Books · DK · Play · Science · Teaching

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

English | 21 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 184403934X | 176 Pages

Using LEGO blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other ‘building blocks’.

Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.

Soon you’ll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO and this book!

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Books · Experiential · Science · Teaching

Saving Science Class

Title: Saving Science Class

Author: Chris McGowan

English | February 14th, 2017 | ISBN: 1633882179 | 302 pages

Saving Science Class: Why We Need Hands-on Science to Engage Kids, Inspire Curiosity, and Improve Education

Much of what our students are learning about science in school bears little resemblance to real science. That is the main theme of this critique of science education by a veteran scientist and former school teacher. The author charges that today’s teaching mandate has been taken over by educational specialists, people with little or no understanding of science.
They clutter curricula with extraneous material, like engineering and technology, and focus so much attention theorizing over hypotheses and models and categorizing everything, that no time remains for doing science. There is little to entice youngsters to the science classroom today.

McGowan emphasizes that the problem is not the teachers but the materials they are obliged to teach. He is especially critical of the widely influential “Next Generation Science Standards” (NGSS). This is based upon “A Framework for K-12 Science Education,” which has been inordinately influenced by educational specialists. This is evident from the esoteric language, the almost exclusive citation of educational publications, and by glaring errors in science.

The author urges a rethinking of science education to bring the focus back to conducting real hands-on science in the classroom. This approach was pioneered by the Nuffield Science Teaching Project in the UK, where working scientists acted as resource personnel for teachers designing curricula.

Books · Science · Teaching

Teaching the Female Brain

Title: Teaching the Female Brain: How Girls Learn Math and ScienceTeaching the Female Brain: How Girls Learn Math and Science

Authors: Abigail Norfleet James, “”
English | ISBN: 1412967104, 1412967090 | 2009 | 208 pages

Abigail James has made an extensive study of cognitive gender differences and examined how that knowledge can best be applied to practices in teaching boys and girls. In this work, she examines how girls’ unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional systems affect their performance in the classroom, and provides specific suggestions for how teachers can use that information to benefit girls either in single-sex or co-ed settings.

In particular, the book focuses on math and science instruction, since women are under-represented in these courses at the university level and in related fields, despite current incentives for female students to select math, science, or engineering majors. A large part of the problem, it seems, is that math and science classes are simply not taught in ways that complement the female brain. James shows teachers how to incorporate research-based findings and adapt classroom experiences to assist girls’ learning, within the best standards of classroom instruction.

Who Will Do the Science of the Future?: A Symposium on Careers of Women in Science
Title: Who Will Do the Science of the Future?: A Symposium on Careers of Women in Science
English | 2000-12-12 | ISBN: 0309071852 | 104 pages


Who Will Do the Science of the Future? is the summary of a symposium on careers of women in science. The symposium incorporated three panels of presenters: one focusing on the next generation, Science for All Students; a second that looks in depth at the issues reflected in one particular field of science, computer science, reflecting an in-depth view of academic and industrial computer scientists; and a third that focuses on strategies and policies to recruit, retain, and promote career advancement for women scientists. Lastly, there was a plenary address on how to ensure women continue to advance into positions of leadership in science.

Books · Science · Teaching

Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today

Title: Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today: Guidelines for Engaging Both Eager and Reluctant Learners

Authors: Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm
2014 | 2nd Edition | ISBN-10: 1475809034, 1475809042 | 176 pages

Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today: Guidelines for Engaging Both Eager and Reluctant Learners


Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today: Guidelines for Engaging Both Eager and Reluctant Learners offers unique, engaging, and thought-provoking ideas. The activities open imaginative doors to learning and provide opportunities for all learners. It surveys today’s most important trends and dilemmas while explaining how collaboration and critical thinking can be translated into fresh classroom practices. Questions, engagement, and curiosity are viewed as natural partners for mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry, and learning about technology. Like the Common Core State Standards, the book builds on the social nature of learning to provide suggestions for both eager and reluctant learners. The overall goal of the book is to deepen the collective conversation, challenge thinking, and provide some up-to-date tools for teachers so they can help reverse the steady erosion of math, science, and technology understanding in the general population.

Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Science as a Team Sport, Science Edition
Title: Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Science as a Team Sport, Science Edition

Authors: Mickey Kolis and Todd Lenz
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1475808879, 1475808887 | 196 pages


What is a game? You might think of cards and dice, computers, or sports. You might even think of music or theater as games. But what about Science? Games have rules, players, and objectives, but, maybe most importantly, games are fun. People play games because they think they are “fun,” and sometimes they even learn some important lessons. Classrooms are intended to teach important lessons, and sometimes people think they are fun (not nearly often enough).

Brainball (Science Edition) is designed to combine the best of both worlds! Science Inquiry is the game and learning the intended outcome! Veteran science teachers Kolis and Lenz provide small step-by-step 5E’s lessons and an inquiry-based sequence to guide you through that first learning experience so that you too can play the game of Brainball (Science Edition)!

Books · Educational Philosophy · Science

Mind, Brain, and Education Science

Title: Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0393706079 | 464 pages

Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching
Establishing the parameters and goals of the new field of mind, brain, and education science.
A groundbreaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in œbrain-based teaching has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the clamor for help in identifying what information could and should apply in classrooms with confidence, and what information is simply commercial hype. Combining an exhaustive review of the literature, as well as interviews with over twenty thought leaders in the field from six different countries, this book describes the birth and future of this new and groundbreaking discipline. Mind, Brain, and Education Science looks at the foundations, standards, and history of the field, outlining the ways that new information should be judged. Well-established information is elegantly separated from œneuromyths to help teachers split the wheat from the chaff in classroom planning, instruction and teaching methodology.

Science · STEM · Teaching

Good Practice in Science Teaching

Title: Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say 

Author: Jonathan Osborne
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0335238580 | 256 pages

Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say (repost)
The book has wide appeal in that the issues investigated – for example, the nature of science, practical work, the role of language, of technology and formative and summative assessment – are relevant and pertinent to science teachers’ work in all school systems’ – Professor David F Treagust, Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

This new edition of “Good Practice in Science Teaching” offers a comprehensive overview of the major areas of research and scholarship in science education. Each chapter summarizes the research work and evidence in the field, and discusses its significance, reliability and implications for the practice of science teaching.

Thoroughly revised throughout, the new edition includes: three new chapters covering – the learning of science in informal contexts, teacher professional development, and technology-mediated learning; updates to every chapter, reflecting the changes and developments in science education; and, further reading sections at the end of each chapter. Each chapter has been written by science education researchers with national or international reputations. Each topic is approached in a straight-forward manner and is written in a concise and readable style. This invaluable guide is ideal for science teachers of children of all ages, and others who work in teaching and related fields. It is an essential text for teachers in training and those studying for higher degrees. Contributors of this title include: Philip Adey, Paul Black, Maria Evagorou, John Gilbert, Melissa Glackin, Christine Harrison, Jill Hohenstein, Heather King, Alex Manning, Robin Millar, Natasha Serret, Shirley Simon, Julian Swain, Mary Webb.

Inspiring Science In The Early Years: Exploring Good Practice

Title: Inspiring Science In The Early Years: Exploring Good Practice

Author: Lois Kelly
English | ISBN: 0335264522 | 2015 | 168 pages


This book explores the science inherent in good early years practice and provides a rich range of ideas to inspire you to ‘have a go’ in your setting.

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors by Patricia D. Morrell

 

Title: A Few of Our Favorite Things: Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors

Author: Patricia D. Morrell
English | 5 Sept. 2014 | ISBN: 9462097771, 946209778X | 144 Pages


We are all familiar with the expression “teachers’ bag of tricks.” It is fairly easy for K-12 teachers to do a quick web search, scan library shelves, and browse through journals to provide them with numerous lessons and ideas to keep their bags filled.

Assessment · Books · Educational Philosophy · Science · STEM

Advancing Women in Science

Title: Advancing Women in Science

Author: Willie Pearson
Springer | Business & Management | April 24 2015 | ISBN-10: 3319086286 | 344 pages |
Advancing Women in Science

Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science ― even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing.

This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics, and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks, and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities.

Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts, and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education, and policy

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research
Title: Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research
Authors: Britta Thege, Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Roswitha Pioch and Sabah Badri-Höher
English | 2014 | ISBN: 3658040602 | ISBN-13: 9783658040604 | 320 pages


Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers.

