Middle School Resources
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Teaching - Pedagogy
American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1997). Resources for Science Literacy. New York: Oxford University Press.
Baker & Piburn. (1997). Constructing Science in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon Publishing.
Bybee, R. (1995). Redesigning the Science Curriculum. A Report on the Implications of Standards and Benchmarks for Science Education. Colorado Springs: BSCS.
Chiappetta, E., Koballa, T. & Collette, A. (1994). Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools. 2nd Ed. Merrill Publisher.
Daniels, H. & Zemelman, S. (2004). Subjects Matters: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann.
National Research Council. (2001). Classroom Assessment and the NSES. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (2000). How People Learn . Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (2005). How Students Learn . Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the NSES. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (2004). NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards Middle School Edition. 2nd ed. (1998).
National Research Council. (1999). Selecting Instructional Materials. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
Yager, R. (Ed.) (2005). Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Science Education Reform
AAAS. (2001). Atlas of Scientific Literacy. Washington, DC .
Aldridge, B. (Ed.). (1996). Scope, Sequence, and Coordination: A Framework for High School Science Education, Arlington, VA: NSTA.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061. (1993). Benchmarks for Science Literacy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
National Research Council. (1999). Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (1996). National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
Bosak, Susan. (2000). Science Is … Scholastic, Canada.
Ingram, Mrill. (1993). Bottle Biology: An Idea Book for Exploring the World Through Soda Bottles and Other Recyclable Materials. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
Liem, Tik. (1987). Invitations to Science Inquiry. 2nd. ed. Chino Hills, CA: Science Inquiry Enterprises.
Seismic Sleuths for Grades 7-12. (1994). The American Geophysical Union .
Teaching Chemistry with Toys: Activities Grades K-9. (1995). McGraw-Hill.
Taylor, Poth, & Portman. (1995). Teaching Physics with Toys: Activities for Grades K-9. Middletown, OH: Learning Triangles Press, An Imprint of McGraw-Hill.
Williams, P. (1995). Exploring With Wisconsin Fast Plants. Dubuque, IA : Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
Wisconsin Fast Plants Manual. (1989). Burlington, NC: Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Middle School/Junior High Level Textbooks
BSCS (Biological Science Curriculum Study). (Third Edition, 2005)
Investigating Physical Systems
Investigating Earth Systems
(Teacher & Student Texts and Teacher's Resource Book, Kits)
Science Explorer (Prentice Hall Science. 2002).
Unit Texts, Teacher's Editions, Teacher's Resources & Integrated Science Laboratory Manuals.
Bacteria to Plants
Cells and Heredity
Human Biology and Health
Chemical Building Blocks
Motion, Forces and Energy
Electricity and Magnetism
Sound and Light
Earth’s Changing Surface
Weather and Climate
Glencoe Science (single text and modular)
Teacher Editions, Student Editions, Ancilaries
Earth Science (with National Geographic Society). (2002).
Physical Science (with National Geographic Society). (2002).
Life Science (with National Geographic Society). (2002).
Teacher Editions Only
Science Level Red. (2003).
Science Level Blue. (2003).
Science: An Intro to Physical Science. (2003).
Science Plus Integrated Science
Science Plus Integrated Science (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
Levels Red, Blue, and Green
Annotated Teacher Edition. (2002).
Holt Science and Technology
Holt Science and Technology (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
Unit Texts (Student and Teacher Editions). (2003).
Teaching Resources & Skills Workbook (Student and Teacher Editions).
Holt Science & Technology
Assessment Item Listing Indrocution to Matter
Science Fair Guide
Assessment, Lab Activities, Teacher Resources, Introduction to Matter
Science Tudor (CD-ROM)
Science in the News!
Critical Thinking Worksheets
CNN Presents: Eye on the Environment (video)
Technology Sampler (CD-ROM)
Anthology of Science
Readings in the Content Area
Micro-organisms, Fungi and Plants
Cells, Heredity and Classification
Human Body Systems and Health
Interactions of Matter
Forces, Motion and Energy
Electricity and Magnetism
Sound and Light
Introduction to Matter
Inside Restless Earth
Earth's Changing Surface
Water on Earth
Weather and Climate
Holt Science Spectrum Physical Science. (2004).
Additional Earth Science
CPO Science: Earth & Space Science. (Cambridge Physics Outlet 2002).
Modern Earth Science. (Glencoe-McGraw Hill 2002).
Modern Earth Science. (Holt, Rinehart, Winston 2002).
NSRC: National Science Resources Center (Smithsonian)
Teacher's Guides, Student Guides and Resource Books
Catastrophic Events (2000)
Earth in Space (2003)
Electrical Energy and Circuit Design (2002)
Energy, Machines, and Motion (2000)
Organisms-From Macro to Micro (2003)
Properties of Matter (2000)
It's About Time. (Herrf Hones Education Division).
Interactions in Physical Science. (2006).
Text, Student Workbook, Teacher's Education (vol 1-3).
Integrated Coordinated Science. (2004)
Teachers' Education Units 1-4b.
