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Crowther, David T.; Venable, Colleen; Barman, Charles – Science Scope, 2005
Many educators, librarians, and even some parents anticipate the publication of the Outstanding Science Trade Books (OSTB) for grades K-12 each year (page 23). Have you ever wondered how the mountain of trade books out there gets evaluated or how books are chosen as "outstanding"? This list doesn't just magically appear but is the result of a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Book Reviews, Books, Science Education
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Beck, Charles R. – Science Scope, 1992
A hands-on simulation on spider web construction is described. Students recreate the mysteries of web construction by creating a yarn web with a pentagonal frame, 12 spokes, and 12 spiral loops. Contains instructions to the teacher for constructing the web board. Provides a procedure for the students to follow. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Manipulative Materials