APPENDIX A: PUBLISHERS AND SUPPLIERS

Appendix A provides names, addresses, and phone and fax numbers for the publishers and suppliers of books and materials annotated in this guide. The list is arranged alphabetically.

Some companies distribute print publications and curriculum materials or science apparatus as well, and some only one or the other of these categories. Before placing an order, readers should contact the publishers or suppliers directly for current ordering information (including shipping charges).

In compiling the guide, every effort was made to provide accurate, up-to-date bibliographic information. Annually updated information can be found in directories such as NSTA Science Education Suppliers (see 7.21), or in standard references such as Books in Print at local libraries or bookstores.

The annotations in this guide provide International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), when those were assigned, to help readers obtain commercially distributed materials. Some publishers use their own catalog numbers, however, so publishers should be consulted before ordering an item.

Readers are urged to seek out local sources for commercial products and recycled materials. They may also want to contact the new suppliers that are continually opening their doors.

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Education Department

1333 H St., NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-6605

Fax: (202) 371-9849

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Project on Science, Technology, and Disability

1333 H St., NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-6630

Fax: (202) 371-9849

Acorn Naturalists

17300 E. 17th St.

Suite J-236

Tustin, CA 92680

(800) 422-8886

Fax: (800) 452-2802

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

School Services

One Jacob Way

Reading, MA 01867

(800) 552-2259

Fax: (800) 333-3328

AIMS Education Foundation

P.O. Box 8120

Fresno, CA 93747-8120

(209) 255-4094

Fax: (209) 255-6396

Air and Waste Management Association

Public Education Programs

One Gateway Center

3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 232-3444

Fax: (412) 232-3450

Allyn and Bacon

(See Prentice Hall/Allyn and Bacon)

Alpha Publishing Company

1910 Hidden Point Rd.

Annapolis, MD 21401-9720

(800) 842-6696

Fax: (410) 757-7868

American Chemical Society

(To order periodicals)

P.O. Box 3337

Columbus, Ohio 43210

(800) 333-9511

Fax: (614) 447-3671

American Forest Foundation

1111 19th St., NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 463-2462

Fax: (202) 463-2461

American Water Works Association

Member Services

6666 W. Quincy Ave.

Denver, CO 80235

(800) 926-7337

Fax: (303) 347-0804

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

1259 No. Pitt St.

Alexandria, VA 22314-1403

(703) 549-9110

Fax: (703) 549-3891

Association of Science-Technology Centers

1025 Vermont Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 783-7200

Fax: (202) 783-7207

Beech Tree Books

William Morrow and Company

1350 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

(800) 843-9389

Fax: (201) 227-6849

R. R. Bowker

P.O. Box 31

New Providence, NJ 07974

(800) 521-8110

Fax: (908) 665-6688

BP International

(See Chemical Industry Education Centre)

