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 (

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.

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