SCIENCE

 

GRADE

LEVEL                TITLE                                                                           AUTHOR               BOOK #

HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

7-12                  Art in Chemistry: Chemistry in Art                                Barbara A. Greenberg             S-4

                                                                                                            Dianne Petterson

Make chemistry interesting and art practical by integrating the two

subjects with scores of hands-on activities and fascinating demonstrations.

Through explorations of color, paint, clay, jewelry, photography and art

forgery, students learn fundamental principals of chemistry.

 

5-12                  Project Earth Science: Astronomy                               P. Sean Smith                         S-5

                       

Project Earth Science: Astronomy spotlights ways to teach students about everything

from why Earth has seasons to what a light year is. For the student, hands-on,

teacher-tested activities bring the concepts of astronomy down to Earth. For the

teacher, background information, supplementary readings, and suggestions for

integrating other disciplines provide a framework to launch a successful introduction to astronomy.

 

4-12                  Building Big                                                                 David MaCaulay                      S-116

 

                        Engages readers’ imaginations and gets them thinking about structures

                                they see every day – bridges, tunnels,  skyscrapers, domes and dams.

                                Includes 5 hrs. of video on 5 cassettes.

 

6-10                  Chemical Reaction                                                           LHS GEMS                                S-10

 

An ordinary sandwich bag becomes a safe laboratory as students mix

chemicals that bubble, change color, and produce gas, heat and odor.

Students then experiment to determine what causes the heat in this

chemical reaction.

 

8-10                  Chemistry That Applies                                                Michigan Department              S-11

                                                                                                            of Education

This unit helps students construct a clear understanding of how

new substances form from the old ones and how the Law of the Conservation of Matter

applies to all of these situations. It also helps students learn to pose questions, search

for solutions to problems, work together with others, and value the need for evidence

in making decisions.

 

7-10                  Cosmic Classroom: Maps Models & Measurements     Space Center-  Houston           S-18

                                                                                                           

                        .By using the artifacts from the manned space program, and enlarging

                                certain concepts of astronomy and earth science, teachers are able to build

                                on their student’s natural interest in stars, planets, extraterrestrials, astronauts,

                                and a universe so vast that it can barely be imagined.

 

9-12                  Cosmic Classroom: A Space Presence                        Space Center – Houston          S-17                            

This guide provides a study of human’s presence in space would offer real-life

examples of Newton’s laws,  changes of matter, environmental hazards, and thermodynamics.

 

9-12                  Cosmic Classroom: A Space Presence                        Space Center – Houston          S-16

                       

By using the artifacts from the Human Spaceflight Program, and enlarging certain

concepts of astronomy and earth science, teachers are able to build on their students’

natural interests in stars, planets, extraterrestrials, astronauts, and a universe so

vast that it can barely be imagined.

 

 

 

 

6-12                  Doc Fizzix’s MOUSETRAP Powered Cars and Boats    Alden J. Balmer                       S-189

 

 

 

 

 

                        This book will help you learn the basic conceptual concepts that are needed     

 

 

                                to construct your own mouse trap car and how these concepts relate to mouse                               

 

 

                                trap car engineering through lessons on force, inertia, simple machines, and

 

 

                                energy transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

5-9                    Down to Earth                                                              AIMS                                        S-8

 

 

 

 

 

                        Down to Earth contains studies in three areas: geology, meteorology, and

 

 

                                oceanography. Students explore variables in meteorology by looking at

 

 

                                relative humidity using a wet and dry bulb thermometer and take a closer

 

 

                                look at heat absorption, the effect of the sun’s angle on energy received,

 

 

                                and evaporation rates. Other activities include finding the composition of a

 

 

hill built by students, examining the idea of mapping the ocean floor, and

 

 

calculating the amount of pollution a car produces in one minute.

