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Science Learning for All, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

With the help of this best-of collection from The Science Teacher, NSTA’s journal for high school teachers, you’ll find fresh ideas on how to meet the science learning needs of all students, with explicit connections to the National Science Education Standards.

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Mandated Science: Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards, Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards

For a long time I would not eat strawberries. In 1977, a scandal broke about a testing laboratory having falsified the data that was used to register a large number of pesticides. The Canadian government, along with several others, began the process of re-evaluating both the procedures for testing and these specific chemicals. One chemical…

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Issues in Science Teaching

“Issues in Science Teaching covers a range of issues which will interest teachers at all phases in the education system. How should science education progress? What are the needs of the next generation of prospective scientists? How can we develop and support a scientifically literate society?” “The issues discussed include: the nature and purposes of…

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Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker’s Fiction

Best known today as the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also wrote several other works, including The Jewel of Seven Stars, Lady Athlyne, and The Lair of the White Worm. While he is largely thought of as a Gothic author, he also employs science and technology in his writings. This book examines Stoker’s familiarity with…

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Denationalizing Science, The Contexts of International Scientific Practice

Present trends indicate that in the years to come transnational science, whether basic or applied and involving persons, equipment or funding, will grow considerably. The main purpose of this volume is to try to understand the reasons for this denationalization of science, its historical contexts and its social forms. The Introduction to the volume sets…

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Differentiated Instruction for K-8 Math and Science, Activities, and Lesson Plans

This book offers practical recommendations to reach every student in a K-8 classroom. Research-based and written in a teacher-friendly style, it will help teachers with classroom organization and lesson planning in math and science. Included are math and science games, activities, ideas, and lesson plans based on the math and science standards. This book will…

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Elementary Food Science

In addition, there is a completely new section which includes safety and sanitation as well as laboratory exercises in sensory, microbiological, and chemical quality tests, and processing methods for a variety of the foods described in previous chapters. Designed to be used by students that may not have an extensive background in the sciences, this…

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Cognitive Science, An Introduction

Cognitive Science is a single-source undergraduate text that broadly surveys the theories and empirical results of cognitive science within a consistent computational perspective. In addition to covering the individual contributions of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and artificial intelligence to cognitive science, the book has been revised to introduce the connectionist approach as well as the classical…

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Frankenstein’s Science, Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780-1830

Frankenstein’s Science contextualizes this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates, providing new historical scholarship into areas of science and pseudo-science that generated fierce controversy in Mary Shelley’s time: anatomy

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The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

An account of the history of the social sciences since the late eighteenth century.