Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in the Sciences, 1st Edition

  • Carolyn Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 0313072183
  • ISBN-13: 9780313072185
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 339 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Presents numerous Web sites with primary source documents and authoritative data in all areas of science. Activities and questions are designed to motivate students to interact with the site, read and analyze the material, and draw their own conclusions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides in School Librarianship.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Acknowledgments, Permissions, and Dedications.
Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Eras.
"Hippocratic Oath" and "The Law of Hippocrates" (Fifth Century B.C.).
"On Experimental Science" Bacon, Roger (1268).
Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci (1469–1518).
"Dedication" to The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies Copernicus, Nicholaus (1543).
Seventeenth Century.
"Preface" to Novum Organum Bacon, Francis (1620).
Eighteenth Century.
The Linnean Correspondence (1735–78).
"Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences" Hume, David (1742).
"Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida … Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions …" Bartram, William (1791).
Nineteenth Century.
Journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1804–6).
Paper Dinosaurs: A Hypertext Catalog of Rare Documents (1824–1969).
"The Chemical History of a Candle: Lecture One" Faraday, Michael (1827).
Alfred Russel Wallace Web Site (1843–1913).
Excerpts from "Letter Concerning the Education of Women Physicians" Blackwell, Elizabeth (1851).
Excerpts from on the Growth of Plants in Closely Glazed Cases Ward, Nathaniel B. (1852).
Alexander Graham Bell Notebooks Project (1875–).
The Bible and Science (1889).
"On a New Radioactive Substance Contained in Pitchblende" Curie, Pierre and Curie, Marie S. (1898).
"Rays Emitted by Compounds of Uranium and of Thorium" Curie, Marie Sklodowska (1898).
Early Twentieth Century.
"Star Spectral Classification Chart" Annie Jump Cannon and Harvard University (1918–).
"What Is the Theory of Relativity?" Einstein, Albert (1919).
"On the Discovery of Radium" Curie, Marie (1921).
"My Acquaintance with Zoological Park Animals" Keller, Helen (1923).
"June Skies" Keller, Helen (1932).
Later Twentieth Century and Early Twenty-First Century.
"As We May Think" Bush, Vannevar (1945).
"A Proposal for a New Method of Evaluation of the Newborn Infant" Apgar, Virginia (1953).
"A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" Watson, J.D. and Crick, F.H.C. (1953).
"There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" Feynman, Richard P. (1959).
NASA Life Science Data Archive (1961–).
"The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Science" Pauling, Linus (1966).
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (1969–72).
"Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Damage Intensity Scale" Saffir, Herbert S. and Simpson, Robert H. (1971).
Sport Science Resources (1971–).
"Scientific Anomalies" in the Science Frontiers Digest Online (1976–99).
"Interview with Charles F. Richter" at the National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Web Site (1980).
"Origin of the Universe" Hawking, Stephen (1988).
"The Role of Doubt in Science" Feynman, Richard (1988).
"Paleobiology—In the News, Highlights, Subjects, and Links" at the National Museum of Natural History—Paleobiology Web Site of Smithsonian Institution Online (1990–).
"Botany for the New Millennium—The Practical" Christine Mlot, for the Botanical Society of America (1992).
Food Guide Pyramid (1992) and Dietary Guidelines for All Americans (1995) U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
International Crop Circle Database at Independent Research Centre for Unexplained Phenomena (1993–).
"The Science of Star Trek" Batchelor, David Allen (1993).
"International Code of Botanical Nomenclature" International Association for Plant Taxonomy (1994).
MuSICA—Music and Science Information Computer Archive (1994–) Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California at Irvine.
"Toward a World Strategy and Utilization of Our Natural Satellite: A Report" Meyer, Chuck (1994).
Excerpts from the Physics of Star Trek Krauss, Lawrence M. (1995).
"The Role of Planetariums in Astronomy Education" Manning, James G. (1995).
"Biospheric Theory and Report on Overall Biosphere 2 Design and Performance During Mission One, 1991–1993" Allen, John (1996).
Excerpts from Science as a Candle in the Dark Sagan, Carl (1996).
"Paleontology: The Window to Science Education" Stucky, Richard K. (1996).
"The Science of Archaeology" in What Is Archaeology? Society for American Archaeology, National Geographic Society, and the United States Department of the Interior (1996).
"An Inventor Never Grows Up" Margolin, George (1997).
BirdNet—The Ornithological Information Source The Ornithological Council (1997–).
"Consciousness and Neuroscience" Crick, Francis and Koch, Christof (1997).
"Foreword" by Michael Crichton to the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1997).
"Nutrition and Children: A Statement for Health Care Professionals" American Heart Association, Nutrition Committee (1997).
"Paleontology in the Twenty-First Century" Lane, H. Richard (1997).
"Vegetarian Diets: A Position Paper" American Dietetic Association (1997).
"Discovering Our Selves: The Science of Emotion" Gore, Tipper (1998).
Excerpts from "Keynote Speech at Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference on Healing Journeys" and Other Documents at IONS Online Mitchell, Edgar (1998–).
"First Educator Mission Specialist Astronaut Named" National Aeronautics and Space Administration, News Release (1998).
"Improving Public Understanding: Guidelines for Communicating the Emerging Science on Nutrition, Food Safety and Health" The Harvard School of Public Health and the International Food Information Council Foundation (1998).
"Learning from the Chimpanzees: A Message Humans Can Understand" Goodall, Jane (1998).
"Overleaf Introduction" by Sylvia Earle to Reefs at Risk (1998).
"Recommended Reading: Online Articles" for the Society for Scientific Exploration Young Investigators Program (1998–).
"Science in the New Millennium" Hawking, Stephen (1998).
"Space—Where Now, and Why?" Shoemaker, Carolyn (1998).
"Featured Health Articles" in the Guest Editors Column, The National Women's Health Information Center (1999–).
"Health Information Sheets" Young Women's Resource Center (1999–).
"Perspectives on the Past" Leakey, Meave (1999).
"Physical Activity and Health—Adolescents and Young Adults: A Report" Surgeon General of the United States (1999).
WebElements Winter, Mark (1999–).
Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000–).
Olympic Sports Technical Performance Rules and Glossary of Techniques United States Olympic Committee (USOC) (2000).
"Remarks on the Completion of the First Survey of the Entire Human Genome Project" Clinton, Bill, Blair, Tony, Collins, Francis, and Venter, Craig (2000).
"The Ultimate Field Trip: An Astronaut's View of Earth" Sullivan, Kathryn D. (2001).
"[NASA's First Science Officer] Writes Home about Life in Space" Whitson, Peggy (2002).
Scientists' Answers to the Hypothetical Question: "What Are the Pressing Scientific Issues for the Nation and the World, and What Is Your Advice on How I Can Begin to Deal with Them?" Twenty-First Century U.S. President (2003).
Appendixes—List of Sections.
Subject Guide to Primary Science Documents Online and Featured in This Book's Chapters.
Selected Internet Science Databases and Web Sites with Authoritative Data and Important Resources in the Sciences.
Other Special Online Science Resources.
Web Sites with Selected Resources from Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers.
Specific Science Web Directories and Selected Special Search Engines with Science Areas.
Web Sites and Particular Subject Web Directories with Science Connections.
Web Sites of Science Organizations with Special Opportunities for Students (Online and Offline).
Web Sites with "Ask a Scientist"; "Ask a Science Question"; Frequently Asked Questions and Previously Asked Questions, Plus Facts and Tips on Science Subjects.
Other Helpful and Interesting Science Web Sites.
Additional Web Sites Featuring Primary Science Documents and Authoritative Data of Note.
About the Author.