 

 

 

 

 

6-12                  Earth Systems:                                                             Ohio Sea Grant                        E-7

 

 

Educating Activities for Great Lakes Schools 

 

 

-          Life in the Great Lakes                                                     

 

 

-          Great Lakes Environmental Issues

 

 

-          Great Lakes Climate & Water Movement

 

 

-          Land & Water Interactions in the Great Lakes

 

 

 

 

 

This guide demonstrates the range of instructional opportunities available for the

 

 

classroom. The principles that guided development of the activities should also

 

 

direct their classroom use: of historical and descriptive as well as experimental data;

 

 

integration of science disciplines in a social context; and potential for collaborative

 

 

learning and group decision making

 

 

 

 

 

6-12                  EarthWatch: Pollution, Predation, Migration               Earthwatch Institute                 S-12                                                           

 

 

Environmental case studies to supplement the teaching of ecology and human impact.

 

 

 

 

 

4-9                    Electrical Connections                                                 AIMS                                        S-84

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Connections is designed to clear up some of the mystery and alleviate

 

 

some of the fear regarding electricity by learning a few basic electrical concepts.

 

 

Major topics covered include: static electricity, attraction and repulsion of charges,

 

 

electrical conductors, series and parallel circuits, electrical switches, and connections

 

 

between magnetism and electricity.

 

 

 

 

 

7-12                  Electricity – 19                                                             TOPS Learning Systems          S-202

 

 

 

 

 

                        This book begins with task cards that investigate the nature of like and unlike

 

 

charges, establishing the reason why current flows through wire. Students then

 

 

improvise bulb and battery holders, and build a variety of different switches.

 

 

 

 

 

K-12                 Exploring Matter with TOYS                                        Mickey Sarquis                        S-22

 

 

                                   

 

 

In this book you will find teacher-tested, motivating activities

 

 

                                that draws students in with toys, gadgetry, fun-to-do experiments,

 

 

                                and observations of scientific phenomena in everyday events.

 

 

                                Each activity contains a list of the key science topics covered

 

 

                                and process skills used, estimated time length, materials list,

 

 

                                safety and disposal procedures, step-by-step instructions, extension

 

 

                                suggestions, and reproducible handouts.

 

 

5-12                  Exploring Meteorite Mysteries                                     NASA                                       S-23

 

                        Teachers and scientists designed this book to engage students in inquiry science

                                with interdisciplinary connections. The study of meteorites provides a unifying theme

                                that links almost every aspect of Earth and planetary science and mathematics,

                                physics, chemistry and even biology. The effects of meteorite impacts have serious

                                implications for social science.  Many of the lessons begin with a simple activity and

                                build to more complex ones.

 

5-9                    Floaters & Sinkers                                                       AIMS                                        S-85

Floaters & Sinkers is an excellent source of hand-on activities for the middle school student that

builds the concept of density as the ratio of mass to volume. Through a carefully planned

 series of experiences, student’s measure volume, explore the idea of space between particles

whether seen or not, discover the relationship between surface area and cargo capacity

of boats, and explore the densities and volumes of different types of spherical objects and

 irregular shaped objects.

 

8-10                  Food, Energy & Growth                                               Michigan Department              S-24

                                                                                                            of Education

This unit is designed to help students construct a clear understanding

                                of the ways that food is used by our bodies for energy and for the materials needed

                                for growth and repair. It has also been designed to help students learn to pose questions,

                                search for solutions to problems, work together with others, and value the need for evidence

                                in making decisions.

 

5-9                    From Head to Toe                                                        AIMS                                        S-86

 

From Head to Toe includes studies of the human body, its framework, respiratory system,

 and circulatory system. The activities focus on measurement and provide an

excellent vehicle to build self-awareness and establish a basis for a good physical

fitness program.

 

5-9                    Fun With Foods                                                           AIMS                                        S-87

 

Fun With Foods contains a series of hands-on investigations utilizing and analyzing

common foods. The wonderment and curiosity that is aroused in working with and

examining foods is the beginning of many delightful discoveries, some of which

include the percent of an orange that is edible, how effective preservatives are in

retarding the growth of mold, the presence of sugar in most foods, and

mayonnaise as an emulsion.

