D.41 Science Technology and Reading (STAR) series

Designed for the upper elementary grades, the Science Technology and Reading (STAR) series consists of 8 thematic "labs" in the natural and physical sciences. Each lab focuses both on science activities and on a genre of children's literature, developing correlations between the science process and the process of reading. In addition to a teacher's guide for each of the 8 labs, the STAR program includes a mentor's guide for scientists, engineers, and others assisting in the classroom.

  • Ecology Lab, 3.14

  • Flight Lab, 1.29

  • Geology Lab, 4.22

  • Inventor's Lab, 1.31

D.42 TLTG [Texas Learning Technology Group] Environmental Science Series

The TLTG Environmental Science Series is a multimedia program for grades 7-12. Designed for the single-computer classroom, the 4 units in this series focus on environmental pollution and health-related issues from a variety of perspectives. For each unit, all video, graphics, and text-based materials—including the teacher's and students' guides—are contained on a CD-ROM.

  • Health Risk: Shadow over Crystal Valley, 3.17

D.43 A World in Motion II: The Design Experience series

A World in Motion II: the Design Experience series consists of 3 units on using science, mathematics, and technology to explore the process of design. Each unit engages students in a problem-solving context for which they must create a design or solution to address a particular need or problem. The active participation of volunteers in the classroom is a distinguishing feature of this series.

  • A World in Motion II: The Design Experience, Challenge 2, 5.54


D.44 The following units, which are not part of formal series, are

annotated in the Supplementary Units sections of chapters 1 through 5.
  • Biology Is Outdoors! A Comprehensive Resource for Studying School Environments, 3.7

  • From Genes to Jeans: An Activity-Based Unit on Genetic Engineering and Agriculture, 2.24

  • How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little? Factors That Affect Plant Growth, 2.27

  • Hydroponic Instructional Package, 2.29

  • The Interrelationships of Soil, Water, and Fertilizers and How They Affect Plant Growth, 2.30

  • Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions: Skill Development Program, 3.18

  • Investigating and Evaluating STS Issues and Solutions: A Worktext for STS Education, 5.42

  • The Monitor's Handbook, 3.23

  • The Pondwater Tour, 3.27

  • Power Plants: A Plant-Based Energy Curriculum for Grades 5 through 8, 2.41

  • Rainforest Researchers, 2.42

  • Understanding Basic Ecological Concepts, 3.31

  • Zebra Mussel Mania, 2.45

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