ERIC Number: ED475244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Gold Rush!: An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Geology 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, playing the roles of mining production/operations manager, mining engineer/geologist, chemist, and environmental hazards manager to gather information about particular mines in Nevada. 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, Geology, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Metals, Middle Schools, Minerals, Mining, Natural Resources, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054-048 ($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 "Secrets of the Gold Rush". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.