, there may be ways to derive some qualitative understanding of the general behavior of a system. By relating some of the modeling approaches and systems theory to real-world examples the book illustrates how these approaches can help understand concepts such as sustainability, peak oil, adaptive management, optimal harvest and other practical applications. Relates modeling approaches and systems theory to real-world examples Teaches students to build mathematically feasible models and get the most out of the data and information available Wide range of applications in hydrology, population dynamics, market cycles, sustainability theory, management, and more