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Jossey-Bass Teacher 5-12
The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
Cook Up Over 100 Hands-On Science Exhibits from Everyday Materials
The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
From the Teacher Institute of the famed Exploratorium in San Francisco comes a unique, hands-on activity book that provides instructions for creating junior versions, or "snacks," of many of the museum's amazing exhibits. Designed by science teachers, these snacks can be used as classroom demonstrations, labs, science projects, or just for fun. All of the projects are easy to build with common materials.
This new edition includes updated activities plus several new snacks, illustrations, references, tips from teachers, and correlations to national science standards.
Using The Exploratorium Science Snackbook as your guide, you can construct an anti-gravity mirror, create electrical "fleas," duck into a kaleidoscope, or build a bicycle wheel gyro. Discover how to create exhibits that explore the mysteries of:
Energy and matter
Light and color
Force and motion
Vision and perception
Sound and hearing
Praise for The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
"The revised edition of the Science Snackbook allows you to bring the fascination of the Exploratorium into your classroom. You and your students can construct classroom versions of some of the most successful Exploratorium exhibits. Your students' imaginations will take off as they begin with the guided inquiry suggestions and find more and more ways to investigate the science concepts."
Arthur Eisenkraft, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston; past president, National Science Teachers Association
"The activities in this book are not just a great set of investigations that encourages thought and problem solving for your students . . . it is a wonderful read. The anecdotal approach gives greater life to the content as well as enticing teachers to expand their repertoire and think and work outside the box with their students!"
Susan M. Pritchard, PhD, National Board certified, early adolescence/science middle school teacher, La Habra, California; online university instructor, San Diego, California
"A wonderful set of resources and references. The comprehensive list of places to shop for supplies immediately gave me ideas for creating and adapting snacks to my classroom."
Laura Reasoner Jones, school-based technology specialist, founder of GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science), Herndon, Virginia
"This new Snackbook is an all-you-can-eat buffet of delights from San Francisco's world-famous 'museum of awareness.' These ingenious recipes show you how to create an Exploratorium in your classroom, or even in your living room. Delicious, nutritious, and absolutely zero calories. Bon appétit!"
K.C. Cole, PhD, Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Author, Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up
The Exploratorium, established in 1969, is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Its hundreds of hands-on exhibits are designed to promote science discovery. www.exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute has brought science and math teachers from middle and high schools all over the country to workshops at the Exploratorium since 1986.
Many companies have adopted SharePoint (over 75 million licenses), and now they are looking at different ways in which they can leverage this core investment. This book is aimed at SharePoint developers who need to know the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services so they can effectively develop and deploy reports in SharePoint. SharePoint administrators will also use this book to learn how to set up SharePoint to use SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint integration mode. Finally, SQL Server administrators get the most out of configuring reporting services to run in SharePoint integration mode, and in many cases SharePoint administrators and SQL Server admins may be the same person.
This book illustrates the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS), specifically targeting its SharePoint integration mode. It covers not only topics relevant to any developer interested in creating quick and great looking reports using SSRS, it also goes into the specific nuances of using these reports in a SharePoint environment, including the special considerations when setting up SSRS to run specifically in SharePoint integration mode with WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007.
Professional SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Servicestakes the reader from the beginning stages of creating an environment that supports SSRS in SharePoint integration mode through the processes of planning, developing, and deploying reports to a SharePoint site. This book provides tips and tricks to get around some of the known limitations of the product when used in this fashion. It also helps the reader understand why SharePoint integration mode is preferable for SSRS when dealing with a SharePoint environment.
Some topics covered include:
Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
Setting up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007
Planning Your Report Project
An Overview of Business Intelligence Design Studio (BIDS) 2008
Intermediate Reporting Techniques
Advanced Reporting Techniques
Deploying to SharePoint 2007
Displaying your Report
Bringing it all together
Essential guide to developing and deploying high-profile reports in SharePoint
Build customized reports quickly and efficiently with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services for SharePoint sites and this unique guide. Developers, you'll learn report development and deployment; SharePoint or SQL Server Reporting Services administrators, you'll see how to leverage SharePoint to use SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode.
This valuable book walks users through the entire process: planning, developing, and deploying reports. You'll discover techniques, tricks, and workarounds that allow you to produce great-looking charts and reports for your SharePoint sites.
- SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is the customizable reporting solution for any developer using VB, C#, or ASP.NET who ties into SQL Server to build reports or generate data analysis; SharePoint is Microsoft's portal development platform and is central to the Microsoft Office and developer platform
- This book from an expert author team of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 developers covers not only topics relevant to developers, it also goes into the specific nuances of using these reports in a SharePoint environments, such as what to consider when setting up SSRS to run specifically in SharePoint integration mode with WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007
- Topics include introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services, setting up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007, planning your report project, an overview of Business Intelligence Design Studio (BIDS) 2008, intermediate and advanced reporting techniques, deploying to SharePoint 2007, displaying reports, and more
Discover new, efficient ways to leverage your core investment in SharePoint 2007 with this one-of-a-kind guide.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
SharePoint is first and foremost a web portal full of reportable data that offers numerous possibilities within an organization. With SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft offers its own server-based report generation software that is tightly integrated within the SQL Server infrastructure. Integrating SharePoint with SSRS allows the two technologies to create awe-inspiring reports that actively provide information to those who need it. This book walks you through the various challenges of combining SharePoint 2007 with SSRS 2008, and provides you with tips and tricks for handling the obstacles that you may face when attempting to develop reports in your SharePoint environment.
You'll discover the new features of SSRS 2008 while also learning helpful techniques for creating quick and engaging reports when using it. The author team explains special considerations you'll need to take into account when setting up SSRS to run in SharePoint integration mode with WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007. From the beginning stages of creating an environment that supports SSRS in SharePoint integration mode to the process of planning, developing, and deploying reports to a SharePoint site, this book clearly explains why SharePoint integration mode is ideal for SSRS when dealing with a SharePoint environment.
What you will learn from this book
The best way to set up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007
Best practices for effectively developing and deploying reports in SharePoint
Tips for creating your first report
Ways to configure reporting services to run in SharePoint integration mode
Various advanced reporting and deployment techniques
How to manage reports in SharePoint and use gauges in SharePoint dashboards
Who this book is for
This book is for SharePoint developers who want to know the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services so they can develop and deploy reports in SharePoint.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Kids and teachers can build their own science projects based on exhibits from San Francisco's premiere science museum
This revised and updated edition offers instructions for building junior versions, or "snacks," of the famed Exploratorium's exhibits. The snacks, designed by science teachers, can be used as demonstrations, labs, or as student science projects and all 100 projects are easy to build from common materials. The Exploratorium, a renowned hands-on science museum founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer, is noted for its interactive exhibits that richly illustrate scientific concepts and stimulate learning.
- Offers a step-by-step guide for building dynamic science projects and exhibits
- Includes tips for creating projects made from easy-to-assembly items
- Thoroughly revised and updated, including new "snacks," images, and references
About the Author
is the Director of Consulting Services and the Chief Solution Architect of Captaré Consulting, LLC. He has been architecting and implementing technology solutions for more than 10 years in both large, enterprise organizations and fast - growth midmarket firms. As a Software Engineer specializing in the .NET Framework and the Office Server System, specifically Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, he has extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting Internet solutions using Microsoft technologies. Coskun is a technology writer, blogger, and published author on Microsoft server products. His latest book which he co - authored with fellow SharePoint experts is Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Design
by Wrox Publishing. He also is a speaker who attends various community events both locally and internationally where he talks about SharePoint topics and his past and future engagements can be found at his blog, www.Share-PointCoskun.com . Coskun is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is also an MCTS for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Jacob J. Sanford is a senior consultant with Resolute Solutions Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a National Systems Integrator. He has been working with web application development using Microsoft technologies for more than 10 years, specializing in .NET solutions since the 1.0/1.1 Framework. Jacob is a frequent speaker at local and regional .NET and SharePoint events and is the creator of the Tallahassee SharePoint Experts Exchange for Developers (SPEED), a SharePoint User Group in Tallahassee, FL. He has written two previous books for Wrox Press: ASP.NET 2.0 Design (September 2007) and Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Design (September 2008). Jacob is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in the .NET Framework 2.0 (Web Applications) and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Customization and Configuration).
Reza Alirezaei is an independent consultant and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP with a focus on developing custom solutions with SharePoint, Office, Reporting Services, and the .NET platform. As a technical leader with more than 10 years of experience in software, he has helped many development teams architect and build large - scale, mission - critical applications. This former SQL Server Reporting Services MVP has been also nominated and awarded three times as one of the Top 20 Contributors to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Wiki since 2006. In addition to consulting, Reza is a SharePoint instructor and speaker. He speaks at many local and international conferences. Reza frequently blogs at http://blogs.devhorizon.com/reza and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services.
Chapter 2: Setting up SQL Server Reporting Services for SharePoint 2007.
Chapter 3: Planning Your Report Project.
Chapter 4: Overview of Business Intelligence Design Studio (BIDS) 2008.
Chapter 5: Creating Your First Report.
Chapter 6: Intermediate Reporting Techniques.
Chapter 7: Advanced Reporting Techniques.
Chapter 8: Deploying Reports to SharePoint.
Chapter 9: Advanced Deployment Techniques.
Chapter 10: Displaying Your Reports in SharePoint Integrated Mode.
Chapter 11: Managing Reports.
Chapter 12: Using Gauges in SharePoint Dashboards.