First State Robotics, Inc., the non-profit educational group created from MOE 365, has authored a chapter (Chapter 42: Educational Robotics) of a new, two-volume educational handbook called “Teaching and Learning Science.” For you educators out there, it has some great chapters in it from experts in a variety of educational areas.
The book is available thorgh Greenwood Publishers or on Amazon.com.
The book was edited by KENNETH TOBIN, Presidential Professor, Urban Education Program, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has been recognized by the National Science Foundation as a “Distinguished Scholar” and by the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science as “Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year.”
Teaching and Learning Science is a two-volume set that consists of 66 chapters written by more than 90 leading educators and scientists. The volumes are informed by cutting-edge theory and research and address numerous issues that are central to K-12 education. This resource will be particularly valuable for parents and teachers as schools around the country prepare students to meet the challenges presented when science is added to the No Child Left Behind Act in 2007. These insightful contributions touch on many of the most controversial topics facing science educators and students today, including evolution, testing, homeschooling, ecology, and the achievement gaps faced by girls, children of color, and ESL learners. Accessible and full of insight, the set is written for teachers, parents, and students, and offers a wealth of resources germane to K-12 settings.
The volumes are arranged according to themes that are central to science education: language and scientific literacy, home and school relationships, equity, new roles for teachers and students, connecting science to other areas of the curriculum, resources for teachers and learners, and science in the news. The authors address controversial topics such as evolution, and present alternative ways to think about teaching, learning, the outcomes of science education, and issues associated with high stakes testing. In addition, relationships between science and literacy are explored in terms of art and science, making sense of visuals in textbooks, reading, writing, children’s literature, and uses of comics to represent science. Chapters also address how to teach contemporary science, including the origin of the chemical elements, the big bang, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.
Table of Contents:
Section 1: Key Issues in Science Education
Section 2: Language and Scientific Literacy
Section 3: Home and School Relationships
Section 4: Equity
Section 5: New Roles For Teachers and Students
Section 6: Making Connections with Science
Section 7: Resources for Teaching and Learning Science
Section 8: Science in the News