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Main Title Resources for teaching elementary school science /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 33668395
ISBN 0585037639; 9780585037639; 0309052939; 9780309052931
Subjects Science--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States--Bibliography ; Grundschule ; Lehrmittel ; Naturwissenschaftlicher Unterricht ; Science--education ; Schools ; Teaching Materials
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  LB1585R47 1996 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2002
EMBM  Z5818.S3R47e 1996 2 copies NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/15/2002
Collation xv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Revised edition of: Science for children. 1988. Includes indexes.
Contents Notes
pt. 1. Introduction to the Guide -- pt. 2. Elementary School Science Curriculum Materials -- pt. 2. Overview -- Life Science -- Earth Science -- Earth Science -- Physical Science -- Multidisciplinary and Applied Science -- Curriculum Projects Past and Present -- pt. 3. Teacher's References -- pt. 3. Overview -- Books on Teaching Science -- Science Book Lists and Resource Guides -- Periodicals -- pt. 4. Ancillary resources for Element Science Teachers -- pt. 4. Overview -- Museums and Other Places to Visit -- Professional Associations and U.S Government Organization. "What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy "hands-on" experience with life in an estuary? Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. A completely revised edition of the best-selling resource guide, Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, this book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help for teaching science from kindergarten through sixth grade. The guide annotates about 350 curriculum packages, describing the activities involved and what students learn. Each annotation also lists recommended grade levels, accompanying materials and kits or suggested equipment, and ordering information. The curriculum materials annotated in the guide were reviewed by both educators and scientists to ensure that they are accurate and current. They are grouped by scientific area - Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science - and by type of materials - core, supplementary, and science activity books. Additionally, a section of references provides annotated listings of books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and magazines that will help teachers enhance their students' science education. Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science also lists by region and state about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take students for interactive science experiences; highlights almost 300 facilities that make significant efforts to help teachers; describes more than 100 organizations from which teachers can obtain other resources and assistance; and provides names and addresses of publishers and suppliers of materials."--Jacket.