The Science Teacher's Book of Lists

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9780137933815: The Science Teacher's Book of Lists

This unique information source and time-saver for science teachers includes 290 lists related to life, chemical, physical, meteorological, earth and space science for developing and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students.

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This unique information source and time-saver for science teachers includes 290 lists related to life, chemical, physical, meteorological, earth and space science for developing and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students.

Included are lists of scientific terms, generalizations, theories, laws, formulas, symbols, abbreviations, conversion charts, and more-all printed in a full-page format, cross-reference throughout, and organized into twelve sections:

PLANTS: 33 basic and advanced lists from "What Plants Need to Grow and Reproduce" and "Plant Terminology," to "Examples of Endangered Plants" and "Carnivorous Plants"

ANIMALS: 40 lists ranging from "Introduction to the Five Kingdoms" to "animals with misleading Common Names," "Animals that migrate" and "Alternatives to Animal Dissection"

HEALTH & NUTRITION: 48 lists including "Developmental Stages in Human Beings," "A Translator's Guide to Food Labels," and "AIDS Vocabulary"

CHEMISTRY: 22 lists ranging from basic terms and elements to reproducible, step-by-step handouts for "Determining the Mole of a Compound" and "Balancing Equations" to compositions of Substances about the Household"

PHYSICS: 23 beginning to advanced lists including "Simple Machines," "Do's and Don'ts for Electrical Safety," "Subatomic Particle Terminology," and "Some Laws of Physics" and "Chaos Theory"

EARTH SCIENCE: 32 lists including "Some Interesting Facts about Rocks and Mineral," a basic and advanced lists for Moh's scale of mineral hardness, "Crystal Growing," "Size of an Earthquake" and "Classification, Pronunciation and Length of Selected Dinosaurs"

METEROLOGY: 16 lots such as "Types of Precipitation," "Clouds" and "Poetic Weather Predictions"

AVIATION & SPACE SCIENCE: 20 lists including selected events in the history of flight (balloon to space shuttle) and lists of celestial bodies such as "Many Moons" and "The Constellations"

MEASUREMENTS & NUMBERS: 23 lists that cover the metric system, various number systems and conversions that include "Useful Formulas," "How Much would You Weigh on Other Planets?" and "signs and Symbols Frequently Used in Science and Math"

SCIENTISTS & THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS: 11 lists of award winners, discoveries and inventions, including 'English Words of Science and Technology Derived from Peoples' Names" and "Noted Women Scientists"

SCIENCE & SCIENCE EDUCATION RESOURCES: 6 lists that include information about professional science organizations, environmental groups and sources for scientific equipment and supplies

POTPOURRI: a variety of 21 lists that defy classification, including "Some Fields of Science and Medicine," "Science Process Skills and Definitions," "Ideas for Science projects" and "Superstitions"

In short, The Science Teacher's Book of Lists gives you an unparalleled, all-in-one reference tool packed with information and ideas will save you hours of research and preparation time and help you enliven and enrich both the teaching and the learning of science.

About the Author:

Frances Bartlett Barhydt has an M.A. in teaching. Her more than thirty years of teaching includes experience at the elementary, junior high, and university levels. She is currently a part-time faculty member of Lyndon State College and is Director of the Vermont Energy Education Program. She is coauthor with Dr. Elizabeth A. Wier of a number of teacher resource manuals, including BUZ: A Hands-on Energy Education Program. She is author of Science Discovery Activities Kit, published by The Center for applied Research in Education since 1989. Among her many teaching honors are the Order of the First State awarded in 1984 by the Governor of Delaware for excellence in science education; recognition in 1984 and 1985 by the National Science Teachers Association for excellence in science education for the state of Delaware; and election in 1990 to "Who's Who in American Education." Mrs. Barhydt continues to serve as a science fair judge and works as an elementary science education consultant.

Paul Morgan has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and is a retired Senior Research Fellow of the Dupont Company, where he did research on new materials for synthetic fibers. He was associated with the origin and development of Nomexa and Kevlara aramid fibers and has forty U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents. He has written several articles on his research which have appeared in professional journals, including the Journal of Chemistry Education. He has received numerous awards fro his professional work, including DuPont's Lavoisier Medal in 1992 for Technical Achievement. He is a Life Fellow of the Franklin Institute, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and appears in "Who's Who in American" and "Who's Who in the World." He is the discoverer of the widely used desk-top experiment for making a nylon, the "Nylon Rope Trick."

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