The Basalization of Science

Donna Dieckman
Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Schools

In the past 10 years a number of publishers have created books to complement hands-on science units or books that 'stand-in' for hands-on learning. In this session we examine these texts in terms of their content, coherence, readability, and notions of the nature of science they embody. These 'science readers' will be compared to trade books on the same topics and purchasing decisions undertaken by schools will be discussed.

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