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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.

  • Readings from this book can be used to supplement CTS sections II and IV. Using the topic of light, the author helps the reader understand how...

    Shapiro, B. (1994). What Children Bring to Light- A Constructivist Perspective on Children's Learning in Science. New York, NY: Teacher's College Press.
  • This assessment probe can be used with CTS Section IV. This probe targets student ideas related to cells. The probe can be used to examine student...

    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).
  • This draft map, developed for the second edition of the Atlas of Science Literacy, is used with Section IV. This map is currently in...

    AAAS/Project 2061 (2005) Draft Atlas Maps- Weather and Climate. http://www.project2061.org/publications/atlas/vol2/4b_climate.pdf
  • This section of the book provides an overview of living processes and the concept of living. This book is an excellent resource for elementary...

    Wenham, M. (2005). Understanding primary science: ideas, concepts, and explanations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Sections of this book can be used to supplement CTS Sections I and II. The book provides an overview and description of a full range of models...

    Gilbert, S. and Ireton, S. (2003). Understanding Models in Earth and Space Science. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. Available through the NSTA Bookstore at nsta.org
  • This short article can be used with CTS Section II to alert teachers to instructional implications of implying there is a linear "scientific...

    NSF Foundations Series- Volume 2- Inquiry- Thoughts, Views, and Strategies for the K-5 Classroom. Chaper 7 p 61: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf99148/ch_7.htm
  • These cell lessons can be used by professional developers who are using CTS sections II,III, and V, to help teachers apply CTS to design of...

    AAAS (1997). Resources for Science Literacy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. http://www.project2061.org/publications/rsl/online/GUIDE/CH2/IDESIGN.HTM
  • This paper can be used to supplement Section IV by sharing a study in which third grade students shared their ideas about lunar phases prior to...

    Stahly, L., Krockover, G., Shepardson, D. (1999). Third grade students ideas about lunar phases. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 36(2): 159-177.
  • This content resource is used to supplement CTS Section I by providing background knowledge for teachers (as well as high school students)on...

    BSCS. (2005). The nature of science and the study of biological evolution. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. The book is available at the NSTA bookstore at nsta.org.
  • This article can be used with CTS sections II and IV to learn more about how demonstrations impact students' preconceptions about air pressure.

    Shepardson, D., Moje, E., and Kennard-McClelland, A. (1994). The Impact of a Science Demonstration on Children's Understandings of Air Pressure Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol 31(3), pp 243-258.