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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 assessment probe can be used with CTS Section IV.The probes targets student conceptions of what a plant is. The probe can be used to examine...

    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 article can be used as a supplement to CTS Section II and IV. The authors describe the beliefs middle school students bring to their learning...

    Ford, B. and Taylor, M. (2006). Investigating Students' Ideas about Plate Tectonics. Science Scope. Vol 30(1). pp 38-41. (note: NSTA members can access this article on line through the NSTA Journal Archives at nsta.org)
  • This 30 min DVD clip can be used as a supplement to Section I (and a companion to Science Matters) to enhance content knowledge. Dr....

    Hazen, R. (2001). "Lecture 21- Introduction to Chemistry" in The Joy of Science- Part 2 of the Great Courses Series. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company. For ordering info: http://www.teach12.com/
  • This article can be used with CTS sections II and III. It is about a study conducted with upper elementary students in New Zealand that examined...

    Osborne, R. and Freyberg, P. (1985).Intermediate Children's Ideas About the Things They Have in Their Bodies- from an unpublished manuscript accessed online at <http://www.mmsa.org/>
  • 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- Interdependence of Life <http://www.project2061.org/publications/atlas/vol2/5d_int_life.pdf>
  • Several of the concept cartoon assessments on this site can be used with Section IV to elicit student ideas related to the mechanism of...

    Anderson, D. and Fisher, K. (2002). San Diego State University College of Sciences <http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/cartoons/concepts.html>
  • This online article can be used with Section II and IV to examine the difficulties and misconceptions students have picturing atoms and molecules...

    Wright, T. (2005) Images of Atoms Submitted to School Science Lessons, Queensland, Australia. To access complete article <http://www.uq.edu.au/_School_Science_Lessons/TWImagesatoms.html>
  • Section II and IV supplement. This study examines the factors that may be related to students ability to s uccessfully design experiments. Results...

    Germann, P., Aram, R., and Burke, G. (1996). Identifying patterns and relationships among the responses of seventh grade students to the science process skill of designing experiments. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 33(1): 79-99.
  • This article connects to Section I by describing content teachers need to know to teach astronomy well. The paper describes the ADT (Astronomy...

    Brunsell, E., and Marcks, J. (2005). "Identifying a Baseline for Teachers Astronomy Content Knowledge" in Astronomy Education Review 3(2) Also online at: http://aer.noao.edu/AERArticle.php?issue=6&section=2&article=3
  • These assessment probes can be used with CTS Section IV.These probes target student ideas related to conservation of matter. The probes can be...

    Keeley, P., Eberle, F., and Farrin, L.. (2005). Uncovering student ideas in science-25 formative assessment probes. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press (available at nsta.org; also available through amazon.com).