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Exploring science in the library : resources and activities for young people
Sosa, Maria.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 2000.
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x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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This guide aims to assist school and children's libraries toward becoming active partners in teaching science literacy. It includes Internet references, gives a guide to selecting the best science books for children, and provides information on fundraising, projects and grant writing.

Author Notes

Jerry A. Bell is a senior scientist with the Educational and International Activities division of the American Chemical Society.
Mary C. Chobot received a B.A. in English from Le Moyne College, an M.S.L.S. in library science from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology and evaluation from Catholic University of America.
Tracy Gath is now the editor of SBandF Online.
Barbara Holton works for the federal government in the field of library science.
Coleen Salley is a Professor Emerita of Children's Literature at the University of New Orleans.
Maria Sosa is the editor-in-chief of SBandF, manages the publications staff of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS, and is also the project director for the Science and Literacy for Health Project.
Terrence E. Young is a school library media specialist at West Jefferson High School is Harvey, Louisiana.

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School Library Journal Review

This excellent resource helps public and school librarians develop science, math, and technology resources for K-12 students, supporting the recent national efforts toward achieving science literacy. Much of the material is updated from Great Explorations: Discovering Science in the Library (AAAS, 1995). Chapters discuss education reform, collection development, videos and software, and using children's literature to meet National Science Standards (with an annotated bibliography of 75 books). Internet sources; inquiry-based learning activities; and suggested partnerships among libraries and schools, families, and communities are also included. A chapter on fund-raising to support science activities in libraries lists Web sites, addresses for corporate and government sponsors, and strategies for proposal writing. The final chapter describes 47 science projects conducted by libraries throughout the country. An extraordinarily useful book.-Joan Hamilton, Pierce School, Brookline, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Shirley MalcomJerry BellMaria SosaTerrence E. Young and Colleen SalleyTracy GathMaria SosaMaria SosaMaria SosaMaria SosaMary Chobot and Barbara Holton and Maria Sosa
Forewordp. v
Introductionp. vii
1 Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) Education Reformp. 1
2 Selecting Science Books for Childrenp. 16
3 Meeting the Content Standards with K-8 Science Tradebooksp. 25
4 Selecting Excellent Science Mediap. 67
5 Using the Internet to Develop Science Literacyp. 107
6 Inquiry-Based Learning in the Libraryp. 131
7 Fund-Raising for Science Activities in the Libraryp. 161
8 Partnerships to Promote Science Activities in the Libraryp. 181
9 Science Project Ideas for Libraries and School Media Centersp. 189
Appendix About the AAAS Science Library Institutep. 225
Contributorsp. 229
Indexp. 231