ERIC Number: ED408173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Middle School Idea Book. A Compendium of Previously Published NABT Ideas and Activities Adapted and Reprinted for Middle School Teachers and Their Students (Grades 5-8).
Wilcoxson, Catherine A., Ed.
This manual specifically addresses teaching middle level students and offers teachers a variety of activities that were selected and edited to reflect middle level philosophy. It is divided into five chapters each with a different focus that contain hands-on activities designed to provide many exciting and fun experiences for adolescents. Every chapter includes exercises designed to help students learn new concepts and apply them to solve real-world problems. Issues are introduced that encourage students to wonder, ask questions, and develop knowledge and skills through classroom interactions. Chapters include: (1) Observations and Presentations; (2) Marine Activities in Landlocked Classes; (3) Food Explorations; (4) Evolutionary Investigations; and (5) Classification Studies. (JRH)
Descriptors: Classification, Critical Thinking, Hands on Science, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Guides
National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.