Texts for Teaching the Process of Science

The following list of texts were compiled and reviewed by faculty members who participated in the 2009 Process of Science workshop.

Jump to: General Science | Astronomy | Biology | Earth Science

General Science

Process of Science
The Process of Science
A. Carpi and A.E. Egger
Intended audience: Undergraduates, advanced high school, and their teachers
URL:http://www.processofscience.com/


Science Ethics
The Process of Science: Module VIII - Scientific Ethics
A. Carpi and A.E. Egger
Intended audience: Undergraduate and above
URL: http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=161&l=



Science Storytelling
Science as Storytelling
B.R. Bickmore and D.A. Grandy
Intended audience: Undergraduates
URL: http://serc.carleton.edu/teacherprep/resources/activities/storytelling.html



Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
B. Bryson
Intended audience: Lay public



What is this thing called science
What is This Thing Called Science
A.F. Chalmers
Intended audience: Undergraduates, Graduate students



Can Science Win Over Climate Change Skeptics
Can Science Win Over Climate Change Skeptics?
M. J. Dougherty
Intended audience: Educators, General public




New Model for Inquiry
A New Model for Inquiry: Is the Scientific Method Dead?
W.S. Harwood
Intended audience: Science educators



State of Science Education
The State of Science Education: Subject Matter Without Context
N.G. Lederman
Intended audience: Science educators



GSA Nature of Science
Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
C.V. McLelland
Intended audience: Undergraduate educators
URL:http://www.geosociety.org/educate/NatureOfScience.htm




Integrated Coordinated Science
Integrated Coordinated Science
M. Smith, J.B. Southard, A. Einsenkraft, G. Freebury, R. Ritter, and R. Demery
Intended audience: High school



Understanding Science
Understanding Science
The University of California Museum of Paleontology
Intended audience: Students in K - 16 and teachers of those grade levels
URL: http://undsci.berkeley.edu/index.php



Understanding Science 101
Understanding Science 101
The University of California Museum of Paleontology
Intended audience: Teachers, pre-service teachers, and undergraduates
URL: http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/us101contents_01




Astronomy

Discovering Astronomy
Discovering Astronomy 5th edition currently being revised for 6th edition
S.J. Shawl, K.M. Ashman, and B. Hufnagel
Intended audience: Undergraduates


Biology

The Nature of Life
The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology
Edited by N. Carr, J. Coulson, M. Levine, G. Schoepfel, D. Whitfield, and M. Stefanski
Intended audience: High school and undergraduates



Learning about the Nature of Science
Learning the Nature of Science
Susan Musante
Intended audience: Undergraduate introductory biology educators
URL: http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2005_10.html



The Structure of DNA
The Structure of DNA: Cooperation and Competition
The University of California Museum of Paleontology
Intended audience: Teachers, pre-service teachers, and undergraduates
URL: http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/dna_01



Earth Science

Essentials of Geology
Essentials of Geology
S. Chernicoff and H. Fox
Intended audience: Undergraduate



Principles of Environmental Geochemistry
Principles of Environmental Geochemistry
G. Nelson Eby
Intended audience: Upper level undergraduate



The Good Earth
The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science
D. McConnell, D. Steer, C. Knight, K. Owens and L. Park
Intended audience: Undergraduate