 

5-12                  Geology: Project Earth Science                                   Brent A. Ford                           S-25

                       

                        Use Project Earth Science: Geology to introduce your students to plate tectonics and

teach them what causes volcanoes and earthquakes. Lead explorations of these and

other larger-than-the-classroom geological phenomena with the teacher-tested,

Standards-based activities. Earth’s physical evolution and dynamic processes are

carefully explained in language accessible to students and teachers. Supplemental

readings provide educators with the background information to answer student questions

and concerns.

 

6-12                  Going Places, Making Choices                                    National 4-H Council                S-140

                        Transportation and the Environment  

 

                        This unit is designed to help youth understand and respond to real life

                                issues affecting their communities and lives concerning transportation and

                                mobility issues.     

 

5-12                  Gravity Rules!                                                                           AIMS                                         S-88

 

                        Gravity Rules! is an activity book and video package using the high-energy sport of

                                skydiving to teach students basic force and motion concepts. The one-hour video

features actual in-the-air scenes of skydivers performing basic and advanced

flight maneuvers. In the classroom students make simple paper models and explore

how the forces acting on the models allow them to duplicate the motions of real

skydivers. Students also collect, record, and analyze data taken directly from

instruments seen in the video. To complete the Gravity Rules! activities, both

the book and video are needed.

 

K-12                       Great Lakes Watershed Education Resource Kit                                                         S-170

                       

                        This kit contains teacher resources, children literature and posters to enhance

teaching units on Great Lakes watersheds and environmental stewardship.

 

1-12                  Hands On – Save Our Streams                                    Izaak Walton                           E-10

League of America     

                        This guide will help you learn how to monitor and find out if a stream is

                                healthy. It begins with an explanation of watersheds and how water flows

                                through the soil, waterways and atmosphere. Instructions for monitoring

                                streams and steps to plan a science project are included.

 

6-10                  Hands on Science – Electricity & Magnetism               Joel Beller                               S-196

                                                                                                            Kim Magliore

                       

                        The best way to learn science is to do science. This guide offers 16 ready-to-use

                                activities that help your students build a solid understanding of the physical world

                                around them. Your students can experience the nature of static electricity, explore

                                the properties of magnets, construct series and parallel circuits, investigate batteries and more.

 

6-10                  Hands on Science - Light & Color                                Michael Margolin                     S-194

 

                        This supplement to teaching offers hands-on, fun activities that will turn students on

                                to science. It will open the door of discovery to your students as they explore how light

                                and color affect the world around them.

 

5-10                  How to…Teach with Topographic Maps                      Dana Van Burgh                      S-34

                                                                                                            Elizabeth N. Lyons

                                                                                                            Marcy Boyington

                        This “How To” guide is divided into two sections. The first section provides

                                an overview and background information on topo maps for the instructor.

                                The second section is a series of classroom activities to help teach topo

                                map skills to your students. The guide includes a topo map produced by the

                                United States Geological Survey.

 

7-12                  How to…Write to Learn Science                                 Bob Tierney                             S-35

 

Use writing and drawing exercises to help your students experience the exhilaration of science.

The activities focus on building trust in the classroom and tapping into students’ creativity,

allowing them to express science in their own words and art, instead of memorizing it

from a textbook.

 

 

K-12                 In Touch With Girls and Science                                 American Association              S-36

                                                                                                            for the Advancement of Science

                        This manual provides activities that are designed for use with girls in school,

                                community, and home settings, such as school science and mathematics programs,

                                scouting and church-based programs, and college science and engineering student

                                societies. They can be used with the guidance of adult leaders, teachers, parents,

                                or young-adult mentors. Special emphasis is placed on having girls come in

                                contact with female role models and mentors. The activities in this manual were                                

                                selected because they foster problem-solving skills through the use of data

                                collection and analysis.

