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Timmerman, Barbara – Science Scope, 2002
Points out old-dated information provided in textbooks and recommends using current events to close the knowledge gap between the real world and textbooks. Uses year-long journal writings in which students choose a science article and analyze it. Provides an example of the activity sheet. (YDS)
Descriptors: High Schools, Instructional Materials, Journal Writing, Middle Schools
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Fitzner, Kenneth – Science Scope, 2002
Uses print media resources with the science curriculum to connect science concepts to real life scenarios. Helps students with learning scientific vocabulary and concepts. (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Newspapers
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Ashby, Susanne – Science Scope, 2002
Uses National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) posters and the information behind them as instructional materials to connect real world science to the classroom. Provides a list of resources. (YDS)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Printed Materials, Science Education
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science Scope, 2002
Points out the necessity of the proper usage of movies such as the selection of video segments illustrating science concepts against the issue of provoking violence among students. Describes available media resources for classroom use and the positive and negative effects of using movies for instructional purposes. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Laposata, Matthew M.; Howick, Tom; Dias, Michael J. – Science Scope, 2002
Explains the effectiveness of visual aids compared to written materials in teaching and recommends using television segments for teaching purposes. Introduces digitized clips provided by major television news organizations through the Internet and describes the technology requirements for successful viewing of streaming videos and audios. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Radhe, Sue Ellen; Cole, Lynn – Science Scope, 2002
Uses the science fiction television show "Star Trek" as an instructional medium to teach physics concepts. Includes suggestions on how to motivate students through "Star Trek" episodes and the Internet. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Moseley, Christine; Reinke, Kay – Science Scope, 2002
Presents an activity in which students create their own bumper stickers and cartoons to develop environmental awareness among other people. Uses the 5E instructional approach which includes engagement, exploration, explanation, extension, and evaluation. (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cartoons, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials
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Stewart, Heather L.; Chudler, Eric H. – Science Scope, 2002
Discusses the use of movies as an instructional tool for the topic of neurosciences. Provides a list of neuroscience films and a preview sheet example prepared for the movie "A Beautiful Mind". Explains copyright issues for teachers. (YDS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Brain, Films, Instructional Materials