The following is a list of books, websites and materials that can be used to support this workshop. You are encouraged to add your own resources.


Title and Author
Science Curriculum Topic Study
Page Keeley

"CTS guides do the groundwork for the busy educator, providing a one-page study guide to relevant results from an enormous range of readings vetted in advance and organized for each topic." (p. 4)
"the trends in teacher professional development indicate that more and more teachers want learning opportunities that focus directly on their practice: the content they teach and how best to teach it."
(p. 90)
Making Sense of Secondary Science
Rosalind Driver
"Teachers who are aware of the importance of identifying students' potential misconceptions as a way to bridge students' ideas with correct scientific ones have found this book to be one of the most powerful resources in the CTS collection." (SCTS p. 26) Note: "Secondary science is a term used in the United Kingdom to describe grade levels beyond early primary grades." (p. 5 - Uncovering Student Ideas in Science - Volume 1)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Vol. 1
Page Keeley
13: 978-0-87355-255-4
the assessment probes contained in this and each of the other volumes are "designed to elicit students' thinking about specific ideas in science." (p. x) they were not designed to be used for summative assessment but rather to inform instruction. "They are assessments for learning, not assessments of learning.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Vol. 2
Page Keeley
This volume contains 25 additional probes. Volume 2 "focuses on ways to use formative assessment to teach for conceptual change." (p. xi) It also "describes the link between formative assessment and instruction and suggests ways to embed probes in your teaching." (Vol. 3 - p. x)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Vol. 3
Page Keeley
13: 978-1-93353-124-3
Volume 3 "describe how you can use the probes and student work to deepen your understanding of teaching and learning. Each probe is accompanied by an extensive Teacher Notes section that clarifies the probe and can be used to improve teachers' content knowledge of fundamental ideas in science as well as increase their knowledge of appropriate curricular emphasis and pedagogical implications." (Vol. 3 - p. x)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Vol. 4
Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel
In Volume 4, the focus is on the ways to balance formative assessment with summative assessment. "As the interest in formative assessment has skyrocketed and has become more prominent in local, state and national efforts to improve science learning, the term formative assessment is being "hijacked" in the name of more practice for test taking." (Vol. 4 - p. x)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Vol. 1
Page Keeley and Rand Harrington
This book contains 45 probes on force and motion for a variety of grade levels. Section 1 describes Motion and Position, Section 2, Forces and Newton's Laws, and Section 3, Mass, Weight, Gravity and Other Topics. This book is the first in an anticipated five-volume series. The topics of the four volumes to come will be electricity and magnetism, energy, sound and light, and matter. (Vol. 1 - p. xii)
Science Formative Assessment - 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Page Keeley
This book describes 75 different techniques for using formative assessment. They are designed to allow formative assessment to become seamlessly integrated into the process of instruction and learning. Teachers are encouraged to make sure that the "FACT" is a good match to the specific content targeted, the needs and styles of the teacher, and the types of students in the class." (p. 31)
Making Science Mentors - A 10-Session Guide for Middle Grades
Bernie Zubrowski, et. al
Developed under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the principles of this guide's procedures and materials were field-tested with 50 mentors and new teachers in a variety of middle schools. Includes lesson plans, a planning and observation protocol, handouts and citations, and video clips on DVD that show middle grades science classrooms and teacher mentoring.
Science Matters - Achieving Scientific Literacy
Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil
This book present the basic ideas and principles of science that are fundamental to cultural literacy. This is revised and expanded edition of the book that was first published two years ago.