Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists (Kindle Single) (TED Books Book 29) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top Customer Reviews
The system is broken.
If you're a parent, teacher, student, or human you need to understand the message in Save Our Science and do something to fix it. We're failing our current and future generations, but all hope is not lost. Ms. Ramirez has a plan and we'll do well to embrace and tinker with it.
"Save Our Science" is an inspirational plea to a new vision of science education in the United States. Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D., makes the persuasive plea for a science education that stresses creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. Doctor Ramirez is a staunch advocate of science and educating the public at large. This stimulating 66-page book covers many topics on how to improve science education.
1. Engaging, inspirational tone.
2. An important topic in the hands of a gifted scientist and educator.
3. The inspirational plea for improved science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
4. Interesting facts. "It has been predicted that in the U.S., the growth of STEM-related jobs will nearly double the number of non-STEM jobs from 2008 to 2018, at a rate of 17 percent."
5. Good use of charts to illustrate points.
6. The alarming decline of science. Bad politics that hurt our science education.
7. Interesting history. "Getting STEM back on track wasn't easy then, but we did it because we were inspired by President John Kennedy's famous words when he reaffirmed a desire to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s."
8. Girls and science. Interesting insights and debunking myths.
9. Race and science. A sensitive topic handled with mastery.
10. Practical recommendations that resonate. "Standardized testing teaches skills that are counter to skills needed for the future, such as curiosity, problem solving, and having a healthy relationship with failure."
11. Failure in science, or is it?
12. The importance of making STEM fun. Practical advice for educators. Embracing new technology.
13. Promoting science.
14. Everyday activities broken out by categories.
15. Endnotes provided.
1. Endnotes not linked.
2. No formal bibliography.
3. Some minor formatting issues.
In summary, an inspirational plea that resonates. Dr. Ramirez makes a very strong and compelling case to improve STEM. She provides practical advice for educators and makes this a worthwhile and stimulating Kindle Single. I recommend it!
Further recommendations: "Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere (Kindle Single)" by Will Richardson, "Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy" by Robert M. Hazen "Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America" by Shawn Lawrence, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies" by Sherry Seethaler, "For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics" by Walter Lewin, and "Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience" by Kendrick Frazier.
Strongly recommended for all parents and educators.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Education & Teaching > Schools & Teaching > Curriculum & Lesson Plans > Curricula
- Books > Education & Teaching > Schools & Teaching > Curriculum & Lesson Plans > STEM Education
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Education & Reference
- Kindle Store > Kindle Singles > Essays & Ideas
- Kindle Store > Kindle Singles > The Sciences
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Education & Teaching > Teacher Resources > Curricula