California Academy of Sciences

Department of Educational Media

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 750-7114

Fax: (415) 750-7346

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

1601 Exposition Blvd., FB 16

Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 942-4380

Fax: (916) 923-5318



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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science APPENDIX A: PUBLISHERS AND SUPPLIERS Appendix A provides names, addresses, and phone and fax numbers for the publishers and suppliers of books and materials annotated in this guide. The list is arranged alphabetically. Some companies distribute print publications and curriculum materials or science apparatus as well, and some only one or the other of these categories. Before placing an order, readers should contact the publishers or suppliers directly for current ordering information (including shipping charges). In compiling the guide, every effort was made to provide accurate, up-to-date bibliographic information. Annually updated information can be found in directories such as NSTA Science Education Suppliers (see 7.21), or in standard references such as Books in Print at local libraries or bookstores. The annotations in this guide provide International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), when those were assigned, to help readers obtain commercially distributed materials. Some publishers use their own catalog numbers, however, so publishers should be consulted before ordering an item. Readers are urged to seek out local sources for commercial products and recycled materials. They may also want to contact the new suppliers that are continually opening their doors. AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Education Department 1333 H St., NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 326-6605 Fax: (202) 371-9849 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Project on Science, Technology, and Disability 1333 H St., NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 326-6630 Fax: (202) 371-9849 Acorn Naturalists 17300 E. 17th St. Suite J-236 Tustin, CA 92680 (800) 422-8886 Fax: (800) 452-2802 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company School Services One Jacob Way Reading, MA 01867 (800) 552-2259 Fax: (800) 333-3328 AIMS Education Foundation P.O. Box 8120 Fresno, CA 93747-8120 (209) 255-4094 Fax: (209) 255-6396 Air and Waste Management Association Public Education Programs One Gateway Center 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 232-3444 Fax: (412) 232-3450 Allyn and Bacon (See Prentice Hall/Allyn and Bacon) Alpha Publishing Company 1910 Hidden Point Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401-9720 (800) 842-6696 Fax: (410) 757-7868 American Chemical Society (To order periodicals) P.O. Box 3337 Columbus, Ohio 43210 (800) 333-9511 Fax: (614) 447-3671 American Forest Foundation 1111 19th St., NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 463-2462 Fax: (202) 463-2461 American Water Works Association Member Services 6666 W. Quincy Ave. Denver, CO 80235 (800) 926-7337 Fax: (303) 347-0804 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 1259 No. Pitt St. Alexandria, VA 22314-1403 (703) 549-9110 Fax: (703) 549-3891 Association of Science-Technology Centers 1025 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 783-7200 Fax: (202) 783-7207 Beech Tree Books William Morrow and Company 1350 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 (800) 843-9389 Fax: (201) 227-6849 R. R. Bowker P.O. Box 31 New Providence, NJ 07974 (800) 521-8110 Fax: (908) 665-6688 BP International (See Chemical Industry Education Centre) California Academy of Sciences Department of Educational Media Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 750-7114 Fax: (415) 750-7346 California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom 1601 Exposition Blvd., FB 16 Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 942-4380 Fax: (916) 923-5318

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Cambridge University Press (Distribution Center for curriculum units from Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, and Melbourne, Australia) 110 Midland Ave. Port Chester, NY 10573-4930 (914) 937-9600 Fax: (914) 937-4712 Carolina Biological Supply Company 2700 York Rd. Burlington, NC 27215 (800) 334-5551 Fax: (800) 222-7112 Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company P.O. Box 35665 Greensboro, NC 27425-5665 (800) 321-0943 Fax: (800) 535-2669 CESI (See Council for Elementary Science International) Chemical Industry Education Centre University of York Heslington, York YO1 5DD United Kingdom 011-44-1904-432600 Fax: 011-44-1904-432605 Children's Book Council 568 Broadway Suite 404 New York, NY 10012 (212) 966-1990 Fax: (212) 966-2073 Children's Television Workshop (For Kid City) P.O. Box 53349 Boulder, CO 80322-3349 (800) 678-0613 Children's Television Workshop (For 3-2-1 Contact) P.O. Box 53051 Boulder, CO 80322-3051 (800) 678-0613 Cobblestone Publishing 7 School St. Peterborough, NH 03458 (603) 924-7209 Fax: (603) 924-7380 College of William and Mary, Center for Gifted Education 232 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185 (804) 221-2362 Fax: (804) 221-2184 The Communication Project (See Scholastic Canada) Cornell University Instructional Materials Service Department of Education 420 Kennedy Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 (607) 255-1837 Fax: (607) 255-7905 Corwin Press 2455 Teller Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (805) 499-0721 Fax: (805) 499-0871 Council for Elementary Science International (CESI) c/o Dr. John Penick, Publications, Coordinator 789 Van Allen Iowa City, IA 52242 (319) 335-1183 Fax: (319) 335-1188 The Cousteau Society 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 402 Chesapeake, VA 23320 (804) 523-9335 Fax: (804) 523-2747 Creative Publications 5623 W. 115th St. Worth, IL 60482 (800) 624-0822 Fax: (800) 624-0821 Creative Ventures P.O. Box 2286 West Lafayette, IN 47906 Cuisenaire Company of America 10 Bank St. P.O. Box 5026 White Plains, NY 10606 (800) 237-3142 Fax: (914) 997-2192 Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse Western Illinois University Horrabin Hall 46 Macomb, IL 61455 (309) 298-1411 Fax: (309) 298-2869 Dale Seymour Publications P.O. Box 10888 Palo Alto, CA 94303 (800) 872-1100 (415) 324-3424 Dellasta (See Mondo Publishing; Dellasta publications available in United States from Mondo.) Delmar (See distributor: International Thomson Publishing) Delmarva Power Manager, Consumer and Community Relations 800 King St. P.O. Box 231 Wilmington, DE 19899 (302) 429-3250 Fax: (302) 429-3618 Delta Education P.O. Box 915 Hudson, NH 03051-0915 (800) 258-1302 Fax: (800) 880-6520 Discover Science Program 105 Terry Dr. Suite 120 Newtown, PA 18940-3425 (800) 523-5948 Fax: (215) 579-8589 Education Development Center 55 Chapel St. Newton, MA 02158-1060 (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 332-4318 Educational Products Information Exchange (EPIE) Institute 103-3 W. Montauk Hwy. Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (516) 728-9100 Fax: (516) 728-9228 Educators Progress Service 214 Center St. Randolph, WI 53956 (414) 326-3126 Fax: (414) 326-3127 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse 1929 Kenny Rd. Columbus, OH 43210-1079 (614) 292-7784 (800) 621-5785 Fax: (614) 292-2066 Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation 310 So. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604-9839 (800) 554-9862 Fax: (312) 347-7903 Enslow Publishing Bloy St. and Ramsey Ave. Box 777 Hillside, NJ 07205 (800) 398-2504 Fax: (908) 964-4116

