1. How many different types of materials must be managed and orchestrated during a typical chapter, unit, or teaching sequence (e.g., student text, teacher’s guide, student materials, transparencies, handouts, videos, software)?
2. Does the teacher’s guide contain suggestions for effectively managing instructional materials?
3. Do instructional materials call for equipment, supplies, and technology that teachers using these materials might not have?
4. Is the cost for the materials and replacements reasonable?
Appendix B Selecting Instructional Materials ."
Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press,
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