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Library newsletter for the Geosciences department.
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Impending Departure

I have resigned my position as of May 29 to pursue my interest in nutrition and dietetics.  I have enjoyed working with you for the past 13 1/2 years.  Until my replacement is hired, please submit all subject-specific library instruction sessions to Kathy Payne (  Please submit all book/DVD requests to Joan Hubbard (  I will be submitting one last order before I leave, so please send me any requests by May 22nd.  You will be notified when these items are available for check-out.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors

Morrell, Patricia D. et al (eds)

Q181.3 .F49 2014

Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Davis, Frederick Rowe

SB950.2.A1 D38 2014

Bringing the Common Core Math Standards to Life: Exemplary Practices from High Schools

Germain-McCarthy, Yvelyne et al

Q181 .G36 2015

Changing the Food Game: Market Transformation Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture

Simons, Lucas

S494.5.S86 S56 2015

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Pollan, Michael

TX652 .P646 2014

Dogs in the Leisure Experience

Carr, Neil

SF426 .C35 2014

Doing Good Science in Middle School

Jorgenson, Olaf et al

Q181 .J69 2014

Encyclopedia of Science Education

Gunstone, Richard (ed)

Q181 .E63 2015

Exemplary College Science Teaching

Yager, Robert E.

Q181 .E938 2013

Exemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success

Yager, Robert E. et al

Q181 .E94 2014

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Pollan, Michael

RA784 .P6429 2013

Geochemistry at the Earth's Surface: Movement of Chemical Elements

Bauer, Andreas

QE515 .B38 2014

Getting to Grips with Science : A Fresh Approach for the Curious

Morris, Andrew

Q181 .M875 2015

Glossary of Geology, Fifth Edition

Neuendorf, Klaus K.E.

QE5 .G66 2011

Including Students With Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes

Howard, Lori A. et al

Q181 .H695 2013

Inquiry-based Learning for Faculty and Institutional Development: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

Carfora, John M. et al (eds)

LB1027.23 .I57 2014

Learning to Teach Science Bundle: Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience

Toplis, Rob

Q181 .L497 2015

Manual of Mineralogy

Kelin, Cornelis, et al

QE372.K54 1999

Maximum LEGO EV3: Building Robots with Java Brains

Bagnall, Brian

TJ211.15 B33 2014

Ocean Worlds: The Story of Seas on Earth and Other Planets

Zalasiewicz, Jan et al

GC29 .Z35 2014

The Age of STEM: Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Freeman, Brigid et al (eds)

Q181 .A355 2015

The Creativity Crisis: Reinventing Science to Unleash Possibility

Ness, Roberta

Q172.5.C74 N473 2015

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Kolbert, Elizabeth

On Reserve

Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES

Langston, Nancy

RA1224.2 .L36 2010

Uncertainty and Graphing in Discovery Work: Implications for and Applications in STEM Education

Roth, Wolff-Michael

Q181 .R67 2014

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

Marzluff, John M.

QL677.5 .M38 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Faultline: Earthquake History and Science | Exploratorium

First mentioned in the April 21, 2006 Scout Report, and significantly revised and updated since, Faultline provides the history and science of earthquakes in an accessible fashion that is appropriate for elementary through high school students and fun for adults. The broad sections of the site remain the same as they were in 2006: Live Eye on the Earth, Great Shakes, Quake Basics, Damage Control, and Active Zone. However, the content has been reorganized and more modern media added. In Active Zone, there's a whole slew of media, from seismic podcasts to earthquake songs. A 40-second video, the same length as the San Francisco Earth Quake in 1906, shows how the buildings on Telegraph Hill shake in an earthquake, using the fun medium of jello sculture. If the link at Faultline doesn't launch, an alternate 2-minute version is provided by the artist who created the sculpture, Liz Hickok, at [DS]

Women in Science

This radio series is produced with the express purpose of getting women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. As the site notes, it's a great resource for students, teachers, parents, guidance counselors, organizational leaders, researchers, professors, or anyone  nterested in helping women pursue careers intechnical fields. Readers will find much of interest in features such as Her-Story: Then & Now, which profiles both historical and present-day female STEM pioneers. The Sounds of Progress, another feature, offers an eight-part documentary-style series that covers groundbreaking research, great women in science, and other topics. And this is just the beginning of what this fantastic site has to offer. [CNH]

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