ERIC Number: ED475238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Earthquake!: An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Earth Science Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school earth science teachers to help their students learn about earthquakes and 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 and play the roles of geologist, chief of transportation, director of utilities, city planner, architect, and civil engineer. 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, Earthquakes, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054 ($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 "CNN's The Big Story: The Quake of '89". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.