Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
National Science Resources Center/ Smithsonian Institution
National Academy Press, Washington, DC: 1998.
“Resource List: The ENC Collection”
ENC Focus: A Magazine for Classroom Innovators, vol. 6, no. 1, 1999, pp. 39-62.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
Collections of videos (with guidebooks) portraying inquiry-based teaching and learning include:
Available from the Annenberg/ Corporation for Public Broadcasting (http://www.learner.org/):
Private Universe Teacher Workshops, developed by The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Science Images, developed by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
Science K-6: Investigating Classrooms, developed by WGBH Boston.
Teaching High School Science (available Fall 2000), developed by WGBH Boston.
Visualizing Growth: Changing the Way We Teach Science, developed by WNED, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Buffalo Public Schools.
Available from the New York State Education Department (518-474-5862): Just Think: Problem Solving through Inquiry.
Available from Heinemann (800-541-2086):
Sense Making in Science Video Series, developed by TERC.
Available from the Mr. Wizard Institute (800-537-0008):
Teacher to Teacher with Mr. Wizard, developed by the Mr. Wizard Foundation.