Science · Software

New Periodic Tables

Title: Periodic Table 2017 Pro v0.1.7 

Periodic Table 2017 Pro v0.1.6

Requirements: Android 4.0+

The chemistry falls into to number of the most important sciences and is one of the main school objects. Its studying begins with the Periodic Table – Mendeleyev’s Tables. Interactive approach to a training material is more effective than classical. As in it technologies which became the family for the modern pupils are used. Mendeleyev’s table is an application for Android OS which at start displays the interface of all periodic table. The table has the long-period form approved by the International union of theoretical and applied chemistry (IUPAC) as the basic.

– When pressing any element information which constantly is replenished is provided.
– To the majority of elements there is an image.
– For more detailed information direct references on Wikipedia for each element are had.
– To find any element it is possible to use searching. The search engine is not choosy to the register or style of writing of inquiry.

It is possible to sort elements by ten categories:
– Shchelochnozemelny metals
– Other nonmetals
– Alkali metals
– Halogens
– The transitional metals
– Noble gases
– The post-transitional metals
– Lanthanoids
– Semimetals
– Actinoids

Elements of the chosen category will be specified in search results and illuminated in the table on the main screen of the application.

What’s new:
0.1.7(FIX)
– Fixed a bug with the application departure after selecting the Arab language
– Changed the font in the menu
– Changed the style – menu “Search”
– Improved language switching
– Improved search engine
– Changed color of part Families
– Fixed issue with changing to Landscape mode
– Minor changes in the construction of the table
– Isotopes are displayed when reading
– Changed style categories
many other minor changes

Homepage: https://play.google.com/…t.mendeleev.pro

Virtual Periodic Table v6.2 (Unlocked)

Title: Virtual Periodic Table v6.3
Requirements: Android 4.1+

Virtual Periodic Table is an interactive Periodic Table of Elements that shows detailed information about elements in the top-most impeccable design.

It is designed to be accurate but also user-friendly to give users the feeling of quality, but also simplicity.

Features:
– Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
– Detailed data about each element
– HD images of each known element
– No ads
– Changeable themes for the table
– Changeable fonts for the table
– Useful chemistry utilities
– Sleek and smooth design
– Material Design animations on Lollipop and higher

What’s new:
– Updated element information

Homepage: https://play.google.com/…riodictableinhd

Books · Math · Science · STEM · Teaching

Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data

Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Global Edition

Title: Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Global Edition

Authors: Agresti, Franklin, Kingenburg
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1292164778, 1292164875 | 816 Pages


Statistics:  Fourth Edition, takes a conceptual approach, helping students understand what statistics is about and learning the right questions to ask when analyzing data, rather than just memorizing procedures. This book takes the ideas that have turned statistics into a central science in modern life and makes them accessible, without compromising the necessary rigor. Students will enjoy reading this book, and will stay engaged with its wide variety of real-world data in the examples and exercises.

The authors believe that it’s important for students to learn and analyze both quantitative and categorical data. As a result, the text pays greater attention to the analysis of proportions than many other introductory statistics texts. Concepts are introduced first with categorical data, and then with quantitative data.

MyStatLab™ not included. Students, if MyStatLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyStatLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MyStatLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Hardware · Science · Uncategorized

3D Printed Science Projects

3D Printed Science Projects: Ideas for your classroom, science fair or home (Technology in Action) (Repost)

Title: 3D Printed Science Projects: Ideas for your classroom, science fair or home (Technology in Action)

Author: Joan Horvath
2016 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 1484213246 | PDF | 4 MB

This book describes how to create 3D printable models that can help students from kindergarten through grad school learn math, physics, botany, chemistry, engineering and more. Each of the eight topics is designed to be customized by the reader to create a wide range of projects suitable for science fairs, extra credit, or classroom demonstrations. Science fair project suggestions and extensive “where to learn more” resources are included, too. You will add another dimension to your textbook understanding of science. In this book, you will learn: To create (and present the science behind) 3D printed models. To use a 3D printer to create those models as simply as possible. New science insights from designing 3D models. Who this book is for: This book shows parents and teachers how to use the models inside as starting points for 3D printable explorations. Students can start with these models and vary them for their own explorations. Unlike other sets of models that can just be scaled, these models have the science built-in to allow for more insight into the fundamental concepts.