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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Heat And Changes In Materials Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2006

Pages: 264


PHYSICAL SCIENCE-Students explore the changes of matter between solid and liquid and liquid and gas by investigating the changes of state of water as it melts, freezes, condenses, and evaporates. Students recognize that these changes do not occur without the addition or removal of heat. Students become aware that heat transfers from one object to another, and that this conduction can cause a change in material state. Students also become aware that not all forms of matter react the same way to heat or loss of heat. Teams of students use everyday items in simple investigations to construct their understanding that matter can exist in different states.

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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