ERIC Number: ED475224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Asteroid! An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Astronomy Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school earth science or general science teachers to help their students learn scientific literacy through event-based science. Unlike traditional curricula, the event- based earth science module is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, inquiry-oriented program that emphasizes cooperative learning, teamwork, independent research, hands-on investigations, and exploration of authentic tasks. Students use this book to work in cooperative teams to play the roles of public relations manager, planetary scientist, paleontologist, physicist, and amateur astronomer. The module in this book can be used to build a whole curriculum or fit into current lesson plans to add interest. (KHR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054 ($26.50). Tel: 800-321-3106; Web site: www.pearsonlearning.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also includes video entitled "CNN's Impact Crater." For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.