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Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
planetarium professional as well as for the teacher using a planetarium for the first time. This annotated resource guide covers the wide spectrum of resources available for teaching astronomy and space science in elementary and middle schools. It includes school curricula, books, periodicals, films, videos, slides, software, professional organizations, planetariums, and telescopes. The guide has listings such as camps for students, computer bulletin boards, opportunities for stargazing, and teacher institutes and workshops.
8.27Maria Sosa and Shirley M. Malcom, eds.Science Books & Films'Best Books for Children 1988-91.
Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994. 317 pp.
Price: $19.95 (ISBN 0-8058-1879-0)
Science Books & Films' Best Books for Children 1988-91 (see also8.28) is a guide to recommended children's books and resource materials gathered from reviews published previously in Science Books & Films, the review journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (see 11.2). Subjects covered include the life and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology, medicine, the social and behavioral sciences, and science/language arts connections. Some sections also contain a separate listing of hands-on science books. Entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject areas, which are then further subdivided into smaller topics. The guide is indexed by author and title.
8.28Tracy Gath and Maria Sosa, eds.Science Books & Films'Best Books for Children 1992-1995.
Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 1996. 301 pp.
Price: $24.00 (ISBN 0-87168-586-8)
Science Books & Films' Best Books for Children 1992-95 (see also8.27) is a guide to recommended children's books and resource materials gathered from reviews published previously in Science Books & Films , the review journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (see 11.2). Subjects covered include the life and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology, medicine, and the social and behavioral sciences. Some sections also contain a separate listing of hands-on science books. Entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject areas, which are then further subdivided into smaller topics. The guide is indexed by reviewer, author, and title.
8.29Carolyn Phelan. Science Books for Young People.
Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, Booklist Publications, 1996. 80 pp.
Price: $9.95 (ISBN 0-8389-7837-1)
Science Books for Young People is an annotated bibliography of more than 500 science books for students in grades K-8 published from 1990 to 1995. Most of the entries are based on reviews that appeared in Booklist, the reviewing journal of the American Library Association. The books listed are generally limited to pure science. They are organized by subject—for example, astronomy, life science, plants, reptiles, and mammals. Reference books and books of science experiments appear within subject areas.
8.30Science Curriculum Resource Handbook: A Practical Guide for K-12 Science Curriculum.
Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1992. 384 pp. (Available from Corwin Press; seeapp. A.)
Price: $29.95 (ISBN 0-803-96373-4)
This resource book provides basic information on the background of science curriculum design. It presents current information on trends in science teaching and curriculum development in grades K-12 and includes a step-by-step guide to creating or revising curriculum, information on grants for program development, exemplary science curriculum guides, comparisons of state requirements, and sources of ideas and materials for special projects. Rather than prescribing any particular form of curriculum, the handbook gives a sense of the available options and is a practical reference for curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators. It includes an annotated source list for materials, publishers, and project ideas, and provides an index to reviews of science textbooks, videos, software, and support materials.
8.31Mary Budd Rowe. Science Helper K-8: Version 3.0.
Armonk, N.Y.: The Learning Team, 1993.
Science Helper is a CD-ROM produced by the Knowledge Utilization Project in Science. It contains plans for 919 elementary science and mathematics lessons and 2,000 activities, compiled from 7 elementary science curriculum projects funded by the National Science Foundation during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Lessons are included from the following projects: Conceptually