ERIC Number: ED475232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Hurricane!: An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Meteorology Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school earth science teachers to help their students learn about problems with hurricanes and 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 and play the roles of editor-in-chief, hurricane specialist, meteorologist, natural-hazards planner, reporter, and environmental scientist. The module in this book can be used to build a whole curriculum or fit into current lesson plans to add interest. (KHR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Hurricanes, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Meteorology, Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum, Weather
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054 ($26.50). Tel: 800-321-3106 (Toll Free); 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 "Hurricane Andrew: As It Happened (Tracking the Storm)". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730- 765.