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BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science And Literacy: Testing Materials Teacher Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies-10789

Edition: 2

Pages: 224


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-In this module, students investigate the materials from which objects are made. They discover that all materials have properties, such as color, hardness, transparency, and absorbency, and that people select a material for a certain purpose according to the properties of the material. Students compare materials in terms of their response to puffs of air and water. They compare structures that are made of different materials and explain why certain structures are made of specific materials.

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.


Program Overview

Module Overview

Master List of Supplies

Teaching and Assessment Strategies

Introduction: Doing Technology

Lesson 1: I'll Huff and I'll Puff

Lesson 2: Let It Soak In

Lesson 3: Jeepers Creepers¿Find the Keepers

Lesson 4: Materials Matter

Lesson 5: Beds for Bears

Lesson 6: Puffy Pig

Blackline Masters

Related Children's Literature and Multimedia Resources

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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