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Science in School

Number 9, 19 November 2008

Interview with Steve Jones: The threat of creationism

Steve Jones talks to Vienna Leigh about the startling re-emergence of creationism in Europe, how teachers can help, and why he will never argue with a creationist.

What killed the woolly mammoth?

Climate change is nothing new. Caitlin Sedwick describes how a computer model is helping scientists to explain the extinction of the woolly mammoth.

Detecting sugar: An everyday problem when facing diabetes

Fred Engelbrecht and Thomas Wendt from the ExploHeidelberg Teaching Lab describe some experiments on sugar detection to demonstrate the problems that people with diabetes face every day.

Climate change modelling in the classroom

Why not get your students to make their own predictions of climate change – with the help of Dudley Shallcross and Tim Harrison from Bristol University, UK?

Meet the Gene Machine: Stimulating bioethical discussions at school

Laura Strieth, Karen Bultitude, Frank Burnet and Clare Wilkinson use drama and debate to encourage young people to discuss genetics and what it means for us all. Why not join in?

Investigating the action of urease

Anna Lorenc from the Volvox project explains the importance of the enzyme urease and presents a protocol to demonstrate urease activity in the classroom.

Fun physics in school: Students perform for students

Herbi Dreiner and Tobias Strehlau describe how a university physics show inspired a secondary-school teacher and his students to perform their own school physics show. Why not try it in your school?

Is there anybody out there? An ark of life

An enormous meteorite impact and then a rocky flight from Mars. Is that how life appeared on Earth? Cornelia Meyer takes us on a space trip through the lithopanspermia theory and describes how she is putting it to the test with the help of student colleagues.

Materials science to the rescue: Easily removable chewing gum

Halina Stanley investigates the history of chewing gum, how the chemistry of the gum affects its properties, and how scientists are using this knowledge to make chewing gum less of a pollutant.

The International Space Station: A foothold in space

In the first of two articles, Shamim Hartevelt-Velani and Carl Walker from the European Space Agency take us on a trip to the International Space Station.

Scientist Profile. Cornelius Gross: From the classroom to the laboratory

The majority of young scientists working in research have only ever been that – scientists. But Vienna Leigh reports how one scientist started his career at the front of a classroom – and feels that his science benefits as a result.

Teacher Profile. Curiosity killed the cat – or did it?

Frode Skjold tells Sai Pathmanathan about some of his favourite activities to teach science in primary school.


An Inconvenient Truth; Just a Theory: Exploring the Nature of Science; Can You Feel the Force? Putting the Fizz Back into Physics; Volcano Island

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Science teaching

Science Education

Volume 92 Number 6, November 2008

Enacting classroom inquiry: Theorizing teachers' conceptions of science teaching

Scott McDonald, Nancy Butler Songer


Constructing cultural relevance in science: A case study of two elementary teachers

Terri Patchen, Anne Cox-Petersen


Contextual shifting: Teachers emphasizing students' academic identity to promote scientific literacy

John M Reveles, Bryan A Brown


Sense of place in the practice and assessment of place-based science teaching

Steven Semken, Carol Butler Freeman


Creativity, inquiry, or accountability? Scientists' and teachers' perceptions of science education

Amy R Taylor, M Gail Jones, Bethany Broadwell, Tom Oppewal


Finding pearls: Psychometric reevaluation of the Simpson-Troost Attitude Questionnaire (STAQ)

Steven V Owen, Mary Anne Toepperwein, Carolyn E Marshall, Michael J Lichtenstein, Cheryl L Blalock, Yan Liu, Linda A Pruski, Kandi Grimes


A Science Lesson Plan Analysis Instrument for formative and summative program evaluation of a teacher education program

Christina L Jacobs, Sonya N Martin, Tracey C Otieno


Positionality of African Americans and a theoretical accommodation of it: Rethinking science education research

Eileen R Carlton Parsons


Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Science teaching

International Journal of Science Education

Volume 30 Number 14,  2008

Teaching a biotechnology curriculum based on adapted primary literature

Hedda Falk, Gilat Brill, Anat Yarden


Selection of authentic modelling practices as contexts for Chemistry education

Gjalt T Prins, Astrid MW Bulte, Jan H van Driel, Albert Pilot


Teacher questioning and interaction patterns in classrooms facilitated with differing levels of constructivist teaching practices

Ibrahim Erdogan, Todd Campbell


Exploring conceptual integration in student thinking: Evidence from a case study

Keith S Taber


Does practical work really work? A study of the effectiveness of practical work as a teaching and learning method in school science

Ian Abrahams, Robin Millar


Book Review

Walid M Shihabi


Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Science teaching

Journal of Science Teacher Education

Volume 19 Number 6, December 2008

Framing the professional development of members of the science teacher education community

Adam Johnston and John Settlage


Developing science pedagogical content knowledge through mentoring elementary teachers

Ken Appleton


If multicultural science education standards existed, what would they look like?

Robert Ferguson


Motivating teachers to enact free-choice project-based learning in science and technology (PBLSAT): Effects of a professional development model

Orna Fallik, Bat-Sheva Eylon and Sherman Rosenfeld


Pre-service elementary teachers’ field experiences in classrooms led by science specialists

Tina Varma and Deborah L Hanuscin


Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Teacher training
Science teaching

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