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Alberta Science Education Journal Vol 46 No 1 September 2019

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Alberta Science Education Journal Vol 43 No 1 June 2013

Alberta Science Education Journal Vol 42 No 2 July 2012

Vol. 42, No. 1 December 2011 (PDF, 2.3 MB)


  • Right Time, Wrong Place? Teaching About Climate Change in Alberta Schools
  • The Role of Educators in Increasing Public Certainty in Climate Change Science
  • Using Climate Change to Create Rich Contexts for Physics and Chemistry Education
  • Why Scientific Literacy Must Be a Focus of Science Education
  • Nature of Science or Nature of Reality: What is the Purpose of Science Education?
  • Usefulness of Nature of Science, Socioscientific Issues and Argumentation in Achieving Scientific Literacy
  • Who are these Scientist People Anyway?  Student Images of Scientists and Ways to Broaden Them
  • Millsap and the Psychosexual Equivalent of Heat
Vol. 41, No. 1 January 2011 (PDF, 1.1MB)

Special Issue:  More CRYSTAL-Alberta

  • From Indigenous Science Examples to Indigenous Science Perspectives
  • Using Adapted Primary Literature to Teach High School Science
  • Teaching Scientific Inquiry Using Science Trade Books
  • Visualization in Science Education
  • Fostering Scientific Vocabulary Learning: A Closer Look at Science Trade Books in K-6 Classrooms
  • Concepts of Evidence in High School Chemistry Textbooks

Vol. 40 No. 2, December 2009 (PDF, 3.1 MB)

  • An Evolutionary Approach to Assessing Online Learning
  • Constructivism in Professional Development: A Case for Capacity Building
  • The ALTA Cosmic Ray Project - Lessons Learned
  • Teaching and Learning Technological Problem-Solving Skills
  • Personal Assistants
  • A Few Basic Principles about Comfort and Natural Climatization in Buildings
  • Millsap, the Fitness Buff

Vol. 40 No. 1, September 2009 (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Special Issue:  CRYSTAL-Alberta

  • Using Applets to Teach Modern Physics
  • Information to Go:  How High School Students Find Information
  • Hybrid Adapted Primary Literature:  A Strategy to Support Elementary Students in Reading about Scientific Inquiry
  • Classroom Chemistry: Considering Small, Unseen Particles

Vol. 39 No. 2, March 2009 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Special Issue:  More Research and Writing in Science Education of Interest to Those New in the Profession

  • Procedural Knowledge Versus Conceptual Knowledge: Exploring Student Understanding of Voltaic Cells
  • Why Analogical Reasoning Deserves a Central Place in the Science Classroom and Beyond
  • Support Leadership and Reflection to support Multicultural Approaches in Science Education
  • The Science of Space: Creating a Classroom Culture for Science Learning
  • Tell Me What you Know: Learning to Write in Science

Vol. 39 No. 1, February 2008 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Problem Solving Through Technology
  • Scientific Ethics and Authorship of Scientific Papers
  • From Physics to the Bomb
  • Millsap and the God Particle
  • Millsap and the Grumpy Physicist
Vol. 38 No. 2, December 2007 (PDF, 699 KB)

Special Issue: Research and Writing in Science Education of Interest to Those New to the Profession

  • Research and Representations of Inquiry in Science Teaching and Learning
  • Distinguishing Inquiry from Design in Children's Nonfiction Science Trade Books
  • Supporting Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom: The Role of Scientific Argument
  • Searching for a Science Motive: Community, Imagery and Agency
  • Scaffolding Students Toward Self-Directed Science Inquiry Projects

Vol. 38 No. 1, November 2006 (PDF, 275 KB)


  • Interactive Starters and Closures for Deep Learning
  • Will an Improved Understanding of Nature of Science (NOS) Improve Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy in Science Teaching? A Call for Research
  • Three Classroom Strategies for Teaching About the Nature of Science
  • Argument and Conceptual Change
  • Professional Development in Elementary Science: New Conversations Guiding New Approaches in Teachers' Work and Learning
  • Predatory Academics
  • Millsap and the "Ninth" Planet

Vol. 37, No. 2, February 2006 (PDF, 583 KB)


  • Using Computers to Evaluate Teachers' Understanding of Physics Concepts
  • Science and Religion: A New Dialogue?
  • Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric: A Centenary Overview
  • The Past and the Future of Elementary Science Curriculum in Alberta
  • Electricity
  • Approaches to Reciprocal Teaching in Science Education: A Questions-Based Approach

 Vol. 37, No. 1, March 2005 (PDF, 903 KB)

Bertram Millsap Series Reprints


  • A New Scientific Skill
  • With or Without Cream
  • Serendipity
  • Irrelevancies
  • Fire at the Millsap Residence
  • The Millsap Meterorite Residence
  • The Millsap Meteorite
  • Can You Hear the Northern Lights?
  • Rainbows
  • Twenty Minutes of My Time
  • Skipping Stones and Space Shuttles
  • Relativity Disproved
  • Physicists are Arrogant?

 Vol. 36 No. 2, September 2004 (PDF, 617 KB)

Special Issue: Physics Education


  • The Unpopularity of Physics
  • A New Perspective for Teaching Physics in the 21st Century
  • Disadvantages of Traditional Physics Teaching and a New Way to Teach Problem Solving for Conceptual Understanding
  • Engagement Enhances Interest in Physics
  • Is Conceptual Change in Science Possible?
  • Obsession with g: A Metacognitive Reflection on a Laboratory Episode
  • How to Make the Teaching of Heat Transfer More Effective
  • Reflection on Learning About Forces
  • Helping Students Understand the Particulate Nature of Matter