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education The Ohio State University 1929 Kenny Rd. Columbus, OH 43210-1080 (800) 276-0462 Fax: (614) 292-0263 Evans Brothers (See Trafalgar Square; Evans Brothers publications available in United States from Trafalgar Square.) The Exploratorium Mail Order Dept. 3601 Lyon St. San Francisco, CA 94123 (800) 359-9899 Fax: (415) 561-0307 Federal Emergency Management Agency P.O. Box 70274 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 646-2812 Fax: (202) 646-3104 Follett Software Company 1391 Corporate Dr. McHenry, IL 60050-7041 (800) 323-3397 (815) 344-8700 Fax: (815) 344-8774 4-H Youth Programs, Cooperative Extension Service, Michigan State University (See 4-H Youth Programs, Michigan State University Extension) 4-H Youth Programs Michigan State University Extension 6H Berkey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1111 (517) 355-0180 Fax: (517) 355-6748 Franklin Institute Science Museum 20th & The Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 448-1200 Fax: (215) 448-1235 Franklin Watts 5440 No. Cumberland Ave. Chicago, IL 60656 (800) 672-6672 Fax: (312) 374-4329 Fulcrum Publishing Company 350 Indiana St. Suite 350 Golden, CO 80401 (800) 992-2908 Fax: (303) 279-7111 Geothermal Education Office 664 Hilary Dr. Tiburon, CA 94920 (800) 866-4436 (415) 435-7737 Good Apple 1204 Buchanan St. P.O. Box 299 Carthage, IL 62321-0299 (800) 435-7234 Fax: (217) 357-3987 Great Plains National (GPN) P.O. Box 80669 Lincoln, NE 68501-0669 (800) 228-4630 Fax: (402) 472-4076 Harcourt Brace and Company, Australia 30-52 Smidmore St. Locked Bag 16 Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Australia) (See Harcourt Brace and Company, Australia) Harcourt Brace Publishers 6277 Sea Harbor Drive Orlando, FL 32887 (800) 782-4479 (800) 433-0001 (FL) Fax: (800) 874-6418 HarperCollins 1000 Keystone Industrial Park Scranton, PA 18512-4621 (800) 982-4377 Fax: (800) 922-4090 Heinemann/Heinemann Educational Books 361 Hanover St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 (800) 541-2086 (603) 431-7894 Fax: (800) 847-0938 Heldref Publications 1319 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20036-1802 (800) 365-9753 (202) 296-6267 Fax: (202) 296-5149 Holt, Rinehart and Winston (See distributor: Harcourt Brace Publishers, Orlando, FL) How the Weatherworks 1522 Baylor Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 762-7669 Idea Factory 10710 Dixon Dr. Riverview, FL 33569 (800) 331-6204 Fax: (813) 677-0373 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 1789 Agate St. Eugene, OR 97403-1923 (503) 346-4414 Fax: (503) 346-5890 International Thomson Publishing 7625 Empire Dr. Florence, KY 41042 (800) 347-7707 Fax: (800) 451-3661 Jossey-Bass Publishers 350 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 433-1767 Fax: (800) 605-BOOK Keep America Beautiful Mill River Plaza 9 W. Broad St. Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 323-8987 Fax: (203) 325-9199 Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company 4050 Westmark Dr. Dubuque, IA 52002 (800) 700-3544 Fax: (800) 772-9165 Kids Can Press 29 Birch Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4V 1E2 Canada Kids Discover 170 Fifth Ave. 6th Floor New York, NY 10010 (800) 284-8276 Klutz Press 2121 Staunton Ct. Palo Alto, CA 94306 (415) 857-0888 Fax: (415) 857-9110 Kraus International Publications 358 Saw Mill River Rd. Millwood, NY 10546-1035 (800) 223-8323 Fax: (914) 762-1195 LaMotte Company P.O. Box 329 Chestertown, MD 21620 (800) 344-3100 Fax: (410) 778-6394

