ERIC Number: ED475237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Earthquake!: An Event-Based Science Module. Student Edition. Earth Science Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school students to 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. Each unit is centered around an earthquake that had a catastrophic impact on people and the environment. Students use this book to work in cooperative teams and play the roles of geologist, chief of transportation, director of utilities, city planner, architect, and civil engineer. (KHR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, 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 ($11.95). Tel: 800-321-3106 (Toll Free); Web site: www.pearsonlearning.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.