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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Investigating Position And Motion Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2006

Pages: 314


PHYSICAL SCIENCE-In this module, the students learn about "relative position" and motion of objects. They learn how to describe accurately the position of an object relative to themselves and to another reference object by using terms, such as "in front of," "to the left of," "in back of," "to the right of," and by measuring distances from one object to another. They represent the position of objects on self-made maps and relate their maps to those of city streets and of stores in the shopping mall. They learn that objects move in many different ways--in a straight line, zigzag, back and forth, round and round--and represent the motion of objects by making paths. They learn to describe the motion of objects in terms of speed and direction and relate changes in the motion of objects to a force--a push or a pull--that acts on an object.

BSCS Science T.R.A.C.S. 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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