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 365 Broadway Hillsdale, NJ 07642 (800) 926-6579 Fax: (210) 236-0072 Lawrence Hall of Science (See LHS GEMS or LHS GEMS/PEACHES) Learning P.O. Box 54294 Boulder, CO 80322 (800) 753-1843 Learning Spectrum 1390 Westridge Dr. Portola Valley, CA 94028 (800) 873-7672 Fax: (415) 851-7871 The Learning Team 10 Long Pond Rd. Armonk, NY 10504 (800) 793-TEAM Fax: (914) 273-2227 LEGO Dacta P.O. Box 1600 Enfield, CT 06083-1600 (800) 527-8339 Fax: (203) 763-2466 Let's Get Growing 1900 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065 (408) 464-1868 LHS GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-7771 Fax: (510) 643-0309 LHS GEMS/PEACHES Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-7771 Fax: (510) 643-0309 Linda Poore 1964 La France Ave. South Pasadena, CA 91030 (818) 441-2048 (same for voice & fax) Macmillan Publishing Company (See distributor: Prentice Hall/Allyn and Bacon) Massachusetts Audubon Society Educational Resources South Great Rd. Lincoln, MA 01773 (617) 259-9500 Fax: (617) 259-8899 Michigan State University Bulletin Office 10B Agriculture Hall Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1039 (517) 353-6740 Fax: (517) 353-7168 The Mid-Atlantic Center for Race Equity (See Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium) Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, American University (See Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium) Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium 5454 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 655 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 657-7741 Fax: (301) 657-8782 Milliken Publishing Company 1100 Research Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63132 (800) 325-4136 Fax: (314) 991-4807 Mondo Publishing One Plaza Rd. Greenvale, NY 11050 (800) 242-3650 Fax: (516) 484-7813 Montgomery County Public Schools Division of Academic Programs Office of Instruction and Program Development Elementary Science Coordinator 850 Hungerford Dr. CESC Rm. 258 Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 279-3421 Fax: (301) 279-3153 Morrow Junior Books 1350 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 (800) 843-9389 Fax: (212) 261-6689 Museum of Science Science Kit Rental Program Science Park Boston, MA 02114-1099 (800) 722-5487 Fax: (617) 589-0474 National Academy Press 2101 Constitution Ave., NW Lockbox 285 Washington, DC 20055 (800) 624-6242 (202) 334-3313 (Washington, DC, metropolitan area) Fax: (202) 334-2451 National Air and Space Museum Office of Education Smithsonian, MRC-305 Washington, DC 20560 (202) 786-2101 National Arbor Day Foundation 100 Arbor Ave. Nebraska City, NE 68410 (402) 474-5655 Fax: (402) 474-0820 National Association of Biology Teachers 11250 Roger Bacon Dr. Reston, VA 22090 (800) 406-0775 Fax: (703) 435-5582 National Center for Improving Science Education (See The Network) 2000 L St., NW Suite 603 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 467-0652 Fax: (202) 467-0659 National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment Dana Building 430 East University Ave. Ann Arbor, II 48109-1195 (313) 998-6726 Fax: (313) 998-6580 National Energy Foundation 5225 Wiley Post Wa Suite 170 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801) 539-1406 Fax: (801) 539-1451 National Energy Information Center U.S. Department of Energy Forrestal Bldg.—EI-231 Room 1F-048 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 (202) 586-8800 Fax: (202) 586-0727 National 4-H Council (See National 4-H Supply Service) National 4-H Council Environmental Stewardship Program (See National 4-11 Supply Service)

