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Physics Of Sound – Recommended Books

FOSS has developed a list of recommended resources for each module. These resources include listings for nonfiction and fiction books for students, resource books for teachers, websites, images, videos, and local resources that extend the hands-on science activities in each module.
Resources intended for teachers only are labeled with yellow: Teacher-only Resource
Resources intended for students are labeled in blue: Student Resource
Books: Non-Fiction
Some of these resources may be out-of-print, either permanently or for a short time while they are being reprinted. These resources have been included here because they are still good extensions (some classic) to the FOSS modules and courses. If you can't find them for purchase, check your local library or try searching one of the used book sites available online.

We also provide printable lists of the recommended books for all Next Generation and Third Edition K-5 modules on the Science-Centered Language Development information page under the Teaching Tools menu.
101 Things Everyone Should Know about Science
Grade Level:  3-12Author:  Dia Michels and Nathan LevyPublisher:  Science Naturally!Year:  2006ISBN:  0-9678020-5-9Description:  101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science uses a question-and answer format to entice the reader into learning more about key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth, and general science. This book is perfect for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how science impacts everyday life. Some questions include "Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder?" "What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun?" "Why do we put salt on roads when they are icy?"
Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Series)
Grade Level:  3-9Author:  Emily SohnIllustrator:  Cynthia Martin/ Anne TimmonsPublisher:  Capstone PressYear:  2007ISBN:  978-0-7368-6836-5Description:  Max Axiom is a super-cool-scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max demonstrates and explains the science of sound.
Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass: Projects and Activities on the Science of Music and Sound
Grade Level:  3-6Author:  Alex SabbethIllustrator:  Laurel AielloPublisher:  Jossey-BassYear:  1997ISBN:  0-471-15675-2Description:  Projects and activities present the science of sound and music, including how sound is made, how the ears hear sound, and how different musical instruments are made.
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low
Grade Level:  K-3Author:  Natalie M. RosinskyIllustrator:  Matthew JohnPublisher:  Picture Window BooksYear:  2002ISBN:  1-404-80016-6Description:  Vivid illustrations and clear, simple text explore the amazing science of sounds, including echoes, eardrums, vibrations, and volume. Includes a glossary, activities, and fun facts.
Sounds All Around
Grade Level:  K-2Author:  Wendy PfefferIllustrator:  Holly KellerPublisher:  HarperYear:  1998ISBN:  0-064-45177-1Description:  This informative concept book provides clear explanations about sounds and hearing. It describes sound waves, how bones help us hear, and how animals hear.
The Magic School Bus In The Haunted Museum
Grade Level:  2-4Author:  Joanna ColeIllustrator:  Joel SchickPublisher:  ScholasticYear:  1995ISBN:  0-590-48412-5Description:  Ms. Frizzle's class goes to a concert at a sound museum.
The Role of Public Policy in K—12 Science Education
Author:  George E. DeBoer, editorPublisher:  AAAS Project 2061 (Research in Science Education Series)Year:  2011Description:  

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Linda De Lucchi and Larry Malone, co-directors of the FOSS Project, have co-written a chapter entitled "The Effect of Educational Policy on Curriculum Development: A Perspective from the Lawrence Hall of Science" as part of this publication. The goal of this volume of Research in Science Education is to examine the relationship between science education policy and practice and the special role that science education researchers play in influencing policy. It has been suggested that the science education research community is isolated from the political process, pays little attention to policy matters, and has little influence on policy. But to influence policy, it is important to understand how policy is made and how it is implemented. This volume sheds light on the intersection between policy and practice through both theoretical discussions and practical examples.

This book was written primarily about science education policy development in the context of the highly decentralized educational system of the United States. But, because policy development is fundamentally a social activity involving knowledge, values, and personal and community interests, there are similarities in how education policy gets enacted and implemented around the world.

This volume is meant to be useful to science education researchers and to practitioners such as teachers and administrators because it provides information about which aspects of the science education enterprise are affected by state, local, and national policies. It also provides helpful information for researchers and practitioners who wonder how they might influence policy. In particular, it points out how the values of people who are affected by policy initiatives are critical to the implementation of those policies.

Trees to Paper (How Things Are Made)
Grade Level:  K-2Author:  Inez SnyderPublisher:  ScholasticYear:  2003ISBN:  0-516-24356-XDescription:  Simple words and photographs show the steps involved in making paper.
Books: Fiction
Some of these resources may be out-of-print, either permanently or for a short time while they are being reprinted. These resources have been included here because they are still good extensions (some classic) to the FOSS modules and courses. If you can't find them for purchase, check your local library or try searching one of the used book sites available online.
The Listening Walk
Grade Level:  K-2Author:  Paul ShowersIllustrator:  AlikiPublisher:  HarperYear:  1993ISBN:  0-064-43322-6Description:  A young girl, her father, and their dog take a quiet walk through the neighborhood. They identify a variety of sounds, including lawn sprinklers, a baby crying, and a woman clicking in high heels.