TEACHER REFERENCE

 

GRADE

LEVEL                TITLE                                                                          AUTHOR                   BOOK #

 

 

TR                    Air Quality: Environmental Resource Guide                                                                S-156

                                   

                        Sixteen air quality classroom lessons range from simple pencil and paper exercises

                                to more challenging projects. They provide dynamic opportunities for students

                                to learn about air quality issues.

TR                    Assessing Learning in the Classroom                          NEA                                          S-175

           

                        To help members and other educators keep abreast of the ever-changing field of

                                student assessment, the National Education Association (NEA) commissioned

                                leading assessment experts to write about student assessment from their perspectives.

                                Experts Jay McTighe and Steve Ferrara, the authors of this book on classroom based

                                assessment of learning, believe that “the primary purpose of classroom assessment

                                 is to inform teaching and improve learning, not to sort and select students or to justify

                                a grade.

 

TR        Calculus                                                                       Howard Anton                          M-46                

Textbook and Student Resource Manual                                                                     M-47    

 

                        In keeping with the current trends in calculus, the goal for this edition is

                                to focus more on conceptual understanding and applicability of the subject matter.

                       

TR                    Classroom Creature Culture (Algae to Anoles)            NSTA                                       E-31

                                   

                        Living organisms are important classroom resources and require appropriate, responsible care.

This anthology of articles from NSTA’s award-winning journal

                                Science & Children provides the basics about collecting, investigating, and caring

                                for plants and animals in classroom settings. From daddy longlegs to box turtles,

                                from duckweed to butterflies, emphasis is placed on responsible observation,

                                respect for living beings, and the individual needs of nature’s many creatures.

                               

TR                    Concepts and Inquiries in                                            Joseph M. Peters                     S-91

Elementary School Science                                        Peter C. Gega

 

This book combines subject matter and inquiry on how to teach science to

elementary through middle school students.

 

TR                    Discovering Great Lakes Dunes                                   Elizabeth Brockwell-Tillman

                                                                                                            Earl Wolf                                  S-64

 

                        In the Great Lakes region, sand dunes are one of our most striking landforms,

                                and some of the finest examples are found in state parks and national lakeshores.

                                We hope our interpretation of dunes in this book inspires you to learn more about

                                their infinite values.

 

TR                    Earth Comm                                                                 National Science                     E-5

                        Land Use Planning in Your Community                       Foundation

TR                     Educating All Our Children: A Resource & Planning Guide                                          S-178

 

                                This process has been designed to assist educators and community members as

                                they grapple with huge systemic and individual changes in education. It can be

                                used in any change or assessment effort to develop new skills and to assist in deepening

                                commitment to diversity and equity for all students, in all programs and activities.

 

 

TR                    Environmental Periodicals                                                                                          E-6

-          Understanding Ecosystem Management

-          The High Plains: Land of Extremes

-          Rivers Run Through It (Columbia River Basin)

-          Alaska’s Cold Desert

-          High, Wide & Windswept (Colorado Plateau)

-          Some Like It Hot (Sonoran Desert)

 

TR                    First Field Guide of Rocks and Minerals                      National Audubon                    S-187

                                                                                                            Society

                        This book will help you see rocks and mineral they way a geologist

                                does. It is divided into four parts.  Part 1: The world of rocks and minerals.

                                Part 2: How to look at rocks and minerals. Part 3: The field guide. Part 4:

                                The reference section.

 

TR                          First Field Guide of the Night Sky                                National Audubon                    S-188

                                                                                                            Society

                                This book will help you see the night sky the way an astronomer does.

                                It is divided into four parts. Part 1: What is Astronomy? Part 2: How to look

                                at the sky. Part 3: The field guide. Part 4: The reference section.

 

TR                    Geology of the Lake Superior Region                         Gene L. LaBerge                      S-96

 

This book is a chronological order of the major events in the geological history

or the Lake Superior region.

 

TR                    Great Lakes:                                                                Government of Canada           S-144

                        An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book               U.S. Environmental Protection

 

                        Outstanding compilation of information and maps of the Great Lakes.

