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NSTA 2009 Presentation, 3/19/2009. …

NSTA 2009 Presentation, 3/19/2009.
Mock Science Books & Films Prize Election

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    • 1. Engaging Students with High Quality Science Trade Books Eric Brunsell 1 & Tim Gerber 2 UW-O Dept of Curriculum and Instruction 1 UW-L Dept of Biology 2
    • 2.
      • Connecting science and literacy
      • AAAS’ Science Books & Films (SB&F)
      • SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
      • Implementation of a Mock SB&F Prize election at your school.
      • Mock SB&F website
      • References available at:
    • 3.
      • SB&F “Best List”
      • SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science finalist lists
      • NSTA “Outstanding Science Trade Books for K-12 Students”
      • NCSS Notable Trade Books for Young People
      • STEMSS website (UWL Curriculum Resource Center)
    • 4. “ provides critical reviews of the scientifical accuracy and presentation of print, audiovisual, and electronic resources intended for use in science, technology, and mathematics education.”
    • 5.
      • 4 categories
        • Children's Science Picture Book
        • Middle Grades Science Book
        • Young Adult Science Book
        • Hands-on Science Book
      • 2008 finalists books were used for Mock SB&F pilot
    • 6. Fall 2009
      • 30 High Performance Learners Middle School students in School District of La Crosse participated
      • Read all five 2009 SB&F Prize books in the Middle Grades Science Book category
      • Completed rubric for each title
      • Completed election ballot
    • 7. Mock SB&F Prize Election Rubric
    • 8.
      • Which book had the most exemplary use of language, language that engaged you as a reader and made it difficult to put the book down?
      • Which book had the best visual presentation? The best use of excellent, engaging, and distinctive visuals that enhanced the text?
      • Which book had the best organization/text structure?
      • Which book presented the facts most clearly and in an easy to follow format?
      • Which book contained the best supportive features like index, table of contents, maps, timelines, and bibliography?
      • Which book provided the best models for both gender and racial representation?
      • Which book do you feel is of most interest to middle school students and is respectful of your reading and interest level?
      • Based on all of these criteria, which book is most deserving of the Mock Science Books and Film award for best non-fiction in 2008 for middle school students? In a short paragraph, explain in detail why you chose the book you chose.
      Mock SB&F Prize Ballot
    • 9. “ I chose Life on Earth because it is easy to read & understand and because it is interesting. I also chose this book because it helps us know what’s outside of this planet, because we can’t see for ourselves.” - 6 th grade student
    • 10. * official 2009 SB&F Prize winner Mock Prize Results What's Eating You? Parasites-the Inside Story 13 Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions that Glow 8 Life on Earth--and Beyond: an Astrobiologist's Quest 8 How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate * 0 George Washington Carver 0 Total votes: 30
    • 11. Read the 2008 SB&F Prize winning book in the Children’s Science Picture Book category Complete a rubric for the title Your Turn!
    • 12. Implementing @ your school
    • 13.
      • Support
      • UWL School of Education
      • College of Science and Health
      • UWL Office of Continuing Education
      • UWL Murphy Library Endowment Fund Grant
      • National Science Foundation – MSP Start Partnership Grant - submitted
    • 14. Eric Brunsell [email_address] Tim Gerber [email_address] References Available at: Image Credit: