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Each chapter of The Art of Teaching Science contains a list of useful websites, listed below.

Chapter 1

  • Adolescents and Teens A CDC site that outlines a number of links dealing with health issues related to teenagers.
  • Eisenhower National Clearing House This site, at Ohio State University, provides up-to-date information on science teaching, including lesson plans, curriculum development projects, and technology.
  • The Science Learning Network An online community of educators, students, schools, and science museums that demonstrates a new model for inquiry science.

Chapter 2

  • The American Forum for Global Education Nationally recognized for providing leadership and assistance to school systems, state departments of education, and colleges and universities by initiating hundres of programs and developing educational materials, teacher training seminars, and publications to guide and implement these programs.
  • Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk Conducts research and promotes programs to transform schooling for students placed at risk.
  • Center for Talent Development Serves gifted students and their families through a program of research and programming.
  • Federal Resource Center for Special Education Supports a nation-wide technical assistance network to respond to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from underrepresented populations.
  • All Kinds of Minds Provides programs, tools, and a common language for parents, educators, and clinicians to help students with differences in learning achieve success in the classroom and in life.
  • Urban Education Web Dedicated to urban students, their families, and the educators who serve them.
  • Office of Special Education (OSEP) Dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist state and local districts.
  • Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) A collection of Internet- accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to special education.

Chapter 3

  • Parrott's Science Education Time Line Annette Parrott has developed a timeline comparing the developments in science, technology, and science education from antiquity to the present. Her emphasis on multicultural contributions make this a very interesting site to visit.
  • Project 2061 Connect to links that allow you to read Project 2061's publications online, including Science for All Americans, Benchmarks, and Blueprints for Reform.
  • The National Science Education Standards Online Provides access to the complete published version of the Standards.
  • Scope, Sequence, and Coordination Project Contains teaching and learning resources that emerged as a result of the project, as well as detailed lesson plans, investigations, and student handouts for activities in life and physical science.
  • Thinkers in Education Profiles of 100 famous educators (philosophers, statesmen, politicians, journalists, psychologists, poets, and men and women of religion) drawn from many parts of the world.
  • Gallery of Educational Theorists This gallery of profiles on educational thinkers provides insights on theorists including Adler, Confucius, Dewey, Gardner, Piaget, Plato, Sartre, and Vygotsky.

Chapter 4

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) The result of the need in the American education community for reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of our students compared to that of students in forty-one other countries.
  • High School Hub A noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. Features learning activities, an ongoing teen poetry contest, a reference collection, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, music, and technology.
  • EDC K-12 Science Curriculum Center A library of the featured K-12 science curricula.
  • National Science Education Standards Access the Standards online
  • Middle School Resources Lists sites that focus on middle-level education or the development of adolescents.

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Appendix A: Science Curriculum Developers

Appendix B: Professional Societies and Organizations

Appendix C: Science Equipment and Computer Software Suppliers

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