ERIC Number: ED475243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Gold Rush!: An Event-Based Science Module. Student Edition. Rocks and Minerals 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. Students use this book to work in cooperative teams, playing the roles of mining production/operations manager, mining engineer/geologist, chemist, and environmental hazards manager to gather information about particular mines in Nevada. (KHR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Metals, Middle Schools, Minerals, Mining, Natural Resources, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054-048 ($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.