 

2-12                  Keeping a Nature Journal                                           Clare Walker Leslie                 S-120

                                                                                    Charles Roth                                                                                       

 

      Learn to observe and connect with the world around you through drawings and

                                descriptive writing.

 

K-12                 Let’s Reduce and Recycle:                                          EPA                                         S-119                        Curriculum for Solid Waste Awareness                                                          

                       

Designed to increase solid waste awareness and promote recycling participation

                                by children. 

 

6-12                  The Life of the Lakes                                                   Mich. Sea Grant Extension      S-139

                         A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery                            Mich. State University   

                                             

                        The purpose of this guide is to describe the current status of the Great Lake

                                fishery; to detail the Great Lake fishery of the past including the social,              

                                technological and environmental changes it has faced over time; and to

discuss fisheries issues expected in the future.

 

6-11                  Light – 17                                                                     TOPS Learning Systems          S-205

 

                        Light requires few specialty items other than pocket mirrors, blue and yellow cellophane,

penny-sized convex lenses and hand lenses with straight rigid handles. You'll need at least

2 of these hand lenses per lab group. Gather these and other simple materials, photocopy

the 36 task cards, and you're ready to explore TOPS Learning Systems hands-on.

 

6-12                        Looking at Earth from Space                                       NASA                                       S-166

 

                        This guide was designed for teachers to focus on the study of meteorology, with application

                                to satellite imagery.

 

5-9                    Machine Shop                                                             AIMS                                        S-92

 

Machine Shop allows students to join the characters "Fantastic Force" and

"Mucky Mass" in their adventures as they discover the utility of simple machines.

Hands-on activities help students develop an understanding of the physics involved.

Students are challenged to apply their understanding to weigh each other using a

seesaw, to have tug-of-wars with pulleys, to determine how bicycle gears work,

and to construct catapults and racing machines. The pervasive concepts of

conservation of energy, forces, and power are developed through each of these

 intriguing activities.

 

8-12                  Magnetism – 20                                                            TOPS Learning Systems          S-206

 

                        These experiments reveal much about the nature of magnetic domains. Add coiled wire

and dry cells to your inexpensive "refrigerator" magnets to create a surprising array of

wonderful inventions: electromagnets, solenoids, telegraphs, buzzers, motors, generators

and relay switches. Magnetism 20 is great science, and great fun

 

K-12                 Mammal Tracks Life Size Tracking Guide                   Heartwood Press                     S-213

 

                        This life size tracking key will help you determine which species made the footprints

                                you are observing. It is in a three-part key…movement pattern, group, or species.

                                This is a great tool when checking out the Wolf Box for Making Tracks Kit from our

                                equipment list.

 

5-12                  Meteorology: Project Earth Science                                     P. Sean Smith                          S-42

                                                                                    Brent A. Ford                                      

Integrated activities cover the origin and composition of the atmosphere, as well as

the variables that influence weather and affect the movement of air masses.

From studying the hydrologic cycle to reading weather maps and tracking

hurricanes, your students will become skilled weather watchers.

 

6-10                  Methods of Motion: An Introduction to Mechanics         NSTA                                        S-43

                                                                                                            Jack E. Gartrell, Jr.

                        Often the ideas of motion seem disconnected from your students’

                                everyday experiences. This manual is designed to help you introduce the

daunting subject of Newtonian mechanics to students in the middle grades.

The 27 teacher-created activities use readily available materials to combat

students’ misconceptions.

 

K-12                 Michigan WISE Project                                                DNR                                         E-14

 

                        The Great Lake WISE (Waste Information Series for Education) Project is a        

                                K-12 science-based curriculum created by the Michigan Departments of

                                Natural Resources and Education to allow teachers to integrate solid waste

                                and related environmental issues into existing curricula. By encouraging students

                                to think critically about our trash dilemma and propose solutions, students learn

                                the importance of individual action and develop lifelong habits of caring for the environment.

