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Suggested Resources for Science Classrooms

If your classroom science library needs rejuvenating, these fine paperbacks can help:

The Complete Science Fair Handbook. 1990. Anthony D. Fredericks and Isaac Asimov. ISBN 0-673-38800-X. Grades 4-8. Good Year Books, Dept. GYB, 1900 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025. Hundreds of ideas for science projects and explicit information on preparing information for projects.

Science Process Skills. 1995. John D. Bath, Ph.D.. Grades 2-5. Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc. CD-7311.

Skills like observing, classifying, measuring, communicating, inferring, predicting, controlling variables, representing data, experimenting.

Science Yellow Pages. 1988. Sandra Schurr and the KIDS’ STUFF Staff. All grades. Incentive Publications, Nashville. ISBN 0-86530-009-7. Everything from lists of lab equipment to hundreds of general/physical/earth/life science facts.

Science Experiments: Chemistry and Physics. 1995. Tammy K. Williams. Grades 5-8+. Mark Twain Media/Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc. CD-1815. Interesting experiments – make hydrogen from simple ingredients. Step-by-step, student record forms, clear directions.


Web Connections

The following sites have in the past provided consistently good resources:

National Science Teachers Association

Visit their calendars for upcoming national or regional conventions in your area.Lists compiled by the NSTA Standing Committee on Student Programs. Two that stand out are national clubs and organizations for students and national competitions. NSTA provides names and fairly current addresses for each name on each of these lists. This site is chock-full of information, so visit it periodically to get the most benefit.
American Gas Association
Good for statistics and information on natural gas.
Engineering Weekly
This site has interesting lessons.Lists of videos on engineering, etc.Case study on roller coasters – ways to give science of physics a twist.
Junior Engineering Technical Society
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
For older students interested in pursuing these fields.
Classroom of the Future
This program is NASA’s premier Research and Development program for educational technologies.
U.S. Geological Survey
Geological information.
National Geophysical Data Center
Relates to the work of the geoscientists mentioned in Energy Underground.
National Science Foundation
Sponsor of Magic School Bus and Bill Nye, the Science Guy.Information on National Science and Technology Week.Grants, science news and general data.