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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 Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Carter, Jimmy

HQ1236 .C375 2014

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

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

Morris, Andrew

Q181 .M875 2015

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

Life of Fred Beginning Algebra

Schmidt, Stanley F.

QA154.2 .S35 2014

Maximum LEGO EV3: Building Robots with Java Brains

Bagnall, Brian

TJ211.15 B33 2014

Really Big Numbers

Schwartz, Richard Evan

513.S951r 2014 (Young People's)

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

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

Understanding Geometric Algebra: Hamilton, Grassmann, and Clifford for Computer Vision and Graphics

Kanatani, Kenichi

QA199 .K36 2015

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

Marzluff, John M.

QL677.5 .M38 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Multimedia Studios: The Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an "online, free to use physics website developed for beginning physics students and their teachers." The entire project was created by a high school physics educator from Glenview, Illinois; this section of the website, the Multimedia Studios, features a number of helpful resources, including dozens of simple, informative multimedia presentations. For instance, under the category 1-Dimensional Kinetics, readers will find explanations of Average vs. Instantaneous Speed or Acceleration vs. Constant Velocity, each with their own explanatory graphic. Other categories include Newton's Laws, Vectors and Projectiles, Momentum and Collisions, Work and Energy, Circular, Satellite, and Rotational Motion. [CNH]

European Space Agency: Planck

The mission of the Plank space observatory included a number of fascinating goals, such as measuring the amount of dark matter in the universe, testing theories of inflation, studying the origins of the universe, and examining the material composition of other galaxies. In short, Planck used highly sensitive instruments to observe the cosmic microwave background, which "preserves a picture of the Universe as it was about 380,000 years after the Big Bang, and can reveal the initial conditions for the evolution of the Universe." Readers can find much to explore on this page of the European Space Agency website, including excellent information in the About Planck tab. The Microwave Universe, The Spacecraft, The Mission, and a host of amazing images and videos housed under the Multimedia tab round out the site. [CNH]

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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