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NOTICE: Resources for Teaching Middle School Science was developed by the National Science Resources Center. The views expressed in this book are solely those of its contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the Smithsonian Institution, or The Merck Institute for Science Education.

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National Science Resources Center (U.S.).

Resources for teaching middle school science / National Science Resources Center.

p. cm.

Includes indexes.

ISBN 0-309-05781-7 (pbk.)

1. Science—Study and teaching (Secondary) 2. Curriculum planning. I. Title.

Q181.N3862 1998

07.1'273—dc21 98-12987

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© 1998 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. The 14-page NSRC science instructional materials review form, "Evaluation Criteria for Middle School Science Curriculum Materials," in appendix B may be reproduced for educational purposes. No other part of this book may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic, or electronic process, or in the form of a phonographic recording, nor may it be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or otherwise copied for public or private use without permission in writing from the publisher, except for the purposes of official use by the U.S. government.

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