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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Animals And Their Needs Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2006

Pages: 256


LIFE SCIENCE-During the course of this module, the students explore the characteristics of guppies, snails, and aquatic plants in classroom aquaria. By observing those organisms in their environment, the students learn about what organisms need to survive. They recognize that the structures of the organisms serve specific functions that enable them to survive in their environments. Then, they extend their understanding of organisms' needs and ability to survive in their environments by investigating the characteristics and behaviors of gerbils and isopods. They recognize that an animal's behavior and structures enable it to meet its needs and that animals can survive only in environments in which they can meet their needs.

BSCS Science Tracks includes a Teacher's Edition, complete with facsimile pages of the student guide, placed exactly where you need them with the Teaching Strategies. In addition, the Teacher's Edition incorporates the following features, designed to help you organize and manage an activity-based science program within your busy teaching day. The Program Overview explains:

  • the general philosophy, goals, and features of the program;
  • the relationship of the program to the National Science Education Standards, including the content, teaching, and assessment standards, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy;
  • the curriculum framework (scope and sequence)
  • the BSCS approach to conceptual development and inquiry using
    • an instructional model,
    • collaborative learning,
    • communication skills, and
    • clearly articulated assessment strategies;
  • the structure of the student guide and resource book; and
  • the structure of the Teacher's Edition.

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Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies) Science Learning is a nonprofit organization that develops science curricula for all grade levels. Based in Colorado Springs, BSCS Science Learning celebrated 60 years of service to science education in 2018.







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