This book is a valuable tool for selecting effective science curriculum materials that will engage students in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes more than 400 curriculum titles, including textbooks, that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. The curriculum materials are grouped in five chapters by scientific area and by type--core materials, supplementary units, and science activity books. Each annotation of curriculum material includes a recommended grade level, a description of the activities involved and of what students can be expected to learn, a list of accompanying materials, and ordering information.
"This is a comprehensive, thorough, and essential publication that will be needed by school library media specialists for acquisitions and curriculum development, and by science teachers." Knowledge Quest, Vol 27