Earth System Evolution.
Earth's Dynamic Geosphere.
Earth's Fluid Spheres.
Investigating Earth System. (2001).
Modular-Teachers Guides and Student Readers.
Active Physical Science. (2005).
Text and Teachers Guides (vol. 1-3)
SEPUP: Science Education for Public Understanding Program
Student Textbooks and Teacher’s Guides (Volumes 1 & 2).
Issues, Evidence And You. (2003).
Science & Life Issues. (2001).
Science and Sustainability. (2001).
Premier: Science for Middle Schools (Frey Scientific 2002).
Earth-The Water Planet
Forces & Motion
Structure & Changes of Matter
OBIS (Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies)
The program consists of 93 activities, which are grouped into 27 modules.
Call or email SERC for 93 activities.
|Adaptations||Games & Simulations|
|Animal Behavior||Human Impact|
|Aquatic Animal Behavior||Lawns & Fields|
|Breakwaters & Bays||Outdoor Study Techniques|
|Campsite||Pavement & Parks|
|Child's Play||Ponds & Lakes|
|For Eight- to Eleven-Year-Olds||Streams & Rivers|
|For Large Groups||Trail|
|For Small Groups and Families||Wintertime|
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California Berkeley, CA 94720
GEMS - Great Explorations in Math and Science: Upper Elementary-Middle
|Acid Rain (6-9)||Life through Time (5-9)|
|Animals in Action (5-9)||Mapping Animal Movement (6-9)|
|Bubble-ology (3-9)||Mapping Fish Habitats (6-9)|
|Chemical Reactions (4-9)||Messages from Space (5-9)|
|Color Analyzers (5-9)||Microscopic Explorations (4-9)|
|Convection: A Current Event (6-9)||Moons of Jupiter|
|Crime Lab Chemistry (2-9)||More than Magnifiers (6-9)|
|Discovering Density (6-9)||Mystery Festival (1-9)|
|Dry Ice Investigations (5-9)||Ocean Currents (5-9)|
|Earth, Moon & Stars (5-9)||Of Cabbage & Chemistry (4-9)|
|Earth Worms (6-9)||Only One Ocean (5-9)|
|Environmental Detective (5-9)||Oobleck (K-8)|
|Experimenting with Model Rockets (6-9)||Paper Towel Testing (5-9)|
|Fingerprinting (K-8)||Plate Tectonics (6-9)|
|Global Warming (7-9)||Real Reasons for Seasons (6-8)|
|Height-O-Meters (6-9)||River Cutters (6-9)|
|Hot Water & Warm Homes||Schoolyard Ecology (3-8)|
|Invisible Universe (6-8)||Stories in Stone (4-9)|
|Learning about Learning (5-9)||Vitamin C Testing (4-9)|
GEMS (Great Explorations in Math & Science)
Lawrence Hall of Science Berkeley , CA 94720
Middle School Full Option Science Kits
Delta Education, Inc. (2003)
|Chemical Interactions (Boxes 1-5)||Human Brain & Senses (Boxes 1-4)|
|Diversity of Life (Boxes 1-2 + Support)||Planetary Science (Boxes 1-3)|
|Earth History (Boxes 1-4)||Populations & Ecosystems (Boxes 1-3)|
|Electronics (Boxes 1-2)||Weather & Water (Boxes 1-3)|
|Force & Motion (Boxes 1-4)|
Delta Science Modules
Delta Education, Inc. (2003)
|Chemical Interactions (grade 6)||Pollution (grade 5)|
|DNA from Genes to Proteins (grade 6)||Rocks and Minerals (grade 5)|
|Earth Processes (grade 6)||Solar Energy (grade 5)|
|Electromagnetism (grade 5)||Weather Forecasting (grade 5)|
|If Shipwrecks Could Talk (grade 6)||You and Your Body (grade 5)|
|Newton's Toy Box (grade 6)|
Laboratory Materials/Equipment (available on loan to teachers)
- Flashlights (Classroom set of 27)
- Safety Goggles (Classroom set of 30)
- Human Eye (plastic model)
- Human Skeleton (plastic model)
- Dissolved O2 Meter
- Van de Graf Generator
- QX3+ Computer Microscopes (student scopes and software) (5 scopes)
Earth Science with Calculators (2002)
Earth Science with Computers (2003)
Probeware (Pasco, Vernier)
Available on loan to teachers. Includes all necessary accessories.
|Basic Optics Materials||Exercise Heart Rate Monitor|
|Basic Electrostatics System||Light Sensor|
|Science Workshop (Sensors: light, rotary motion, infrared, and high SENS light)||Low-G Accelerometer|
|CO2 Sensor, Dissolved )2 Probe and Gas Pressure Sensor||Magnetic Field Sensor|
|Motion Detector, Turbidity Sensor, Coloimeter, pH Sensor||Relative Humidity Sensor|
|Conductivity Probe||Temperature Probes (extra-long & stainless steel)|
|Dual-Range Force Sensor||Thermocouple|
|EKG Sensor||Water Depth Sensor|