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Bill Robertson
bill robertson author Bill Robertson is a science education writer who writes, reviews and edits science materials, and conducts teacher in-service workshops at school districts around the country. Bill is a former college physics instructor who became involved in research in cognitive science and human learning. He has published articles on conceptual understanding in physics, constructivism, and the Learning Cycle. He began writing and conceptualizing K-8 science curriculum for Biological Sciences Curriculum Study in 1987.

After five years with BSCS, Bill performed the same duties with the US Space Foundation and then began working with the Wild Goose Company, helping schools incorporate Wild Goose materials, revising many of their teacher resources, helping conceptualize and write award-winning science kits, and performing teacher workshops across the country.

Bill is now an independent contractor and author of the NSTA Press best-selling and award-winning series, Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. Bill also writes a monthly column for the magazine Science and Children. He is a work-at-home dad with one child in college and another in high school. Both apparently have a new-found appreciation for the fact that their dad can help them with their studies. Bill’s wife has a real job and is the main bread-winner in the family. Bill has a Master's degree in physics from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Colorado.

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