 

TR                    Great Lakes Wetlands: A Field Guide                          Walter J. Hoagman                  E-9

 

                        A guide to the Great Lakes coastal wetlands in non-technical terms and

                                to provide a field guide to the most common plants.

 

TR                    Great Observatories                                                     NASA                                       S-26

 

                        Observatories located in space collect data free from the distortion of Earth’s

                                atmosphere. Space observatories contain advanced, highly sensitive

                                instruments, such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray

                                Observatory. They allow scientists to study radiation from neighboring

                                planets and galaxies billions of light years away.

 

TR                    How High the Sky? How Far the Moon?                      U.S. Department of                   S-176

Education

                        The purposes of this packet of resource materials are to: #1 Assist educators in

                                recognizing scientific talent and in counseling girls to prepare themselves

                                for scientific and technical jobs. #2 To make science and mathematics relevant

                                to everyday life. #3 To provide information about scientific careers. #4 To provide

                                information about woman scientists, including their work and personal lives.

                                #5 To provide sources of information about women scientists and about scientific matters.

 

TR                    How to…Ask the Right Questions                                 Patricia E. Blosser                   S-177

           

                        Questions are your stock-in-trade. Are you asking the right ones? This booklet

                                will help you analyze your questioning techniques and greatly improve them.

 

 

 

TR                    How to Teach Elementary School Science                  Joseph M. Peters                      S-20

                                                                                                            Peter C. Gega

 

                        This book contains practical methods covering how to teach science to elementary

                                through middle school students.

 

TR                    The Infinite Journey                                                    William E. Burrows                  S-141

                        Eyewitness Accounts of NASA and the Age of Space

 

                        In this unprecedented volume, more then one hundred astronauts, engineers,   

                                scientists, and eyewitnesses recall in vivid detail their personal experiences of

                                events spanning more then four decades of space–exploration history.

 

TR                    Inside the Cell                                                             National Institute                     S-37

of Health

 

                        To help readers understand some of the existing biomedical research being

                                conducted today, Inside the Cell provides an overview of the basic facts of

                                cell biology. The brochure also contains some history of key scientific discoveries.

 

TR                    Introducing Students to Scientific Inquiry                    Susan Etheredge                     S-210

                                                                                                            Al Rudnitsky

 

                        This unique approach to elementary science education provides educators with the

                                theory, instructional guidelines, illustrative case studies, and a variety of pedagogical

                                and assessment tools necessary for teaching elementary school students about

                                scientific inquiry.

 

TR                    Is this an Agate?                                                          Susan Robinson                       S-99

 

This guide is to help you identify agates and remove some of their

mystery. It describes both rocks and minerals.

 

TR                    Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics       Liping Ma                                M-23

 

                        Teachers’ Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States.

This book attests to the talent of the author, and to the Chinese and American learning

                                environments that have nurtured that talent. It attests to the value of welcoming scholars

                                from other nations to study in the United States. All who are seriously concerned about

                                the quality of mathematics education in the United States should read this book, and to

                                take its lessons seriously.

 

TR                    Limnological Analyses                                                Robert G. Wetzel                     S-9

                                                                                    Gene E. Likens

 

This classic textbook is thoroughly updated with a series of carefully designed and

tested field and laboratory exercises representing the full scope of limnology.

 

TR                    MathLand                                                                    Creative Publications              M-48

                        The Thinking Curriculum – Linking the Basics and Beyond

 

                        Information about a K-6 curriculum aligned to NCTM Standards.

 

TR                    MathScape: Seeing and Thinking Mathematically      Creative Publications              M-49                             

                        A middle school curriculum on rates, ratios, percents, and proportions that

                                aligns to NCTM Standards.

 

TR                    Michigan Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders                  James H. Harding                    S-75

                                                                                                            J. Alan Holman

                        A field guide about reptiles and amphibians for anyone wanting

                                to identify Michigan’s frogs, toads and salamanders and to discover

                                their fascinating habits

 

TR                    Mushrooms of Northeast North America                      George Barron                         S-171

                            

                        This book describes and illustrates the macrofungi found in northeastern

                                North America. More then 600 species of fungi are described.

 

TR                          Primer on Limnology                                                   Bruce A. Monson                     S-145

 

                        Covers all aspects of limnology.

 

TR                    Principles of Water Resources                                     Thomas V. Cech                      S-153

 

                        This book presents a comprehensive look at our most precious resource.

                                With its broad coverage of the history of water availability and use as well

                                as government development, management and policy of water usage, this text

                                is ideal for students interested in the natural resources.

 

TR                    Science in Elementary Education                                Joseph M. Peters                     S-94

                                                                                    Peter C. Gega

This book combines practical methods, subject matter, and inquiry on how

to teach science to elementary through middle school students.

 

TR                    Science in the Elementary and Middle School            Dennis W. Sunal                      S-200

                                                                                                            Cynthia Szymanski Sunal

This exceptionally clear and logically organized new entry for science

                                methods has its foundation in constructivism and inquiry, the fundamental

                                approach of the National Science Education Standards. This structured approach

                                benefits new users of inquiry by guiding the development of effective inquiry-

                                teaching strategies.

 

TR                    Science Instruction in the                                            Eugene L. Chiappetta              S-95

            Middle and Secondary Schools                       Thomas R. Koballa, Jr.

                              

This science methods textbook is designed to support the science education

reform by assisting educators to prepare science teachers, who in turn must

educate students to become scientifically and technologically literate for the

21st  century.

 

TR                    Science Stories                                                           Janice Koch                             S-143

                        A Science Methods Book for Elementary School Teachers

 

                        This book is an invitation to elementary school science teachers, welcoming

                                them to the world of elementary school science and inspiring them to teach it.

 

TR                          Science Teaching and the Development of Thinking              Anton E. Lawson          S-174

 

                        This book is intended to serve as a text for courses in the methods of science

                                teaching for pre-service secondary school teachers, grades 7-12. The book

                                will serve as a text for graduate-level instruction in science education.

 

 

TR                    Self-Guided Geological Field Trip to the                     Theodore J. Bornhorst             S-69

                        Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan                                 William I. Rose

 

                        This guide is for people who are doing serious geological field trips. It consists of figures

and tables along with road logs with numbered stops and maps to guide you through

a geological field trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula

 

TR                    Shoreline Processes of the Great Lakes                      Thomas R. Bennett                  S-147

                       

                        This report is to provide the reader with a written reference and a general

                                background of processes occurring along the Great Lakes shoreline.

 

TR                    Soil Survey of Houghton County Area, Michigan         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture          S-33

 

                        This soil survey contains information that can be used in land-planning programs

                                in Houghton County.

 

TR                    State of the Great Lakes                                              Office of the Great Lakes         S-100

                           

 Annual Report 2001

 

TR                          Understanding Lake Data                                            Byron Shaw                             S-146

                       

                        A guide to help people understand information about lake water quality

                                and to interpret lake data.

 

TR                           Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters         Terrene Institute                      S-190

 

                        This guide examines five major sources of agriculturally related nonpoint

                                source pollution – sediment, nutrients, animal waste, pesticides and salts.

                                Field guide sheets are provided. With practice, the user of this guide will

                                quickly learn water quality assessment procedures.

 

TR                    Wild Things 2000 – Wading Into Wetlands                   U.S. Fish & Wildlife                  E-23

                                                                                                            Service

 

We’re taking a trip to San Diego, California, to visit a Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife

                                Refuge. A refuge is a special area of land or water set aside to protect wildlife

                                and habitat-the places where animals live.

 

TR                    Wind Energy Information Guide                                  U.S. Department of                  E-24

                                                                                                            Energy

                        This book is divided into nine chapters. Chapters 1-8 provide background and

                                annotated references on wind energy research, development, and commercialization.

                                Chapter 9 lists additional sources of printed information and relevant organizations.

 

TR                    The Young Child as Scientist                                       Christine Chaille’                     S-201

                                                                                                            Lory Britain

                        Young children-how they experience the world, interact with each other, pose

                                questions, and construct knowledge-for the basis for this insightful examination

of early childhood science education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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