Understanding How We Learn Book
Score: 4.5
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Understanding How We Learn

  • Author : Yana Weinstein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351358040


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Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there’s a preference for relying on our intuitions about what’s best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike. This accessible guide helps teachers to integrate effective, research-backed strategies for learning into their classroom practice. The book explores exactly what constitutes good evidence for effective learning and teaching strategies, how to make evidence-based judgments instead of relying on intuition, and how to apply findings from cognitive psychology directly to the classroom. Including real-life examples and case studies, FAQs, and a wealth of engaging illustrations to explain complex concepts and emphasize key points, the book is divided into four parts: Evidence-based education and the science of learning Basics of human cognitive processes Strategies for effective learning Tips for students, teachers, and parents. Written by "The Learning Scientists" and fully illustrated by Oliver Caviglioli, Understanding How We Learn is a rejuvenating and fresh examination of cognitive psychology's application to education. This is an essential read for all teachers and educational practitioners, designed to convey the concepts of research to the reality of a teacher's classroom.

Bold Scientists Book

Bold Scientists

  • Author : Michael Riordon
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771131254


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As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and rush to muzzle the scientists who dare to share their disturbing data, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. Michael Riordon asks deep questions of bold scientists who defy the status quo including: an Indigenous biologist who integrates traditional knowledge and a trickster's wit; an engineering professor who exposes the myths and dangers of fracking; a forensic geneticist who traces children stolen by the military in El Salvador; a sociologist who investigates the lure and threat of mass surveillance; a radical psychologist who confronts psychiatry’s dangerous power; and a young marine biologist who risks her career to defend science and democracy. Who controls science and at what cost to the earth and its inhabitants? Can we change? This is unspun science for dangerous times.

Great Scientists Book
Score: 4
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Great Scientists

  • Author : Jacqueline Fortey
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405373234


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DK Eyewitness Great Scientists is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating lives of the world's most famous thinkers, philosophers, inventors, innovators and pioneers. Stunning photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the ideas and innovations that have changed the way we live today. Your child will discover all about Benjamin Franklin's electrical charges, Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and the many others whose discoveries have shaped our world. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Great Scientists. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at www.dk.com/clipart.

We Are All Stardust Book
Score: 4.5
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We Are All Stardust

  • Author : Stefan Klein
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615191536


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“The dazzling clutch of scientific minds caught in mid-thought here makes for a read that provokes thought in its turn. Delights abound.” —Nature “What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?” —Stefan Klein “First and foremost, curiosity.” —Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk with 18 of the world’s leading scientists, he finds they’re driven by, above all, curiosity. When they talk about their work, they turn to what’s next, to what they still hope to discover. And they see inspiration everywhere: From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for “the theory of everything” to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, they reveal how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab. We hear from extraordinary natural and social scientists, including: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on ego and selflessness Primatologist Jane Goodall on chimpanzee behavior Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness Geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood And cosmologist Martin Rees on how “ultimately we ourselves are stardust.” “[Klein’s] interview subjects explain their science clearly and display their passions vividly, making this an engaging introduction to a great breadth of scientific topics.” —American Scientist “A very welcome volume that will expose readers to all manner of topics that are likely new to them in a manner that focuses first on the lively personalities of the scientists while slowly diving into their work. Surprises abound . . . and the book’s diversionary aspect cannot be overrated. Truly enjoyable.” —Booklist

A Little Book for New Scientists Book

A Little Book for New Scientists

  • Author : Josh A. Reeves
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-10-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830893508


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Many young Christians interested in the sciences have felt torn between two options: remaining faithful to Christ or studying science. In this concise introduction, Josh Reeves and Steve Donaldson provide both advice and encouragement for Christians in the sciences to bridge the gap between science and Christian belief and practice.

Great Scientists Book
Score: 4
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Great Scientists

  • Author : John Farndon
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477704127


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Science is an ever-growing, ever-changing field of study. Every principle, every discovery is built on top of a previous discovery. Great scientists have studied life, the environment, and the physical world trying to learn more about why things are the way they are. Readers gain insight to some of the greatest scientific minds history has to offer, from Archimedes to Stephen Hawking.

Lives Of The Scientists Book
Score: 4
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Lives Of The Scientists

  • Author : Kathleen Krull
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328684011


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Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work—and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric—and anything but dull.

