• Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      Physics

      by Rose Johnson

      Eureka! We have it and so can you--a discovery-packed book that makes the world of physics understandable, engaging, and fun! And that's a very good thing, because physics is all around us, responsible for everything from why balls bounce to why the stars in the sky shine--so we might as well understand and enjoy it. Chock-full of photos and diagrams, this book and its useful images further explain and expand upon the clear and informative text. (Oh, and as for who reportedly shouted "Eureka!" while sitting in his wooden bathtub, see page 7 of this engaging volume.) Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.

    • Educational: Biology
      March 2016

      Recent Advances in Science and Technology Education, Ranging from Modern Pedagogies to Neuroeducation and Assessment

      by Editor(s): Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Martin Riopel, Menelaos Sotiriou

      Science and technology education research, influenced by inquiry-based thinking, not only concentrates on the teaching of scientific concepts and addressing any misconceptions that learners may hold, but also emphasizes the ways in which students learn, and seeks avenues to achieve better learning through creativity. New developments in science and technology education rely on a wide variety of methods, borrowed from various fields of science, such as computer science, cognitive science, sociology and neurosciences. This book presents papers from the first international conference on “New Developments in Science and Technology Education” that was structured around seven main thematic axes: namely modern pedagogies in science and technology education; new technologies in science and technology education; assessment in science and technology education; teaching and learning in the light of inquiry learning methods; neuroscience and science education; conceptual understanding and conceptual change in science; and interest, attitude and motivation in science.It explores the beneficial impact of pedagogically updated practices and approaches in the teaching of science concepts, and elaborates on future challenges and emerging issues that concern science and technology education. By pointing out new research directions, the volume will inform educational practices and bridge the gap between research and practice, providing new information, ideas and perspectives. It will also promote discussions and networking among scientists and stakeholders from worldwide scientific fields, such as researchers, professors, students, and companies developing educational software.

    • Educational: Biology
      March 2016

      Recent Advances in Science and Technology Education, Ranging from Modern Pedagogies to Neuroeducation and Assessment

      by Editor(s): Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Martin Riopel, Menelaos Sotiriou

      Science and technology education research, influenced by inquiry-based thinking, not only concentrates on the teaching of scientific concepts and addressing any misconceptions that learners may hold, but also emphasizes the ways in which students learn, and seeks avenues to achieve better learning through creativity. New developments in science and technology education rely on a wide variety of methods, borrowed from various fields of science, such as computer science, cognitive science, sociology and neurosciences. This book presents papers from the first international conference on “New Developments in Science and Technology Education” that was structured around seven main thematic axes: namely modern pedagogies in science and technology education; new technologies in science and technology education; assessment in science and technology education; teaching and learning in the light of inquiry learning methods; neuroscience and science education; conceptual understanding and conceptual change in science; and interest, attitude and motivation in science.It explores the beneficial impact of pedagogically updated practices and approaches in the teaching of science concepts, and elaborates on future challenges and emerging issues that concern science and technology education. By pointing out new research directions, the volume will inform educational practices and bridge the gap between research and practice, providing new information, ideas and perspectives. It will also promote discussions and networking among scientists and stakeholders from worldwide scientific fields, such as researchers, professors, students, and companies developing educational software.

    • Educational: Technology

      How to Be Brilliant at Materials

      by Winnie Wade

      How to be Brilliant at Materials contains 42 reproducible worksheets with practical activities to help Key Stage 2 (KS2) children acquire knowledge and understanding of the way materials are classified, how they can be changed, and ways of separating them. Topics include comparing soils, changing materials, the water cycle and energy efficiency.

    • Educational: Technology

      How to Be Brilliant at Electricity, Light & Sound

      by Winnie Wade

      How to be Brilliant at Electricity, Light and Sound contains 40 reproducible sheets for use with Key Stage 2 (KS2) children. These practical activities will help children to acquire knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits, the everyday effects of light and how we see, and how sounds are made. Topics include making switches, electricity pathways, Morse code, shadows, writing with mirrors, making a periscope, bottle musi and absorbing sounds.

    • Educational: Physics

      Materials

      by Archie. McIver

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      Understanding Materials

      by Alan Jones

      The reproducible sheets in Understanding Materials will help pupils to understand grouping and classifying materials, changing materials, separating mixtures and the properties of materials. The sheets introduce one concept or National Curriculum statement each, can be used in any order and contain a mixture of paper-based tasks and 'hands on' activities. This book is designed to help lower ability children, or those with special needs.

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