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Science Literature

Science for All Americans is an online text devoted to scientific literacy.

Teaching Science to Children-An Inquiry Approach contains a wide variety of discrepant event activities for primary, elementary and even Junior high students. It is available in the QEII Library (call # LB 1585 F7 2005)

Explorations in Science and Innovations in Science are two older science text book series located in the CMC that can be used as additional resources for teaching K-6 science.

The NSTA Publications and Products section contains a wide range of books and other science teaching materials for sale.

The Common Framework of Science Education Outcomes (K-12) is the document that guides the curriculum development process for all K-12 science courses in Canada.


Science Education Journals

Academic journals are a great way to keep informed of the most recent issues and topics in science education. Some journals address theoretical and conceptual issues and/or empirical studies in science education. Others target practitioners, offering ideas for improving school-based and classroom-based practice. Depending on what you are looking for, the journals below are available are available electronically through the QEII Library.


Professional Teacher Journals

American Biology Teacher

Science and Children

Science Education

Science Scope

Science Educator

The Physics Teacher


Scholarly Education Journals

Cell Biology Education

Chemistry Education Research and Practice

Education in Chemistry

Electronic Journal of Science Education

International Journal of Science Education

Journal of Chemical Education

Journal of College Science Teaching

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Journal of Science Education and Technology

Journal of Science Teacher Education

Research in Science & Technological Education

School Science and Mathematics

Science & Education


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