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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Physical And Chemical Properties Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2006

Pages: 172


PHYSICAL SCIENCE-During this module, students observe the properties of five household substances--alum, salt, cornstarch, baking soda, and talcum powder--and investigate changes in the properties of those substances as they react with water, vinegar, red cabbage juice, and iodine. Because students often think of chemical reactions as "magic," this module helps students build an understanding that chemicals undergo predictable changes that can be controlled. The students use the processes of scientific inquiry, including fair testing (controlling variables), collecting and recording data, using evidence to build explanations, and communicating their results, to investigate changes in the properties of simple household chemicals.

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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