• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_filter_term_node_tid.inc on line 303.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home2/curricu2/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.

Science CTS Supplement Search

CTS maintains a supplementary database of resources.The resources are content specific and can be used to supplement a specific CTS topic. For example, if you are a teacher conducting an individual study or you are designing a CTS for professional development on the CTS topic of Seasons, you might search for an article in the supplementary database to enhance your study. By selecting Astronomy under "Category", Seasons under "CTS Topic", and Journal Article"under "Resource Type" and then clicking the "Apply" button, you will come across the web-based article, Learning About Seasons- A Guide for Teachers and Curriculum Developers. Clicking on the title of the resource will then give you the full description of how it can be used with CTS. Each time a new science supplement is posted, it will appear in the Science Supplement box on the CTS home page.

  • This article generally summarizes new research into how and when children learn engineering concepts and skills. This article can be used to...

    C. Schunn (2009) Web link: www.lrdc.pitt.edu/pubs/Abstracts/SchunnHowKidsLearn.pdf
  • THis article generally summarizes new research into how and when children learn engineering concepts and skills. This article can be used to...

    C. Schunn (2009) Web link: www.lrdc.pitt.edu/pubs/Abstracts/SchunnHowKidsLearn.pdf
  • This paper describes findings from 41 studies illustrating why the concept of seasons is difficult to learn. The article is a nice supplement to...

    Sneider, C., Bar, V., and Kavanaugh, C. (2011). Learning about seasons: A guide for teachers and curriculum developers. Astronomy Education Review. Vol 10. Issue 1. http://aer.aas.org/resource/1/aerscz/v10/i1/p010103_s1
  • This web-based ERIC Digest article at http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-4/skills.htm...

    Haury, D. (2003). Fundamental skills in science: measurement. Eric Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-4/skills.htm
  • This book includes 45 force and motion related probes (K-12 +) that can be used as an application with a force and motion related full topic study...

    Keeley, P. and Harrington, R. (2010). Uncovering student ideas in physical sciuence- 45 force and motion probes. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
  • Readings from this book can be used with CTS sections II and IV to learn more about student thinking about the nature of scientific knowledge and...

    Driver, R., Leach, J., Millar, R., and Scott, P. (1997). Young People's Images of Science. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.
  • This paper can be used with CTS sections II and IV to explore young children's conceptions about whether something is living. Recommendations are...

    Venville, G. (2004). Young Children Learning About Living Things: A Case Study of Conceptual Change from Ontological and Social Perspectives. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol 41(5). Pp 449-480.
  • Supplement to Section IV. This short 1 minute clip shows a middle school student describing how plants make food from water, sunlight, and soil....

    Harvard Smithsonian Digital Video Library: http://hsdvl.org/video.php?record_serial=86&source=4
  • This 8 minute video shows second grade students engaged in activities that examine their thinking about how light travels. This video can be used...

    Harvard Smithsonian Digital Video Library Collection: http://hsdvl.org/video.php?record_serial=86&source=4
  • This assessment probe can be used with CTS Section IV.The probe targets student ideas related to particles in the context of a change in state....

    Keeley, P., Eberle, F., and Tugel, J. (2007). Uncovering student ideas in science-25 more formative assessment probes. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press (available at nsta.org; also available through amazon.com).