 

5-12                  Microgravity                                                                 NASA                                       S-44

           

                        This curriculum guide defines and explains and shows how microgravity can help us

learn about the phenomena of our world. The front section of the guide is designed to provide

                                teachers of science, mathematics, and technology at many levels with a

                                foundation in microgravity science and applications.

 

9-12                  Move with Science: Energy, Force & Motion               Roy Q. Beven                           S-47

 

                                Move with Science uses real-world situations to represent concepts such as inertia,

                                stability, and the relationships between mass, energy, and motion. It brings the concepts

into the classroom through analogous hands-on activities and background reading sections.

This book also focuses on the physics and biology of transportation safety and provides

and understanding of physics that will show students the consequences of design and behavior.

 

K-12                 Monarch Butterfly                                                        Royal Mail                                S-46

 

                        This manual contains ideas that you can further develop with your creativity and

                                experience. It is our hope that by carrying out the activities in this manual, the   

                                Monarch Butterfly can be protected during its journey through the cities that

                                participate in the project. The activities were designed to be used during the

                                migration in the months of September, October and November.

 

5-12                  Oceanography: Project Earth Science                         P. Sean Smith                         S-53                                                                                                            Brent A. Ford                                                  

Embark on a voyage of discovery as you steer your students through activities designed to

                                teach them about currents, waves, and tides. From an understanding of the properties

                                that make water unique, your students will get a global view of the marine environment,

                                including the impact of human activities on the oceans.

 

9-12                  Oceans and Earth and Beyond                                    JASON Project                         S-132

 

                                Curriculum is closely related to the National Science Education Content Standards,

                                covers several subjects in detail. Includes conservation, field investigations in ocean

                                structure, coral reefs, kelp forests and unexpected life.

 

5-9                    Our Wonderful World                                                  AIMS                                        E-29

 

Our Wonderful World is an environmental studies book which explores how we relate to our

surroundings. Most of the activities are appropriately implemented out-of-doors and include

these topic areas: air, water, transpiration, soil, plants, animals, and insects. Students build

a water still to extract water from the air through condensation in one activity and study the

reaction of insects to temperature changes in another.

 

6-10                  Our Solar System – Hands on Science Series             Karen Kwitten                          S-50

                                                                                                            Steven Souza

Your students will have fun exploring the scale of the solar system, Kepler’s laws,

planets, orbits, phases of the moon, comets, and meteors. Activities

have Internet connections, suggested quiz topics and an evaluation plan.

 

6-12                  Out of the Rock                                                            National Energy                       S-51

                                                                                                            Foundation

The information and wide array activities that focus on several specific educational aims;

developing an understanding of what mineral resources are; develop awareness of

the diverse and important uses of mineral resources; develop an appreciation for the

individuals who work in the mineral resources industry; develop and understanding of

the economic and environmental impact of mineral resource development; develop more advanced

                                learning skills including problem solving, decision making and critical and creating thinking.

 

7-12                  Pendulums – 01                                                           TOPS Learning Systems          S-204

 

                        A washer swings on a thread, sweeping the face of a cereal box. This box is covered

with a grid that measures length and amplitude. It is, in short, a classically simple TOPS learning system.

 

5-12                        Planetary Geology                                                       NASA                                       S-163                       

                        This guide provides activities on geologic processes, impact craters, planetary atmosphere,

                                planetary surfaces, and geologic mapping.

 

6-12                  Pond and Stream Safari:                                                                                             S-121

                        A Guide to the Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates

 

                                Excellent resource and activities for pond and stream studies)

 

6-12                        Project Learning Tree: Focus on Forest                      American Forest                      S-148                                                                                                                                                Foundation                                   

                        This module gives students a chance to examine a variety of complex environmental

issues. The activities seek to teach students how to think about the environment, not

what to think of about it.

