Science

Science Matters

Achieving Scientific Literacy

Author: Robert M. Hazen,James Trefil

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307454584

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1467

Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science Matters

Author: Hazen Robert M,Trefil James

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173710414

Category:

Page: 294

View: 5085

Social Science

Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026610

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 1732

Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur
Social Science

Naked Science

Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

Author: Laura Nader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136667504

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 6922

Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.
Education

Developing Scientific Literacy

Using News Media in the Classroom

Author: Ruth Jarman,Billy McClune

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229883

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7819

""This is an excellent source of ideas on using the media to enrich science teaching and engage pupils. It contains numerous ideas on using newspapers and other sources in science and how to encourage young people to read them carefully and critically." Prof Jerry Wellington, School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK "Throughout the book, all the ideas, content, suggestions and arguments are supported by in-depth research and solid referencing, making this an authoritative, yet eminently readable, reference volume for current and would-be secondary science teachers." School Science Review Science-related news stories have great potential as a resource for teaching and learning about science and its impact on society. By demonstrating the relevance of the subject in everyday life, they can form a valuable bridge between the school classroom and the 'real world'. Worldwide, those advocating science education reform stress the need to promote 'scientific literacy' among young people and typically this includes equipping students to critically engage with science reports in the media. However, very little guidance exists for those who wish to do so. Developing Scientific Literacy addresses this gap, offering a much-needed framework for teachers wishing to explore 'science in the media' in secondary schools or colleges. It suggests how teachers across a number of subject areas can collaborate to promote among young people an aptitude and ability to engage thoughtfully with science in the media. Drawing on research and development work, the authors: Describe key characteristics of science news reporting Discuss its potential as a resource for teaching and learning about science and for developing young people's criticality in respect of such reports Identify appropriate instructional objectives and suggest activities through which these might be achieved This timely book is a source of valuable ideas and insights for all secondary science teachers. It will also be of interest to those with responsibilities for initial teacher training and continuing professional development.

Krakatau

der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733361

Category:

Page: 367

View: 3223

Education

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412908922

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 1815

This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Science

The Diamond Makers

Author: Robert M. Hazen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654746

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 8624

Humans have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness for thousands of years. Deep within the earth, diamonds grow. Diamonds the size of footballs, the size of watermelons - billions of tons of diamonds wait for eternity a hundred miles beyond our reach. Spanning centuries of ground-breaking science, bitter rivalry, outright fraud, and self-delusion, The Diamond Makers is a compelling narrative centered around the brilliant, often eccentric, and controversial pioneers of high pressure research. This vivid blend of dramatic personal stories and extraordinary scientific advances - and devastating failures - brings alive the quest to create diamond. Scientists have harnessed crushing pressures and scorching temperatures to transform almost any carbon-rich material, from road tar to peanut butter, into the most prized of gems. The book reveals the human dimensions of research - the competition, bravery, jealousy, teamwork, and greed that ultimately led to today's billion-dollar diamond synthesis industry.
Science

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095487

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 7278

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
Education

Everyday Science Mysteries

Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531215

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 2364

The story format is one of the most effective ways to engage students’ attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K–8, and key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the National Science Education Standards.
History

Sommer 1927

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641120195

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 4934

1927. Ein Sommer der ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägte Es ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht. Es sind die goldenen Zwanziger: der Aktienmarkt boomt, das Fernsehen wird erfunden, die Filme sind nicht mehr stumm, und verrückte Pläne entstehen, wie der, vier Köpfe in den völlig unzugänglichen Mount Rushmore zu meißeln. Es ist die Zeit, in der ein junger Flieger namens Charles Lindbergh Ruhm und Ehre erlangt, aber auch die des Al Capone und des größten Schulmassakers aller Zeiten. Und in diesen Monaten werden durch fatale Entscheidungen die Weichen für die bevorstehende Weltwirtschaftskrise gestellt. Bill Bryson erzählt davon so spannend, als sei es eine unglaubliche Abenteuergeschichte, voller erstaunlicher geschichtlicher Momente aus der Zeit, als Amerika erwachsen wurde ...
Science

Das Buch der Universen

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593393379

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 8945

Jahrtausendelang war für uns Menschen das eigene Universum so unbegreiflich, dass der Gedanke an andere Welten unvorstellbar war. Erst die moderne Physik mit der Theorie der Multiversen schuf die Voraussetzung, andere, neue Universen zu beschreiben, wie sie nach den Gesetzen der Physik möglich sind. John Barrow zeigt uns die bislang entdeckten Lösungen für Einsteins Universumsgleichung in diesem faszinierenden Buch: rotierende und unberechenbare, sich aufblähende und schrumpfende, heiße und kalte, bucklige und glatte, flache Universen und solche mit einem Loch in der Mitte, Universen voller Leben und Universen, die plötzlich aufhören zu existieren. Eine spektakuläre Reise in die fantastischen Welten der modernen Kosmologie – und an die Grenzen unseres eigenen Vorstellungsvermögens.
Business & Economics

Scientific Literacy and Environmental Policy

The Missing Prerequisite for Sound Decision Making

Author: Dorothy J. Howell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 6847

Existing environmental policy formulation demonstrates disenfranchisement of the public by vested and parochial interests. While this paradox can be somewhat attributed to the interaction of the politico-legal system with science, a major contributor to the problem of the formulation of effective policy is scientific illiteracy. The dilemmas are explored in this book through the contexts of pharmaceutical innovation and environmental threats posed by biotechnology which represent scientific innovation. Through examination of inspired unilateral programs, this study synthesizes an appropriate reform program.