ERIC Number: ED466410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Chemicals, the Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health. Grades 7-8. NIH Curriculum Supplement Series.
Hill, Juliane; McQueen, Charlene A.; O'Connell, Josina Romero; Taylor, Shaun; Trush, Mike
This curriculum supplement aims to bring cutting-edge medical science and basic research discoveries from the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into classrooms. The supplement was designed to complement existing life science curricula at both the state and local levels and to be consistent with the National Science Education Standards. The structure of this module is designed to enable teachers to effectively facilitate learning and stimulate student interest by applying scientific concepts to real-life scenarios. Design elements include a conceptual flow of lessons based on the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) 5E Instructional Model of Learning, multi-subject-integration emphasizing cutting-edge science content, and built-in assessment tools. Activities are designed to promote active and collaborative learning and are inquiry-based to help students develop problem-solving strategies and critical thinking. The accompanying CD-ROM contains video clips, animations, and simulations required to teach various activities and concepts within the lessons. (MM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, National Standards, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 700, MSC 7984, Bethesda, MD 20892-7984. Tel: 301-402-2469; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. Office of Science Education.
Authoring Institution: Videodiscovery, Inc., Seattle, WA.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.