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science National 4-H Supply Service 7100 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 961-2934 Fax: (301) 961-2937 National Gardening Association 180 Flynn Ave. Burlington, VT 05401 (800) LETSGRO Fax: (800) 863-5962 National Geographic Society Educational Services 1145 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20036-4688 (800) 368-2728 Fax: (301) 921-1575 National Geographic Society (To order periodicals) P.O. Box 2330 Washington, DC 20078-9955 (800) NGS-LINE Fax: (301) 921-1575 National Science Resources Center Smithsonian Institution, MRC-403 Arts and Industries Bldg. Room 1201 Washington, DC 20560 (202) 357-2555 Fax: (202) 786-2028 National Science Teachers Association (Formerly located in Washington, DC; currently in Arlington, VA; see next entry.) National Science Teachers Association 1840 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201-3000 (800) 722-NSTA Fax: (703) 522-6091 National Wildlife Federation (To order curriculum units) 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22184 (800) 432-6564 National Wildlife Federation (To order periodicals) P.O. Box 777 Mount Morris, IL 61054-8276 (800) 588-1650 Fax: (815) 734-1223 The Network 300 Brickstone Sq. Suite 900 Andover, MA 01810 (800) 877-5400 Fax: (508) 475-9220 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Smithsonian Institution, MRC-402 Arts and Industries Bldg. Room 1163 Washington, DC 20560 (202) 357-2425 Fax: (202) 357-2116 Optical Data Corporation 30 Technology Dr. Warren, NJ 07059 (800) 524-2481 Fax: (908) 755-0577 Owl Communications 25 Boxwood Lane Buffalo, NY 14227 (800) 387-4379 (U.S.) Fax: (416) 971-5294 (Canada) Oxford University Press 2001 Evans Road Cary, NC 27513 (800) 451-7556 Fax: (919) 677-1303 Prentice Hall/Allyn and Bacon 200 Old Tappan Rd. Old Tappan, NJ 07675 (800) 233-1360 Fax: (800) 445-6991 Project WILD 5430 Grosvenor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 493-5447 Fax: (301) 493-5627 Reading Is Fundamental 600 Maryland Ave., SW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 287-3220 Fax: (202) 287-3196 The Regional School Energy Extension Project, Energy Center, Sonoma State University (See SSU Academic Foundation) Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 682-4726 Fax: (805) 563-0352 Santa Barbara County Education Office (See Santa Barbara Botanic Garden) Sargent-Welch Scientific Co. 911 Commerce Ct. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (510) 642-8718 Fax: (800) 676-2540 Scholastic Canada Ltd. 175 Hillmount Rd. Markham, Ontario L6C 1Z7 Canada (905) 887-7323 Scholastic Canada and The Communication Project 164 Tomlinson Circle Markham, Ontario L34 9K2 Canada (416) 940-2973 Scholastic, Inc. (To order curriculum units, reference books, and periodicals except Electronic Learning) 2931 E. McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO 65102 (800) 325-6149 Fax: (314) 635-5881 Scholastic, Inc. Instructional Publishing Group (To order Scholastic publications, contact Scholastic, Inc., Jefferson City, MO.) 555 Broadway New York, NY 10012 (212) 343-6100 Scholastic, Inc. (To order Electronic Learning) P.O. Box 53796 Boulder, CO 80306 (800) 544-2917 Fax: (303) 604-7455 Scholastic Professional Books (See Scholastic, Inc., Jefferson City, MO) Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19128-1998 (215) 482-7300 Fax: (215) 482-8185 Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories Elementary Science Division 777 East Park Dr. Tonawanda, NY 14150-6764 (800) 828-7777 Fax: (716) 874-9572 Scienceland, Inc. 501 Fifth Ave., Suite 2108 New York, NY 10017-6165 Fax: (212) 490-2187 Science Service, Inc. Subscription Dept. P.O. Box 1925 Marion, OH 43305 (800) 347-6969 Fax: (614) 382-5866

