Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-Based Success Stories


Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-Based Success Stories



Editor, Robert E. Yager. Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Peter Veronesi and alumnus Karl Biedlingmaier: Stop talking, start listening : turning didactic science teaching on its head.

In this collection of 15 essays, educators describe successful programs they’ve developed to fulfill the National Science Education Standards’ vision for the reform of teaching, assessment, professional development, and content at the high school level. All the visions correspond with the Less Emphasis and More Emphasis conditions that conclude each section of the Standards, characterizing what most teachers and programs should do less of as well as describing the changes needed if real reform is to occur. It ends with a summary chapter by editor Robert Yager on successes and continuing challenges in meeting the Standards’ visions for improving high school science. As Yager notes, “The exemplary programs described in this monograph give inspiration while also providing evidence that the new directions are feasible and worth the energy and effort needed for others to implement changes.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, c2005.

xiv, 191 p. : illustrations ;2 6 cm.

Series: The exemplary science monograph series




Education and Human Development


Located in Drake Library at: Q181 .E85 2005

CONTENTS: Visions for Improving High School Science -- It's the "Little Things" That Can Change the Way You Teach -- Technology and Cooperative Learning: The IIT Model for Teaching Authentic Chemistry Curriculum Therese Forsythe Inquiring Minds Want to Know All about Detergent Enzymes? -- Teaching Ecology by Evolving and Revolving -- Biomedical Engineering and Your High School Science Classroom: Challenge-Based Curriculum that Meets the NSES Standards -- RIP-ing Away Barriers To Science Education: Inquiry Through The Research Investigation Process -- Modeling: Changes in Traditional Physics Instruction -- Guided by the Standards: Inquiry and Assessment in Two Rural and Urban Schools -- The View from One Classroom -- Sing and Dance Your way to Science Success -- Student Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy -- Teacher Action Research on Interactive Lectures: Engaging All Students in Verbal Give-and-Take -- Stop Talking, Start Listening: Turning Didactic Science Teaching On Its Head / Peter Veronesi and Karl Biedlingmaier -- The Sky's The Limit: A More Emphasis Approach to the Study of Meteorology -- Bust that Castle Wall! -- Successes And Continuing Challenges: Meeting the NSES Visions for Improving Science in High Schools.

Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-Based Success Stories