 

6-12                  Project Learning Tree: Focus on Risk                          American Forest                      S-149                                                                                                                                                Foundation                                   

                        The activities will help students develop skills they need to participate meaningfully

in public dialogue and decision making processes that address environmental

and human health issues and personal risk.

 

6-12                  Project Learning Tree: Forest Ecology                        American Forest                      S-150                                                                                                                                                Foundation                                   

The activities in this module are designed to encourage students to explore and

learn about forest ecosystems through hands-on discovery and experimentation.

 

6-12                  Project Learning Tree                                                 American Forest                      E-16

                        Secondary Environmental Education Program            Foundation

                       

                                Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students

                                with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them

                                to make informed, responsible decisions.

 

6-12                  Project Learning Tree: Secondary Modules                American Forest                      S-151

                                                                                                            Foundation     

                        PLT’s secondary environmental education modules were developed

                                in response to a growing need and concern in America today for

                                quality environmental education materials for the secondary level.

 

K-12                 Project Wet                                                                  Council for                               E-17

                                                                                                            Environmental Education

                        The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation,

                                knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and

                                dissemination of classroom-ready teaching units.

 

 

K-12                 Project WILD                                                               Western Regional                    S-122

                                                                                                            Environmental Education

                        Interdisciplinary activities on wildlife appreciation, diversity, ecology,   Council           

                        and conservation.                                                                                                 

                       

 

K-12                 Project WILD-Aquatic                                                  Western Regional                    S-123

Environmental Education

Interdisciplinary  curriculum/activity guide that teaches                         Council           

about wildlife and water. 

                               

9-12                                    Rivers Curriculum Guide: Biology                               Rivers Curriculum Project        S-124

 

This curriculum focuses on stream-monitoring programs and the study

of benthic macroinvertabrates. Living organisms in a river, stream, or

lake are easily captured or documented.

 

9-12                                    Rivers Curriculum Guide: Chemistry                            Rivers Curriculum Project        S-125

 

This curriculum defines water quality and guides students in basic data

collection. Water-quality kits, which are readily available and easy to

use, make conducting tests a relatively uncomplicated task.

 

9-12                                    Rivers Curriculum Guide: Earth Science                     Rivers Curriculum Project        S-126

 

This curriculum evaluates the physical features of a river system that provided

clues to understanding the historical development within the local area.

Students better understand the impact of the river drainage system on water

quality when their study also factors in soil, slope and flow.

 

9-12                                    Rivers Curriculum Guide: Geography                          Rivers Curriculum Project        S-127  

 

This curriculum enables students to develop a sense of the environment,

impact of people occupying and organizing themselves along rivers. Study

of the geography of the river relates to location, place, movement, region and

human-environment interactions along its banks.

 

 

9-12                  Rivers Curriculum Guide: Mathematics                       Rivers Curriculum Project        S-136

 

                        This curriculum provides real-life application of mathematical processes

                                and skills, using data gathered during field studies and from reference

                                sources. Topics range from measurement and working with percentages

                                to standard deviations.

 

6-9                    River Cutters                                                                University of California            S-179

at Berkeley

                        Three ways that River Cutters can fit into your curriculum: Earth Science, will help

                                your students understand the forces that shape the earth; Environmental Studies

                                will provide your students with hands-on activities that illustrate how certain human

                                activities impact natural systems; and Integrated Science can help students

                                apply concepts in physical, Earth, and environmental sciences to real world problems.

 

4-12                  Rockets                                                                        NASA                                       S-57

 

                        This guide begins with background information on history of rocketry, scientific

                                principles, and practical rocketry. The sections on scientific principles and practical

                                rocketry focus on Sir Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. These laws explain

                                why rockets work and how to make them more efficient. Following the background

                                sections are a series of activities that demonstrate the basic science of rocketry

                                while offering challenging tasks in design.