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science APPENDIX B: NSRC EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR CURRICULUM MATERIALS Consistent with the National Science Resources Center's (NSRC's) philosophy of science teaching and with the recently published National Science Education Standards of the National Research Council, the materials included in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science are hands-on and inquiry-centered. Briefly described, such materials provide opportunities for children to learn through direct observation and experimentation; they engage students in experiences not simply to confirm the "right" answer but to investigate the nature of things and to arrive at explanations that are scientifically correct and satisfying to children; and they offer students opportunities to experiment productively, to ask questions and find their own answers, and to develop patience, persistence, and confidence in their ability to tackle and solve real problems. To produce evaluation criteria for identifying the most effective print instructional materials available, the NSRC drew upon three primary sources: the experience of teachers, superintendents, principals, and science curriculum coordinators across the United States; the quality standards identified by the NSRC for evaluating units of science instruction in its ongoing review of science curriculum materials under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution; and the National Science Education Standards, which were under development at the same time as this resource guide. The evaluation criteria that NSRC developed were applied in the structured review process of curriculum materials for this guide. These criteria consist of two sets of questions. The first focuses on pedagogical issues, the second on science issues. The pedagogical criteria elaborate on the following key questions: (1) Do the materials address the important goals of elementary science teaching and learning? (2) Are inquiry and activity the basis of the learning experiences? (3) Are the topic of the unit and the modes of instruction developmentally appropriate? Additional issues related to presentation and format and to hands-on science materials are then considered. The set of criteria on science issues expands upon the key questions of whether the science content is accurate, up to date, and effectively presented. It then focuses on aspects of the way science is presented in the materials—for example, whether the writing style is interesting and engaging while respecting scientific language. Two major considerations should be kept in mind when one is using this document: The NSRC evaluation criteria provide two gauges for assessing curriculum materials: first, they enunciate specific goals and, second, taken as a whole, they represent the overall level of quality necessary for materials to be effective. Therefore, while materials may not meet each individual criterion completely, they can still reach the overall level of effectiveness defined in the evaluation instrument. That is, if they offer hands-on, inquiry-centered, pedagogically and scientifically sound learning experiences, they may be considered effective even though they do not meet each specific criterion within these categories. The NSRC evaluation criteria were designed as a standard to be met, as the ideal level of quality to be sought, and as a working tool that can help inform science curriculum as it is developed. The expectations for core materials are more comprehensive than for supplementary materials. For example, core materials would be expected to provide assessment strategies, whereas science activity books would not. Likewise, core materials would allow students to study a concept in depth, while supplementary materials might provide only a general introduction or isolated activities. The NSRC evaluation criteria are reprinted in full in this appendix. Teachers, curriculum specialists, curriculum developers, principals, superintendents, and those involved in various aspects of science education reform may find the criteria not only instructive, but useful as an actual review instrument when the need arises to consider the strengths and weaknesses of particular curriculum materials.

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science NATIONAL SCIENCE RESOURCES CENTER SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION · NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS REVIEW FORM TITLE: or name of resource SERIES TITLE: if applicable AUTHOR(S): if applicable CITY/STATE: where published PUBLISHER/SOURCE: COPYRIGHT DATE: ISBN NO: ADVERTISED GRADE LEVEL(S): grade(s) SUPPLIES: availability of materials and kits for core curriculum materials COST: suggested list price RESOURCE TYPE: student activity book, teacher's guide, books on teaching science, etc. SUBJECT: selected from major content categories Please supply the following information: REVIEWER:   DATE:     (reviewer's name)   (date of review) RECOMMENDED USER: (check each that applies) stu tchr adm other () GRADE LEVEL(S) RECOMMENDED BY REVIEWER IF DIFFERENT FROM THE ADVERTISED LEVEL(S) STATED ABOVE: (Please circle the specific grade level(s) for which you believe these materials are most appropriate.) K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Reviewer: _______________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science PEDAGOGY Instructions: The following questions are designed to help you identify the important elements of each criterion. Please respond by selecting ''yes" if the material meets this goal and "no" if it does not. If "no" is selected, please explain the reason in the space provided below the question. In some instances, the question may not be applicable; then mark "NA." CRITERIA RATING I. ADDRESSING THE GOALS OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING AND LEARNING       Does the material focus on concrete experiences by the children with science phenomena? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material enable children to investigate important science concept(s) in depth over an extended period of time (core materials only)? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material contribute to the development of scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material stimulate student interest and relate to their daily lives? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material allow for or encourage the development of scientific attitudes and habits of mind, such as curiosity, respect for evidence, flexibility, and sensitivity to living things? Yes No NA Reason: Are assessment strategies aligned with the goals for instruction? Yes No NA Reason: Will the suggested assessment strategies provide an effective means of assessing student learning? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer:__________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CRITERIA RATING II. FOCUSING ON INQUIRY AND ACTIVITY AS THE BASIS OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES       Does the material engage students in the processes of science? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material provide opportunities for students to make and record their own observations? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material provide opportunities for students to gather and defend their own evidence? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material provide opportunities for students to express their results in a variety of ways? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively with others? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material include a balance of student-directed and teacher-facilitated activities? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: __________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CRITERIA RATING III. INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH       Does the material present a logical sequence of related activities that will help students build conceptual understanding over several lessons? Yes No NA Reason: Does the suggested instructional sequence take into account children's prior knowledge and experiences? Yes No NA Reason: Are opportunities included to assess children's prior knowledge and experiences? Yes No NA Reason: Do the suggested student activities develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material incorporate effective strategies for the teacher and/or the students to use in assessing student learning? Yes No NA Reason: Does the material incorporate technological applications of science and the interactions among science, technology and society? Yes No NA Reason: Do the subject matter and methods of instruction provide suggestions for integrating science with other important learning experiences in the elementary curriculum, such as mathematics, language arts, and social studies? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: ________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science ASSESSMENT OF PEDAGOGICAL APPROPRIATENESS OF MATERIALS Please provide a brief overview of the concepts taught and the activities suggested in this material. It is not necessary to use complete sentences; words and brief phrases are sufficient. With the above criteria in mind, please comment on any particular strengths in this material. With the above criteria in mind, please comment on any particular weaknesses in this material. After reviewing this material with only the above criteria for pedagogical appropriateness in mind, I would: ____________recommend this material for inclusion ____________not recommend this material for inclusion Reviewer: ________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science PRESENTATION AND FORMAT, MATERIALS, AND EQUITY Instructions: The following questions are designed to help you identify the important elements of criteria involving presentation and format, materials, and equity issues. Please respond by selecting "yes" if the material meets this goal and "no" if it does not. If "no" is selected, please explain the reason in the space provided below the question. In some instances, the question may not be applicable; then mark "NA.'' CRITERIA RATING PRESENTATION AND FORMAT       Teacher materials:       Does the background material for the teacher provide sufficient information on the scientific content? Yes No NA Reason: Does the background material for the teacher provide sufficient information on common student misconceptions? Yes No NA Reason: Is the format easy for a teacher to follow? Yes No NA Reason: Are the directions on implementing activities clear? Yes No NA Reason: Are the suggestions for instructional delivery adequate? Yes No NA Reason: Are the suggested times for instruction reasonable? Yes No NA Reason: Student materials:       Are the written materials for the students well-written, age-appropriate, and compelling in content? