BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Plants Teacher Edition
Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789
LIFE SCIENCE-In this module, the students plant bean seeds in plastic bag "greenhouses" and observe the growth of the bean plants. In doing so, they learn about the needs of plants and seeds as living organisms and explore what happens if a plant's needs are not met. The students practice the skills of inquiry by setting up and monitoring investigations of their bean plants and develop skills such as observing, recording, measuring, comparing, and analyzing. Students keep journals of plant growth and development and learn about the structures of plants and seeds and the functions of each structure. They propagate additional plants from various plant parts and observe the plants' growth and development.
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.