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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
D.41Science Technology and Reading (STAR) series
Designed for the upper elementary grades, the Science Technology and Reading (STAR) series consists of 8 thematic "labs" in the natural and physical sciences. Each lab focuses both on science activities and on a genre of children's literature, developing correlations between the science process and the process of reading. In addition to a teacher's guide for each of the 8 labs, the STAR program includes a mentor's guide for scientists, engineers, and others assisting in the classroom.
Ecology Lab, 3.14
Flight Lab, 1.29
Geology Lab, 4.22
Inventor's Lab, 1.31
D.42TLTG [Texas Learning Technology Group] Environmental Science Series
The TLTG Environmental Science Series is a multimedia program for grades 7-12. Designed for the single-computer classroom, the 4 units in this series focus on environmental pollution and health-related issues from a variety of perspectives. For each unit, all video, graphics, and text-based materials—including the teacher's and students' guides—are contained on a CD-ROM.
Health Risk: Shadow over Crystal Valley, 3.17
D.43A World in Motion II: The Design Experience series
A World in Motion II: the Design Experience series consists of 3 units on using science, mathematics, and technology to explore the process of design. Each unit engages students in a problem-solving context for which they must create a design or solution to address a particular need or problem. The active participation of volunteers in the classroom is a distinguishing feature of this series.
A World in Motion II: The Design Experience, Challenge 2, 5.54
INDIVIDUAL SUPPLEMENTARY UNITS
D.44 The following units, which are not part of formal series, are
annotated in the Supplementary Units sections of chapters 1 through 5.
Biology Is Outdoors! A Comprehensive Resource for Studying School Environments, 3.7
From Genes to Jeans: An Activity-Based Unit on Genetic Engineering and Agriculture, 2.24
How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little? Factors That Affect Plant Growth, 2.27
Hydroponic Instructional Package, 2.29
The Interrelationships of Soil, Water, and Fertilizers and How They Affect Plant Growth, 2.30
Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions: Skill Development Program, 3.18
Investigating and Evaluating STS Issues and Solutions: A Worktext for STS Education, 5.42
The Monitor's Handbook, 3.23
The Pondwater Tour, 3.27
Power Plants: A Plant-Based Energy Curriculum for Grades 5 through 8, 2.41