Nsta09 Mspresentation

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

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  • Nsta09 Mspresentation

    1. 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. 2. <ul><li>Connecting science and literacy </li></ul><ul><li>AAAS’ Science Books & Films (SB&F) </li></ul><ul><li>SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Mock SB&F Prize election at your school. </li></ul><ul><li>Mock SB&F website </li></ul><ul><li>References available at: www.educationideation.com </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>SB&F “Best List” </li></ul><ul><li>SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science finalist lists </li></ul><ul><li>NSTA “Outstanding Science Trade Books for K-12 Students” </li></ul><ul><li>NCSS Notable Trade Books for Young People </li></ul><ul><li>STEMSS website (UWL Curriculum Resource Center) </li></ul>
    4. 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. 5. <ul><li>4 categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children's Science Picture Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Grades Science Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Adult Science Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on Science Book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 finalists books were used for Mock SB&F pilot </li></ul>
    6. 6. Fall 2009 <ul><li>30 High Performance Learners Middle School students in School District of La Crosse participated </li></ul><ul><li>Read all five 2009 SB&F Prize books in the Middle Grades Science Book category </li></ul><ul><li>Completed rubric for each title </li></ul><ul><li>Completed election ballot </li></ul>
    7. 7. Mock SB&F Prize Election Rubric
    8. 8. <ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book had the best visual presentation? The best use of excellent, engaging, and distinctive visuals that enhanced the text? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book had the best organization/text structure? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book presented the facts most clearly and in an easy to follow format? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book contained the best supportive features like index, table of contents, maps, timelines, and bibliography? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book provided the best models for both gender and racial representation? </li></ul><ul><li>Which book do you feel is of most interest to middle school students and is respectful of your reading and interest level? </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Mock SB&F Prize Ballot
    9. 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. 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. 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. 12. Implementing @ your school
    13. 13. <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>UWL School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>College of Science and Health </li></ul><ul><li>UWL Office of Continuing Education </li></ul><ul><li>UWL Murphy Library Endowment Fund Grant </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation – MSP Start Partnership Grant - submitted </li></ul>
    14. 14. Eric Brunsell [email_address] Tim Gerber [email_address] References Available at: www.educationideation.com Image Credit: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/1664387589_46eeede673.jpg?v=0

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