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A Review of Middle School Science Texts


A Review of Middle School Science Texts

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A review and critique the physical science in Middle School (grades 6, 7, and 8, although some schools called Junior High designate grades 7, 8, and 9) science textbooks with regard to the scientific accuracy, adherence to an accurate portrayal of the scientific approach, and the appropriateness and pedagogic effectiveness of the material presented for the particular grade level. The author noted such things as readability, attractiveness, quality of illustrations, and whether material such as... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: January 23, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 05, 2008
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Primary Audience: Middle School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Nancy J. Pelaez
11 years ago

Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)

This resource shows a professional society that pursued grant funding for
support to review middle school science textbooks. Science teachers should be
aware of the need to respond to professional scientists when they choose what
students should know and learn about science.

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Avatar for John Walkup
13 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Although not a learning resource, this is an interesting page. It appears that
the world is still waiting for a middle-school science textbook of reasonable
quality. Unfortunately, this page needs to spice up the HTML programming for
easier reading. Some boldface here, italics there, would be very helpful.