Designed to accompany any secondary science curriculum grades 6-12, The Sourcebook for Teaching Science features ready-to-use demonstrations, experiments, illustrations, games, puzzles, analogies, lessons, activities, and strategies', as well as instructions on how to teach to a wide range of students. Develop your teaching strategies and enhance your lessons with ideas to teach engaging classes on physics, chemistry, biology, and earth and space science. Lessons focus on developing scientific literacy through vocabulary and writing skills; developing scientific reasoning through the scientific method and thinking critically; developing scientific understanding using graphic organizers, analogies, and games; developing scientific problem-solving skills; and developing scientific research skills. An entire section features resources for teaching science, planning instruction, equipping and running a lab, and scientific writing. 584 pages, softcover. Grades 6-12.
The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is a unique, comprehensive resource designed to give middle and high school science teachers a wealth of information that will enhance any science curriculum. Filled with innovative tools, dynamic activities, and practical lesson plans that are grounded in theory, research, and national standards, the book offers both new and experienced science teachers powerful strategies and original ideas that will enhance the teaching of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.
Norman Herr, Ph.D., is a professor of science and computer education at California State University, Northridge. He earned his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has worked as a scientist, high school science teacher, college science instructor, science education consultant, and director of graduate programs in science education. Dr. Herr is co-author of Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications and Hands-On Chemistry Activities with Real-Life Applications from Jossey-Bass.