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Teaching High School Science
 

A video library for high school teachers; 6 video programs (from 30 to 55 minutes in length) and guide

Now on DVD

Asking questions, making discoveries, gathering data, analyzing explanations, and communicating scientific arguments are key ingredients in a classroom where vibrant inquiry is taking place. The Teaching High School Science library will help new and veteran science teachers integrate national science standards and inquiry learning into their curricula. Showing science classrooms around the country, the modules cover topics in life science, physical science, Earth and space science, and integrated science. They also show a range of teaching techniques and student/teacher interaction.

Produced by WGBH Boston. 2000.

Closed Caption     ISBN: 1-57680-187-X
Students recreate Martian landforms.
Students recreate Martian landforms.

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VOD1. Introduction

VOD2. Thinking Like Scientists
Classroom footage and new footage of scientists in the field explain and illustrate the concept of inquiry.

VOD3. Chemical Reactions
Students in a ninth-grade Principles of Science and Technology class formulate and explore their own questions about a chemical reaction.

VOD4. Investigating Crickets
Ninth-grade biology students design and conduct experiments about crickets.

VOD5. Exploring Mars
Students in an 11th-grade integrated science class explore how the Mars landscape may have formed.

VOD6. The Physics of Optics
An 11th- and 12th-grade physics class looks at light, lenses, and the human eye.

 

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