ERIC Number: ED475234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Tornado! 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 tornadoes 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 leading forecaster, science forecaster, and hydro-meteorological technician. 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, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Meteorology, Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum, Tornadoes
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
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Also includes video entitled "CNN's 'Alabama Tornado' and 'Belated Early Warning'". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.