What Should We Be Worried About  Book
Score: 3.5
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What Should We Be Worried About

  • Author : John Brockman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062296245


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Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), posed to the planet's most influential minds. He asked them to disclose something that, for scientific reasons, worries them—particularly scenarios that aren't on the popular radar yet. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more—here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world. Steven Pinker uncovers the real risk factors for war ● Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi peers into the coming virtual abyss ● Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek laments our squandered opportunities to prevent global catastrophe ● Seth Lloyd calculates the threat of a financial black hole ● Alison Gopnik on the loss of childhood ● Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains why firefighters understand risk far better than economic "experts" ● Matt Ridley on the alarming re-emergence of superstition ● Daniel C. Dennett and george dyson ponder the impact of a major breakdown of the Internet ● Jennifer Jacquet fears human-induced damage to the planet due to "the Anthropocebo Effect" ● Douglas Rushkoff fears humanity is losing its soul ● Nicholas Carr on the "patience deficit" ● Tim O'Reilly foresees a coming new Dark Age ● Scott Atran on the homogenization of human experience ● Sherry Turkle explores what's lost when kids are constantly connected ● Kevin Kelly outlines the looming "underpopulation bomb" ● Helen Fisher on the fate of men ● Lawrence Krauss dreads what we don't know about the universe ● Susan Blackmore on the loss of manual skills ● Kate Jeffery on the death of death ● plus J. Craig Venter, Daniel Goleman, Virginia Heffernan, Sam Harris, Brian Eno, Martin Rees, and more

Little Scientist Board Book Set Book
Score: 5
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Little Scientist Board Book Set

  • Author : Mudpuppy
  • Publisher : Mudpuppy Books
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0735355738


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Mudpuppy's Little Scientist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to these important people in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books, 8 chunky pages per book, packaged in a slipcase box. -Slipcase box: 4 x 4 x 4" -Greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.

The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists Book

The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists

  • Author : Ken Denmead
  • Publisher : Avery
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592406883


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Provides a collection of ideas for science fair projects and family activities, including making topsoil, understanding calories, and building a MacGyver radio.

Marketing for Scientists Book
Score: 5
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Marketing for Scientists

  • Author : Marc J. Kuchner
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610911733


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It's a tough time to be a scientist: universities are shuttering science departments, federal funding agencies are facing flat budgets, and many newspapers have dropped their science sections altogether. But according to Marc Kuchner, this antiscience climate doesn't have to equal a career death knell-it just means scientists have to be savvier about promoting their work and themselves. In Marketing for Scientists, he provides clear, detailed advice about how to land a good job, win funding, and shape the public debate. As an astrophysicist at NASA, Kuchner knows that "marketing" can seem like a superficial distraction, whether your daily work is searching for new planets or seeking a cure for cancer. In fact, he argues, it's a critical component of the modern scientific endeavor, not only advancing personal careers but also society's knowledge. Kuchner approaches marketing as a science in itself. He translates theories about human interaction and sense of self into methods for building relationships-one of the most critical skills in any profession. And he explains how to brand yourself effectively-how to get articles published, give compelling presentations, use social media like Facebook and Twitter, and impress potential employers and funders. Like any good scientist, Kuchner bases his conclusions on years of study and experimentation. In Marketing for Scientists, he distills the strategies needed to keep pace in a Web 2.0 world.

We Have the Technology Book
Score: 4
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We Have the Technology

  • Author : Kara Platoni
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465073757


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An award-winning journalist investigates how scientists and citizens around the world are re-tooling our senses—and what their discoveries are teaching us about the nature and future of human perception

12 Scientists Who Changed the World Book

12 Scientists Who Changed the World

  • Author : Orlin Richard
  • Publisher : 12-Story Library
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1632351498


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Discusses the accomplishments of twelve of the most influential scientists and their lasting impact on the world.

Letters to a Young Scientist Book
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Letters to a Young Scientist

  • Author : Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780871407009


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Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career—both his successes and his failures—and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.

Science  Public Policy and the Scientist Administrator Book

Science Public Policy and the Scientist Administrator

  • Author : National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Committee on Staff-Training-Extramural Programs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Science and state
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435005519251


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