ERIC Number: ED461475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
NEWTON'S APPLE 14th Season Teacher's Guide.
Wichmann, Sue, Ed.
This guide was developed to help teachers use the 14th season of NEWTON'S APPLE in their classrooms and contains lessons formatted to follow the National Science Education Standards. The "Overview,""Main Activity," and "Try-This" sections were created with inquiry-based learning in mind. Each lesson page begins with "Getting Started," which contains a simple activity and a series of open-ended, inquiry-based questions to engage students. These activities are designed to gauge what the students know about the subject and to initiate discussion. Lessons include background information, interdisciplinary connections, resources, and hands-on activities. Also included is a Guide to Enjoying NEWTON'S APPLE at Home that encourages family participation in science education. Topics are as follows: (1) Spelunking; (2) Human Eye; (3) Tahiti Special which includes Sharks and Black Pearls; (4) Riverboats; (5) Body Fat; (6) Hypercoaster; (7) Nicotine; (8) Avalanche Rescue; (9) Prosthetic Limbs; (10) Andes Special on Inca Engineering; (11) Ski Jumping; (12) Bee Stings; (13) Rain Forest Special which includes Rain Forest Plants and Rain Forest Animals; (14) Olympic Solar Energy; (15) Soccer; (16) Malaria Tracking; (17) Clocks; (18) Post Office; (19) Gems; (20) Ethanol; (21) Bones; and (22) Water Special that includes Wetlands and Drinking Water. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Geography, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Rainforests, Science Activities, Teaching Guides, Wetlands
Newton's Apple, 172 E. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: 3M, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN.