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Science Library Resources

A guide to the science resources available from the library.

Science Education Library Materials

Take-Home Chemistry

The author promises that students who conduct the labs in Take-Home Chemistry, as supplements to classroom instruction, will enhance higher-level thinking, improve process skills, and raise high-stakes test scores. Take-Home Chemistry is a useful tool for improving how students learn chemistry.

Hands-On General Science Activities with Real-Life Applications

This innovative series of lessons/worksheets applies basic science concepts to everyday life. It includes over 75 stimulating enhancement activities with background information covering Earth Science, Chemistry, Life Science, Physics, and Astronomy, ready to use as a stand-alone or supplement to a science text.

Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS)

The basis for the PBS KIDS show Sid the Science Kid, this innovative teaching resource helps children ages 3 - 5 investigate their everyday world and develop the basics of scienfific thinking, skills they'll apply across subject areas when they enter school. A fun and engaging way to introduce science to young children.

Climate Change Education

This book explores what education for climate change entails, discussing the concept of Climate Change Education (CCE) itself, how it can be taught in schools and how public education can be carried out.

Science Text Sets

According to the Iowa Core's Guide to Creating Text Sets:

What is a Text Set?

A text set is a collection of related texts organized around a unit topic, theme, concept, or idea. The set is focused on an anchor text--a rich, complex, grade-level text. The anchor text is the focus of a close reading with instructional supports. The number of texts in a set can vary depending on purpose and resource availability around a given topic. What is important is that the text in the set are connected meaningfully to each other to deepen student understanding of the anchor text. In a sense, the text need to "talk to one another" so that in reading the set, students build a coherent body of knowledge around a topic.

natural disaster text set 

This is not a complete text set in the library's catalog for more.

Articles Available from the BQ Library on Text Sets

Hoch, M. L., McCarty, R., Gurvitz, D., & Sikoski, I. (2019). Five key principles: Guided inquiry with multimodal text sets. Reading Teacher, 72(6), 701-710.

Kimmel, S.C. & Carlone, H.B. (2018) Three bags full: Integrating text sets with engineering explorations for young children. Science Activities, 55(1/2), 58-67.

Lewis, W. & Walpole, S. (2016) Designing your own text sets. Literacy Today, 33(4), 34-35.

Lupo, S.M., Berry, A., Thacker, E., Sawyer, A., & Merritt, J. (2020) Rethinking text sets to support knowledge building and interdisciplinary learning. Reading Teacher, 73(4), 513-524.

Scholastic Science Class Magazines