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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Objects In The Sky Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2006

Pages: 344


EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE-In this module, students explore and describe the position, appearance, and motion (or apparent motion) of objects in the sky, specifically the Moon, the Sun and the stars. They use their shadows to determine the changing position of the Sun in the daytime sky and use direct observations to describe the changing position of the Moon during the day and at night and of the stars in the nighttime sky. Students also observe that the Moon appears to change its shape every day in a repeating pattern that takes approximately one month.

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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