 

6-10                  Rocks & Minerals – Hands on Science Series              Barry Fried                              S-56

                                                                                                            Michael McDonnell

 

Give students the excitement of geological exploration with 18 demonstrations

covering the essentials of minerals, mineral identification, rock formation,

weathering, erosion and deposition, and fossils and geologic history. Includes

complete teacher support: detailed background, materials lists, safety tips, scoring rubrics,

                                reproducibles.

 

K-12                 Science Demonstration Projects in Drinking Water     EPA                                          S-60

                                                                       

                        This pamphlet includes a brief selection of science demonstration projects related

                                to drinking water for K-12 students. The general areas covered by the demonstration

                                projects include  the chemical/physical aspects of water, contamination and treatment

                                of drinking water, distribution and supply of drinking water, and water conservation.

                               

4-9                    Science Equals Success                                              U.S. Department of                 S-61

                                                                                                            Education

                        This book is a hands-on, discovery science activity that center around

                                four EQUALS processes-problem solving, cooperative learning, spatial skills

                                and career awareness. Activities are designed to increase students’ interest

                                and motivation in math, improve confidence and competence in doing math.

 

K-12                 Science Experiments by the Hundreds                        Julie H. Cothron                       S-62

                                                                                                            Ronald N. Giese

                                                                                                            Richard J. Rezba

This two-book set teaches students experimental design, ways to explore project ideas, how to

                                write safe procedures, methods of analyzing data, and how to write an experimental      

                                report. There is a student book and a teacher’s guide.

 

 

5-9                    The Sky's the Limit                                                      AIMS                                        S-110

 

The Sky’s the Limit invites students to explore every aspect of the science of

 aerodynamics through simple and inexpensive materials. “Flying” is magic for

children of all ages! This book attempts to clarify some of the reasons why the

magic works while preserving its sense of mystery. Students enjoy constructing

kites, paper airplanes, balloon rockets, super tubes, and much more.

 

4-9                    Soap Films & Bubbles                                                 AIMS                                        S-111

 

Soap Films & Bubbles provides extensive explorations into the behavior of soap films.

Valuable insights will be acquired through activities that are sure to intrigue students.

 

7-12                  Solutions – 12                                                              TOPS Learning Systems          S-203

 

                        This unit begins with corn starch. Mixed cold, it forms a coarse suspension that

clears by filtering or settling. When boiled it forms both a cloudy colloidal suspension

and clear true solution. Concepts and vocabulary learned here are then applied to a

series of tasks that clean muddy water.

 

7-12                  Sound – 18                                                                   TOPS Learning Systems          S-201

                       

                        Sound requires tuning forks, but no other special equipment. Just photocopy

the 20 task cards, gather simple materials (like bobby pins, cans, soda bottles

and adding-machine tape), and you're ready to explore TOPS Learning Systems hands-on.

 

5-12                  Spills and Ripples                                                        AIMS                                        S-112

 

                        Spills and Ripples is an innovative, exciting, and wet set of investigations

                                designed to arouse curiosity about fluid dynamics. Students improve their

                                understanding of density, pressure, and surface tension by learning to control

                                boundaries between fluids, to manipulate Cartesian divers and to construct

                                low-cost instruments, like a hydrometer and manometer.

 

K-12                 The Stars                                                                     H.A. Rey                                   S-129 

 

                                This guide provides information about constellations and their position

                                in the celestial sphere throughout the year.

 

5-12                        Suited for Spacewalking                                             NASA                                       S-164

           

                        This unit discusses the space environment, the history of spacewalking and NASA’s

                                current spacesuit. It also challenges students to design and build a spacesuit

                                prototype and to understand important topics in spacesuit design.

 

K-12                 Targeting Students’ Science Misconceptions              Joseph Stepans, Ph. D.            S-197

 

This book provides activities to correct student misconception of physical science concepts.                    