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: _______________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CRITERIA RATING HANDS-ON SCIENCE MATERIALS       Teacher materials:       Is a master source list of materials provided? Yes No NA Reason: Is a list of materials included for each activity? Yes No NA Reason: Is a complete set of materials readily available at a reasonable cost? Yes No NA Reason: Are refurbishment materials easily obtained and affordable? Yes No NA Reason: Student materials:       Are the materials recommended for use appropriate for the designated age levels? Yes No NA Reason: Are appropriate safety precautions included, where needed? Yes No NA Reason: Are instructions on manipulating laboratory equipment and materials clear and adequate? Yes No NA Reason: SCIENCE FOR ALL       Is the material free of cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and age bias? Yes No NA Reason: Are appropriate strategies included/used to meet the needs of special/diverse populations? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: ________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science ASSESSMENT OF PRESENTATION AND FORMAT, HANDS-ON SCIENCE MATERIALS, AND EQUITY With the above criteria in mind, please comment on particular strengths or weaknesses in this material. After reviewing this material with only the above criteria for presentation and format, hands-on science materials, and equity issues in mind, I would: _______recommend this material for inclusion _______not recommend this material for inclusion Reviewer: _____________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science RECOMMENDATION Based upon all aspects of my review of this material, ____I highly recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. ____I recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. ____I recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science with reservations. Primary reason for reservations: ____I do not recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. Primary reason for rejection: Reviewer: _____________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science NATIONAL SCIENCE RESOURCES CENTER SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS REVIEW FORM TITLE: or name of resource SERIES TITLE: if applicable AUTHOR(S): if applicable CITY/STATE: where published PUBLISHER/SOURCE: COPYRIGHT DATE: ISBN NO: ADVERTISED GRADE LEVEL(S): grade(s) SUPPLIES: availability of materials and kits for core curriculum materials COST: suggested list price RESOURCE TYPE: student activity book, teacher's guide, books on teaching science, etc. SUBJECT: selected from major content categories The material you are reviewing has already been identified by teacher and science curriculum specialists, in a comprehensive review process, to be pedagogically effective instructional material that would support a "hands-on, constructivist, inquiry-based" elementary-school science program. Your task is to review the material (including the background information for teachers) to evaluate the science content for its accuracy and currency, and the effectiveness of its presentation. Please supply the following information: REVIEWER:_____   DATE: ___     (reviewer's name)   (date of review) Reviewer: ____________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science SCIENCE CONTENT, PRESENTATION, AND EQUITY Instructions: The following questions are designed to help you identify the important elements of each criterion. Please respond by selecting "yes" if the material meets this goal and "no" if it does not. If "no" is selected, please explain the reason in the space provided below the question. In some instances, the question may not be applicable; then mark "NA.'' CRITERIA RATING SCIENCE CONTENT       Is the science content incorporated in the materials accurately represented? Yes No NA Reason: Is the science content consistent with current scientific knowledge? Yes No NA Reason: Are important ideas included? Yes No NA Reason: Are generalizations adequately supported by facts? Yes No NA Reason: Are facts clearly distinguished from theories? Yes No NA Reason: Do the suggested investigations lead to an understanding of basic principles? Yes No NA Reason: Do experiments and activities promote student understanding of how scientists come to know what they know and how scientists test and revise their thinking? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: ___________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science CRITERIA RATING SCIENCE PRESENTATION       Is science shown to be open to inquiry and controversy and free of dogmatism? Yes No NA Reason: Are different scientific viewpoints presented when appropriate? Yes No NA Reason: Are personal biases avoided? Yes No NA Reason: Is the writing style interesting and engaging, while respecting scientific language? Yes No NA Reason: Is vocabulary used to facilitate understanding rather than as an end in itself? Yes No NA Reason: Is science represented as an enterprise connected to society? Yes No NA Reason: CRITERIA RATING SCIENCE FOR ALL       Is material free of cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and age bias? Yes No NA Reason: Reviewer: ________________

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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE CONTENT, PRESENTATION, AND EQUITY With the above criteria in mind, please comment on any particular strengths in this material. With the above criteria in mind, please comment on any particular weaknesses in this material. RECOMMENDATION After reviewing this material with the above criteria for science content and presentation in mind, I would: _____highly recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. ________recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. ________recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science with reservations. Primary reason for reservations: ____________ _________not recommend this material for inclusion in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. Primary reason for rejection: ______________ Reviewer: _______________