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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The accuracy of physical science books on the Outstanding Science Trade Books list
by Short, Trina L., M.Ed., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010, 57; 1477198
Abstract (Summary)

Each year the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council publish a list of the Outstanding Science Trade Books. This study examined the elementary- and intermediate-level physical science books released during the last 10 years to determine their accuracy as compared to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's benchmarks. Of the 17 books in the study, 8 were determined completely accurate compared to the standards, another 8 were at least 90% accurate, and only one book was less than 90% accurate. Other non-benchmark related errors were found in 16 of the 17 books, though most were minor.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Liu, Xiufeng
Commitee: Triggle, David J.
School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Department: Learning and Instruction
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 48/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Elementary education, Science education
Keywords: Accuracy, Books, Outstanding, Physical, Science, Trade
Publication Number: 1477198
ISBN: 978-1-124-03454-6
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