ERIC Number: ED475254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Thrill Ride! An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Force and Motion Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school life science or physical 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 as a cooperative team to respond to a request for proposals from an amusement park developer. The module in this book can be used to build a whole curriculum or fit into current lesson plans to add interest. (KHR)
Descriptors: Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Physics, 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
Note: Also includes video entitled "Thrill Ride!". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.