Entry Numbers

Curriculum materials are arranged alphabetically by title in each category (Core Materials, Supplementary Materials, and Science Activity Books) in chapters 1 through 4 of this guide. In addition, each annotation has a two-part entry number. For each entry number, the chapter number is given before the period; the number after the period locates the entry within that chapter.

For example, the first entry number in chapter 1 is 1.1; the second entry in chapter 2 is 2.2, and so on.

The entry numbers within each curriculum chapter run consecutively through Core Materials, Supplementary Materials, and Science Activity Books.

Order of Bibliographic Information

Following is the arrangement of the facts of publication in the annotations in this section:

  • Title of publication.

  • Series title, or series acronym if commonly used.

  • Authors (either individual names or organizational author).

  • Name and location of developer (in parentheses), if different from publisher.

  • Place of publication, publisher, and date of publication.

Series Acronyms

Following are acronyms of series titles in "Physical Science—Core Materials." (Series titles that are spelled out are not included in this list.)


Full Option Science System


Science Curriculum Improvement Study


Science and Technology for Children

Price and Acquisition Information

Ordering information is presented in a block immediately below the annotation. Included are the following:

  • Prices of teacher's guides, activity books, and kits or units.

  • The name of a principal publisher/supplier (not necessarily the sole source) for the items listed in the price category. (The address and phone and fax numbers for each publisher and supplier appear in appendix A, "Publishers and Suppliers.")

  • An indication of the various sources from which one might obtain the required materials.

containers holds a certain number of marbles. Throughout the unit children gather and organize data in graphs and tables and make weight comparisons.

Balancing and Weighing is a 16-lesson unit requiring 8 weeks to complete. The teacher's guide includes a unit overview, the 16 lesson plans, reproducible masters for teacher's record charts of student progress, and an annotated bibliography. An optional consumable notebook for students accompanies the unit.

The module includes science background information, detailed instructions on planning for and conducting each activity, an extensive assessment component, and extensions for integration and enrichment. Materials are available in a kit

Prices: Teacher's Guide, $14.95. Consumable Student Notebook, $2.00. Unit, $399.95. Publisher/supplier: Carolina Biological Supply. Materials : Available locally, from commercial suppliers, or in unit.

3.3 Balls and Ramps. Insights. Newton, Mass.: Education Development Center, 1994.

Grades: K, 1 In Balls and Ramps, children learn about the properties and characteristics of balls and the things that affect the way balls move. Working in both small and large groups, students investigate the bounciness of balls of different size, weight, and composition; the effects of shape, size, weight, and smoothness on how a ball rolls; the relationship between the height of the starting point and the energy of a ball when it leaves a ramp; and the effect of the weight and size of a ball on how quickly it reaches the bottom of a ramp and how far it goes. Concepts such as gravity, friction, inertia, and

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