 

K-9                   Teaching Chemistry with TOYS                                   Jerry Sarquis                            S-71

                                                                                                            Micky Sarquis

                                                                                                            John Williams

                        Innovative activities use everyday toys to demonstrate the principles of

chemistry in ways children easily understand. Each activity contains a

list of the key science topics covered and process skills used, estimated

time length, materials list, safety and disposal procedures, step-by-step

                                instructions, extension suggestions, and reproducible handouts.

 

 

 

K-9                   Teaching Physics with TOYS                                       Beverley Taylor                        S-72

                                                                                                            James Poth

                                                                                                            Dwight Portman

                        In this book you will find teacher-tested, motivating activities

                                that draw students in with toys, gadgetry, fun-to-do experiments,

                                and observations of scientific phenomena in everyday events.

                                Each activity contains a list of the key science topics covered

                                and process skills used, estimated time length, materials list,

                                safety and disposal procedures, step-by-step instructions, extension

                                suggestions, and reproducible handouts.

 

5-12                  Teaching Soil and Water Conservation                       The USDA Soil                         S-135

Conservation Service                                                  

                                Provides hands-on soil science and soil water activities covering topics such

                                as: organic matter, soil water holding capacity, erosion, fertilizers, bird and insects

                                forest soils.

 

6-12                  Telescope Power                                                         Gregory L. Matloff                       S-97

   

This activities book will take you through selecting, understanding

and observing with your telescope to tracking the planets, following

the stars and observing the sun. A complete guide to help you understand

the telescope.

 

K-12                 A Thousand Friends of Frogs                                       The Center for Global              S-130

                                                                                                            Environmental Education                                                                                                                                           This activity guide encourages an understanding of frogs, their habitat,

                                and their roles as bio-indicators.

 

6-12                  Touching the Future                                                                                                                            S-154

                       

                        This Challenger Center Teacher Workshop demonstrates how space can be used

                                to teach skills in many disciplines. It emphasizes experiential activities that promote

                                team learning and problem solving.

 

K-12                 The Universe at Your Fingertips                                  Project Astro                             S-76

                        Astronomy Activities & Resources

 

                        The Universe at Your Fingertips is a key product of Project ASTRO, containing

                                exemplary classroom activities selected by a team of teachers and astronomers,

                                comprehensive resource lists and bibliographies, brief background material

                                on astronomical topical, and teaching ideas from experienced astronomy educators.

 

K-12                 More Universe at Your Fingertips                                Project Astro                            S-77

                        Astronomy Activities & Resources       

 

                        More Universe at Your Fingertips is the second compilation of astronomy activities

                                and teaching resources from Project ASTRO at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

                                This book is designed to stand on it’s own apart from The Universe at Your Fingertips.

                                and does not require access to the other book for effective use.

 

6-12                  Watermarks: Poems from the Coast of Keweenaw      Barbara Simila                        S-137

 

                                A poem collection celebrating Lake Superior and the Keweenaw- great

                                history lessons.

 

 

 

6-12                  Watershed Science for Educators                                Karen Edelstein                       S-32

                                                                                                            Nancy Trautmann                   

                                                                                                            Marianne Krasny

                        This packet is written for high school and middle school teachers and students

                                who wish to incorporate watershed monitoring into both science and humanities

                                classes or into after-school environmental or science clubs.

 

6-12                  Windows on the Wild - Biodiversity Basics                  World Wildlife                         E-25

                                                                                                            Foundation

                        The goal of WOW is to educate people of all ages about biodiversity and to

                                stimulate critical thinking, discussion, and informed decision making on

                                behalf of the environment. The program also promotes creative partnerships

and interdisciplinary education at all levels.

 

K-12                 WOW!:   The Wonders of Wetlands                          Environmental Concern Inc.       E-26

                                                                                                                         The Watercourse

                        WOW!: The Wonders of Wetlands is for educators. Classroom teachers that

                                will find useful background material and stimulation activities to fit their programs.

                                The first part of WOW! is filled with background material for teachers preparing

                                wetland study units and  wetland activities.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            2-6-03