(2009). "The Free Dictionary." Retrieved July 20, 2009, from http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/.
Although with the explosion in technology there are numerous electronic reference sites, this dictionary is an instrument that needs to be part of every teachers' and students' toolbox. Great photographs, hyperlinks and diagrams make this a must have resource.
Barham, P. (2001). The Science Of Cooking. Berlin ; New York, Springer.
So you thought that it could not be done. You are wrong and this book proves it. Yes, you can teach all the science that you need to cover as part of your science curriculum when you include many of the activities and content included in this must have resource.
Brown, T. L., H. E. LeMay, et al. (2000). Chemistry: The Central Science. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall.
As a chemistry text book, I like the clear samples that the first couple of chapters have to offer to the reader. A great resource for new teachers to the field of chemistry.
Carr, J., U. Sexton, et al. (2007). Making Science Accessible To English Learners: A Guidebook For Teachers. San Francisco, CA, WestEd.
This book is a must read for anyone having English Language Learners in their classrooms, regardless of the content area. Although initially designed with middle school and high school science teachers in mind, the framework, theory and strategies presented throuout the book make it a necessary resource for any teacher, regardless of the content area they teach.
Cresswell, S. E. (1998). Homemade Root Beer, Soda, & Pop. Pownal, Vt., Storey Books.
Anything and everything that you wanted to know about home brewing! This book contains an extensive collection of recipes taken from old cooking books and journals. Great resource for the teacher but not necessarely for students given the inclusion of beer making.
Education, C. S. D. o. (2008). "Introduction to Connecicut's Social Studies Framework." from http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/socialstudies/ssfrmwkchrt_11_25_08.pdf.
This is the document to check if you need to know which are the latest changes to the social studies framewoks and standards at the CT State Department of Education level. They are broken down by strand and grade level.
Education, C. S. D. o. (March 2009). "Connecticut Prekindergarten-Grade 8 Science Curriculum Standards Including Grade-Level Expectations." from http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/science/PK8_sciencecurriculumstandards2009.pdf.
These are the most up-to-date science standards for grades K-8 for the state of Connecticut. There has been some significant changes made both to grade and content standards.
Gardner, R. and B. G. Conklin (2004). Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using French Fries, Gumdrops, Soap, And Other Organic Stuff. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers.
This is a great collection of science fair experiments related to food that anyone can replicate! The experiments are based on organic chemistry and range from chromatography to polymers and plastics. There is a complete chapter on organic chemistry in the kitchen that explores different leavening agents such as baking power and yeast.
McGee, H. (2004). On Food And Cooking : The Science And Lore Of The Kitchen. New York, Scribner.
This has to be the most concise yet extensive reference of food and cooking. If you do not get to see any other resource in this reference list, make this the one to read. Not only because of the clarity in which is written but because of the range of topics it covers. Great illustrations and tables.
Sherman, F. (1998). An Introduction to the Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Stamets, P. (2009). "Indoor Mushroom Patch." Retrieved July 15, 2009, from http://www.fungi.com/kits/indoor.html.
This site provides the user with access to the finest mushrooms and related products and resources. A great site to purchase organic mushroom kits that can be used as a springboard to yeast and mold microorganisms.
Sulllivan, J. (2006). "Cells Alive." Retrieved July 18, 2009, from http://www.cellsalive.com/.
This site includes an extensive video and computer-enhanced collections of images that can be used to explore the cell cycle and its make up. Concepts related to the different phases of mitosis and meiosis are clearly explained and demonstrated through colorful interacting graphics and images.
Therrien, R. (2009). "New Haven Science." Retrieved July 20, 2009, from http://www.newhavenscience.org/.
If you teach science in New Haven this is the ultimate site to visit. It contains the most up-to-date information on frameworks, standards, curriculum, and the citywide science fair. Additionally, it includes multiple professional development resources and links.