Read and Understand Science

Read and Understand Science
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Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1557998574
Release: 2002-03
Editor: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 27 stories in Read and Understand Science address objectives drawn from the National Science Education Standards. There are stories in the areas of life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and technology.

Read and Understand Science

Read and Understand Science
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Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1557998566
Release: 2002
Editor: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 27 stories in Read and Understand Science address objectives drawn from the National Science Education Standards. There are stories in the areas of life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and technology.

Read and Understand Science

Read and Understand Science
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Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1557998558
Release: 2002
Editor: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Read and Understand, Science, Grades 2-3presents stories that range from low-second grade to high-third grade in readability. Topics presented include: Life Science--flowering plant life cycle, seed dispersal, parts of a tree, metamorphosis, honeybees, invertebrates, the platypus, digestion Physical Science--magnets, sound vibrations (hearing), hot air rises, friction, simple machines, heat transference Earth & Space Science--why stars seem to twinkle, rainbows, movements of Earth, thunder and lightning, the moon, soil, fossils Science & Technology--using tools to measure, invention of Velcro®, microscopes, telescopes, recycling, manufactured products (plastics) This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.

Understand Science

Understand Science
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Author: Jon Evans
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1444114816
Release: 2011
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Covers all of the essential facts on all key areas from evolution and cell biology to star formation and plate tectonics. The essential introductory guide for a journey of discovery through physics, chemistry, biology, and more.

How Students mis Understand Science and Mathematics

How Students  mis   Understand Science and Mathematics
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Author: Ruth Stavy,Dina Tirosh
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0807770418
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Teachers College Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this long-awaited book, Timothy J. Lensmire examines the problems and promise of progressive literacy education. He does this by developing a series of striking metaphors in which, for example, he imagines the writing workshop as a carnival or popular festival and the teacher as a novelist who writes her student-characters into more and less desirable classroom stories. Grounded in Lensmire's own and others' work in schools, Powerful Writing, Responsible Teaching makes powerful use of Bakhtin's theories of language and writing and Dewey's vision of schooling and democracy. Lensmire's book is, at once, a defense, a criticism, and a reconstruction of progressive and critical literacy approaches.

Proust and the Squid

Proust and the Squid
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Author: Maryanne Wolf
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062010636
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.

Read and Understand Science

Read and Understand Science
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Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 155799854X
Release: 2002-03
Editor: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 27 stories in Read and Understand Science address objectives drawn from the National Science Education Standards. There are stories in the areas of life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and technology.

Science of Roller Coasters Understanding Energy

Science of Roller Coasters  Understanding Energy
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Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781680771220
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: ABDO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this engaging title, young readers learn about different forms of energy! Different forms of energy such a potential and kinetic are explained, as are gravity, acceleration, velocity, g-forces, and centripetal force. These properties are illustrated by the design and operation of roller coasters. Colorful infographics make joules and shifting energy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as LaMarcus Thompson are featured. A fun experiment with potential and kinetic energy brings the science of energy to life! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Science of Yoga

Science of Yoga
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Author: Ann Swanson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780744050639
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive ebook is an invaluable resource to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga for your body and mind.

The Two Cultures

The Two Cultures
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Author: C. P. Snow
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0521457300
Release: 1993-07-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Analyzes the problems and consequences of the lack of communication between scientists and non-scientists in the modern world

Out There

Out There
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Author: Michael Wall
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781538729380
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the vein of Randall Munroe's What If? meets Brian Green's Elegant Universe, a senior writer from Space.com leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what's really "out there." We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely the beginning, touching off a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Wall, is only drawing closer). What would the first aliens we meet look like? Would they be little green men or mere microbes? Would they be found on a planet in our own solar system or orbiting a star far, far away? Would they intend to harm us, and if so, how might they do it? And might they already have visited? OUT THERE is arranged in a simple question-and-answer format. The answers are delivered in Dr. Wall's informal but informative style, which mixes in a healthy dose of humor and pop culture to make big ideas easier to swallow. Dr. Wall covers questions far beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for we mere humans in outer space, such as the idea of lunar colonies, and even economic implications. Dr. Wall also shares the insights of some of the leading lights in space exploration today, and shows how the next space age might be brighter than ever.

Assessing Science Understanding

Assessing Science Understanding
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Author: Joel J. Mintzes,James H. Wandersee,Joseph D. Novak
Pages: 407
ISBN: 0080575331
Release: 2005-08-22
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Recent government publications like "Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy" and "Science for all Americans" have given teachers a mandate for improving science education in America. What we know about how learners construct meaning--particularly in the natural sciences--has undergone a virtual revolution in the past 25 years. Teachers, as well as researchers, are now grappling with how to better teach science, as well as how to assess whether students are learning. Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding, and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual and observational testing, portfolios, explanatory models, and national examinations.

True Love

True Love
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Author: Fred Nour
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0998404314
Release: 2017-02-13
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The science behind love. A neurologist explains the real science of chemical changes in the brain during various phases of love. True Love is the last phase of love.

Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Death by Black Hole  And Other Cosmic Quandaries
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Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0393113787
Release: 2007-11-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards
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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780309064767
Release: 2000-05-03
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.

R for Data Science

R for Data Science
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Author: Hadley Wickham,Garrett Grolemund
Pages: 492
ISBN: 9781491910368
Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience"--

The Science of Spice

The Science of Spice
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Author: Stuart Farrimond
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780241379202
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adventurous cooks, curious foodies, and fans of spicy recipes. Break new ground with this spice book like no other. Explore the world's best spices, discover why certain spice mixes work, and how to use spices creatively. Be inspired to make your own new spice blends, and take your cooking to new heights. The Science of Spice will help you understand the practical science behind the art of cooking with spices. If you've ever wondered what to do with that unloved jar of sumac, why some spices taste stronger than others, or how to make your own personal garam masala, this inspirational guide has all the answers. Spice sets out the science behind the flavours and helps you choose, with greater confidence and intuition, how to use spices that perfectly complement each other. Spice profiles - organised by their dominant flavour compound - showcase the world's top spices, with recipe ideas, information on how to buy, use, and store, and more in-depth science to help you release the flavours and make your own spice connections, as well as a selection of recipes using innovative spice blends designed to brighten your palate and inspire your own culinary adventures. The Science of Spice is an indispensable kitchen companion that home cooks will turn to time and time again to learn and innovate.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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Author: Thomas S. Kuhn,Michel Foucault
Pages: 168
ISBN: 7500426526
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

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Make It Stick

Make It Stick
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Author: Peter C. Brown,Henry L. Roediger (III),Mark A. McDaniel
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9780674729018
Release: 2014-04-14
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
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Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101218914
Release: 2006-08-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.