Welcome to the Faculty of Education's Science Education page. This page is intended to serve as a resource for Science Teacher Candidates in the Faculty of Education. The Faculty of Education is committed to building a strong science education resource base by seeking input and contributions from teacher candidates, practicing K-12 science teachers and other stakeholders who have a vested interest in science education.
Anyone interested in sharing resources and connecting with a community of science teachers are encouraged to sign up for an account through the Virtual Teacher Centre sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association.
- 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