Lessons for a Scientific Literature Review

Lessons for a Scientific Literature Review : Guiding the Inquiry

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Based on a collaborative inquiry-based project co-conducted and graded by science teachers and school librarians at Gill St Bernard's school, this book, presented in workshop format furnishes all the material necessary to enable school librarians and high school science teachers to collaboratively teach the important topic of how to perform and write up a scientific literature review. Students choose a topic of personal interest linked to their science class subject(s). The school librarian and science teachers instruct students in how to perform the necessary research and how to successfully integrate the new information into a final product. This book will present an overview of the project, including a discussion of the value of inquiry-based research, detailed project lessons, student assignments, and a concluding discussion of unit assessment. Grades 9-14.
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 215.39 x 275.08 x 11.43mm | 530.7g
  • Libraries Unlimited Inc
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables
  • 1591586844
  • 9781591586845
  • 3,354,844

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"This title is a worthwhile purchase if the library media specialists and science faculty members wish to pursue a mutually beneficial inquiry project. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
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About Virginia K. Kowalski

Randell K. Schmidt is Head Librarian at Gill St. Bernard's Upper School in Gladstone, New Jersey where she created and has co-taught the science research curriculum for a decade. As a teaching librarian, she had led workshops and professional development training in student scientific research and guided inquiry. A graduate of Hanover College in Indiana, she holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an MLS from Rutgers University.

Maureen M. Smyth is an instruction and research librarian for Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, New Jersey (NJ) and has served as a consulting school librarian at Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, NJ. Past professional experience includes 17 years in the archaeology and museums fields. As assistant director/curator at the Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, she developed numerous educational programs in collaboration with educators and librarians. A graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Archeology and Anthropology, she holds an MA in Archeology from Boston University and an MLIS from Rutgers University.

Virginia K. Kowalski is the Middle School Librarian and Upper School Reference Librarian at Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, New Jersey. She received both her B.A. and MLS from Rutgers University. In addition to assisting the Head Librarian in teaching the science research curriculum for the Upper School, she guides the 7th and 8th graders in several research projects each year. Virginia has also been active in workshops and professional development training which demonstrate the value of the guided-inquiry research process.
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