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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.

  • This web article from actionbioscience.org, describes several misconceptions students have about plant physiology, structure, and behavior. The...

    Hershey, D. (2004). Avoid Misconceptions When Teaching About Plants. In http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/hershey.html. <http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/hershey.html>
  • This article can be used with Sections II and III as an overview of the K-12 astronomy ideas in the National Science Education Standards...

    Adams,J. and Slater,T.(2000)Astronomy in the national science education standards. In Journal of Geoscience Education. 48(1), pp 39-45. <http://www.physics.montana.edu/physed/documents/astro-agenda-jge.pdf>
  • This paper can be used with Section IV to conduct your own study of commonly held ideas your own students have about "what is an animal."

    Barman, C., Barman, N., Berglund, K. and Goldston, M. (Sept 1999). Assessing Students' Ideas About Animals. Science and Children. Arlington, VA: NSTA.
  • This resource can be used with Section I to understand key concepts related to weather, including properties of air and water and forces. The...

    Robertson, W. (2005). Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science so You Can Teach It-Air, Water, and Weather Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
  • Several of the concept cartoon assessments on this site can be used with Section IV to elicit student ideas related to adaptation and compare...

    Anderson, D. and Fisher, K. (2002). San Diego State University College of Sciences <http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/cartoons/concepts.html>
  • This paper can be used with CTS section II to examine an inquiry-based approach to teaching evolution by using Darwin's model of natural...

    Passmore, C. and Stewart, J. (2002). A Modeling Approach to Teaching Evolutionary Biology in High Schools. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol. 39 (3). Pp 185-204.
  • This paper can be used with CTS section IV to explore middle and high school students' reasoning patterns and alternative conceptions related to...

    Abraham, M., Westbrook, S. (1994). A Cross-Age Study of the Understanding of Five Chemistry Concepts Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol 31(2). Pp 147-165.
  • This paper can be used as a supplement to Section IV. The study addresses the difficulty students aged 12-14 have identifying and controlling...

    Duggan,S., Johnsn, P., and Gott, R. (1996). A critical point in investigative work:defining variables. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 33(5: 461-474.
  • This paper can be used with CTS Section IV to examine students commonly held ideas about air, atmosphere, clouds, water cycle, seasons, and Earths...

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2000.
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2278104/