Science Discoveries on the Net: An Integrated Approach
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited | ISBN: 1563088231 | edition 2000 | PDF | 313 pages | 11 mb
Adding the Internet to classroom lessons can be a daunting task for teachers and librarians. The tried-and-true methods of evaluating traditional materials (books, magazines, videos) don't translate as easily to Web sites. Fredericks offers not only lists of Web sites, but also ideas on how to use the Internet as part of a larger classroom or research activity. Part one is fairly general, including an introduction to teaching science, as well as tips on teaching with online resources. Included are Web sites that offer lesson plans, suggested search engines, and an example of a parental consent form. The second part, which makes up the bulk of the book, offers science units. Each one focuses on a particular subject area, covering specific topics in the life, physical, earth, and space sciences and the human body (sample subjects include food chains and webs, magnetism, volcanoes, asteroids, and the respiratory system). Each unit includes a list of Web sites, suggested research questions for students, a short bibliography, and a few activities. There is nothing extraordinary about this book, but it's a comprehensive guide for those who are new to the information superhighway, and it's refreshing to see that the author includes print material in his suggested lesson plans.