Purchase any of the following science education resources using the links for each reference.
Science Teaching Resource Books
The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards. Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers.
The Art of Teaching Science, Jack Hassard, Oxford Univesity Press, 2005. Order from Oxford. This new book focuses on the preparation of science teachers as professional artists. The text emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, integrating a wide variety of pedagogical learning tools. These tools involve inquiry, experimentation, reflection, writing, discussion, and interaction. The Art of Teaching Science is a science-teaching handbook designed for the professional development of middle and high school science teachers. The experiential tools in the book make it useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education environments, easily adapted to any classroom setting. Profound changes in our understanding of the goals of science teaching&emdash;-as evidenced by the emphasis on inquiry-based activities advocated by the National Science Education Standards&emdash;-underscore the need to equip a new cadre of educators with the proper tools to encourage innovation and science literacy in the classroom. Providing meaningful learning experiences and connections with the most recent research and understanding of science teaching, The Art of Teaching Science sets the standard for the future of science education.
Science as Inquiry, Jack Hassard. Goodyear Books, 2000. Order from Goodyear Books. $19.95. This book is a practical gude to implementing an inquiry approach to teaching into the science classroom. Packed with activities, projects and suggestions for making a science an inquiry. finish! Packed with practical ideas, creative resources, judging guidelines, a planning guide, timetables, and even suggestions for student projects, this resource is sure to keep you on track as you kick off a classroom or school fair. 112 pp. 8.25 X 11 paper This book brings together a variety of teaching strategies and problem-oriented projects that let students experience the inquiry process and excitement of science. An inspiring addition to any science program, Science as Inquiry provides fresh ideas and approaches, plus active learning opportunities, and web-assisted, project-based assessment strategies.
The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science, Joe Abruscato and Jack Hassard, Goodyear Publishing Company, 1991. Order fromGoodyear Books. $14.95 This great big oversized book of science activities is packed with fun! With more than 275 activities and explorations including easy-to-do experiments, arts and crafts projects, puzzles and word games, science biographies, and fullsized board games, this book is sure to appeal to children of all ages!
Environmental Science on the Net, Jack Hassard and Julie Weisberg, Goodyear Publishing Company, 1999. Order fromGoodyear Books, $6. Engage students in the excitement of a meaningful learning experience as they study actual environmental problems and collaborate with students like themselves in different parts of the world through The Global Thinking Project. This unique, interactive resource can be used as a complete webassisted teaching program or as standalone science inquiry activities.
Science Experiences: Cooperative Learning and the Teaching of Science, Jack Hassard. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990. Order from Amazon. $25 Starting with a chapter on the ecology of science teaching, this book contains eight complete science teaching units that use cooperative learning as the fundamental teaching strategy. The teaching units include topics such as The Web of Life, The "Wellthy" Syndrome, The Starship and the Canoe, Touch the Earth, If you were a boat, how would you float, The Third Wave, Powering the Earth, and Investigating the Natural World.
Handbooks and Audio Tape Materials
The following handbooks were prepared to accompany seminars presented as part of the Bureau of Education and Research's seminar programs and seminars designed for individual school districts around the U.S. Each handbook contains practical activities for creating a constructivist classroom approach for teachers grades 5 - 12. The handbooks have been used with thousands of teachers.
Cooperative Learning and the Teaching of Science, Jack Hassard, Northington-Hearn Publishers. 1996. Order from thePublisher. $55 This resource is a handbook designed to help teachers implement cooperative learning in the science classroom. You will find detailed activities designed to bring cooperative and collaborative learning into your classroom.
Increasing Your Students Science Achievement: Using the INTERNET, Active Learning, Project-Based and Performance Assessment Strategies, Jack Hassard. Northington-Hearn Publishers, 1999. Order from the Publisher. $55. This resource is a handbook designed to help teachers learn a variety of new and innovative strategies for increasing your students' motivation, meaningful engagement and achievement in every science lesson you teach. You'll expand your repertoire of science teaching strategies that incorporate project-based learning, active learning strategies, cooperative learning, as well as the use of the Internet to enhance science learning. A website augments the handbook.
Increasing Your Students Science Achievement Audio Program, Jack Hassard. Bureau of Education and Research, 1999. Order from the Publisher. $89 This is an audio tape (six tapes) of a live one-day seminar presented to teachers in California. Includes a copy of the handbook, Increasing Your Students Science Achievement.
Using the Internet as an Effective Science Teaching Tool, Jack Hassard. Northington-Hearn Publishers, 2000. Order from thePublisher. $44 This resource is a handbook that will give you practical strategies to implement the web into your classroom. Included are activities and projects that you can use with your classes. A website augments the handbook.
Accelerating Achievement for Every Student: Using Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry-Based Science and Other High Impact Strategies for Your Science Classroom. Jack Hassard. Northington-Hearn Publishers, 2002. Order from the Publisher. $65 This resource is a handbook designed for teachers to implement an inquiry-oriented approach to science teaching in classrooms, grades 5 - 12. Recent research on differentiated instruction is integrated into the approach. The handbook is full of activities and projects for the science classroom. A website augments the handbook.