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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 supplement to Section IV addresses difficulties students have understanding qualitative and quantitative pressure and volume relationships of...

    De Berg, K. (1995). Student understanding of the volume, mass, and pressure of air within a sealed syringe in different states of compression. Journal of Research in Science Teching. 32(8). 871-884.
  • This article can be used with Section IV. It discusses ideas high school students have about stars and discusses implications for high school...

    Agan, L. (2004). Stellar Ideas- Exploring Students Understanding of Stars Astronomy Education Review. 3(1) Also online at: http://aer.noao.edu/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=95
  • This book can be used to supplement CTS section I. Selected sections can be used to help teachers deepen their understanding of sound related...

    Robertson, W. (2003). Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science so You Can Teach It- Sound Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
  • Supplement for Section IV- Video shows a teacher eliciting first and second graders ideas about living vs. nonliving things.

    Harvard Smithsonian Digital Video Library <http://www.hsdvl.org/video.php?record_serial=228&source=4>
  • Supplement for Section I: This 8 minute video features a scientist explaining the concept of the speed of light to measure distances in the...

    Harvard Smithsonian Digital Video Library Collection <http://www.hsdvl.org/video.php?record_serial=88&source=>
  • Supplements to CTS: Section I- A visit to a sewage treatment plant looks at the role of decomposers and decomposition. Also, a scientist...

    Essential Science for Teachers- Life Science. Annenberg/CPB Professional Development Videos at www.learner.org
  • Supplements to CTS: Section I- A scientist describes the cycling of matter in a forest ecosystem. A scientist describes photosynthesis and...

    Essential Science for Teachers- Life Science. Annenberg/CPB Professional Development Videos at www.learner.org
  • A ten minute clip at the beginning of this video can be used with Section II to show a fifth grade lesson on developing a scale model of the size...

    Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2004). "Our Nearest Neighbor: The Moon." in Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science. Session 7. Anneneberg CPB. Click here to access streaming video on demand or get information on ordering the videotape.
  • Supplements to CTS: Section I- An ecologist describes what happens to energy as it flows through a community and distinguishes between energy and...

    Essential Science for Teachers- Life Science. Annenberg/CPB Professional Development Videos at www.learner.org
  • Supplements to CTS: Section I- Scientists from HarvardÌs Museum of Comparative Zoology explore the meaning of species and use a collection of...

    Essential Science for Teachers- Life Science. Annenberg/CPB Professional Development Videos at www.learner.org