Academic journal article Science Scope

Behold the Ostrich

Academic journal article Science Scope

Behold the Ostrich

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Behold the Ostrich By Brian Murfin. $24.40. 216 pp. CreateSpace. 2013. ISBN: 9781469904306.

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The key to improving science literacy in our society is good science teaching at the middle and high school levels. However, science teachers can only be effective if they are well trained, have a real interest in and knowledge of science, and are prepared for the day-to-day reality of teaching in today's often poorly equipped classrooms. This self-published book provides great examples of how one passionate science educator engaged his students.

The author uses his years of experience as a science teacher to illustrate how to take advantage of everyday opportunities to teach science. For example, the book's title comes from his experience at a school in Africa that found itself with a dead ostrich. The entire school dropped its planned lessons and took on the task of dissecting the ostrich and built the day's lessons around the animal's anatomy and physiology. …

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