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Resource Library

For teachers, speakers, workshop leaders, and anyone else who needs ideas for teaching science concepts.

You can borrow these books, videos, and multimedia kits for one month for no charge (except for the return shipping).  Please call 715-675-7899 to order these materials.

#001  The Human Body for Every Kid, Janice Van Cleaves  (John Wiley & Sons, 1995)
Designed to teach facts, concepts, and problem-solving strategies, this book is full of fun and easy experiments that teach known concepts about the human body.  Great for the classroom, science fairs, and just plain fun! 

#002  Human Biology Activities Kit, John R. Roland  (Center for Applied Research in Education, 1993)
This activities kit has over 200 stimulating, classroom-tested lessons and worksheets to help teach vital concepts in human biology and health to students.  Hands-on activities include:  making a cell model, investigating the nerve receptors in skin, and making an “action cartoon” of a macrophage engulfing an invading microorganism.  Each activities includes step-by-step teacher instructions, reproducible student worksheets, and full answer keys.  Grades 7-12.

#003  The Body Book, Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne (Scholastic Professional Books, 1993)
You can construct simple models of organs and organ systems with these reproducible patterns and instructions.  The models enable students to associate the name of a body part with what it looks like, where it is in the body, and what it does.  There are also lesson plans showing how to use the models to teach the workings of organs and organ systems, cooperative learning activities, experiments, and supplemental skits and reports that will reinforce and extend concepts which students have learned.  Grades 3-6.

#004  Big Head!, Dr. Pete Rown and illustrated by John Temperton ((Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)
As you turn the pages of this book, you will discover all the stages of construction as a whole head and its brains are “assembled.” 

#005  Hands-On Science, Phil Parratore (Skylight Training and Publishing, 1998)
Offering ninety exciting, inexpensive, and easy-to-use experiments, Hands-On Science is a must-have resource for science teachers.  Plan activities that motivate and engage student thinking processes in applying scientific knowledge.  K-College

#006  Teaching Science to Children, Alfred E. Friedl, 4th edition (McGraw-Hill Companies, 1997)
Although originally a text for elementary science classes, Teaching Science to Children has become increasingly popular as a text for in-serve seminars and workshops.  It combines methods and content with an easy-to-use approach, integrating the process, and presenting the information and activities with plenty of illustrations.

#007  Science Activities for Children, Vol. 1, George C. Lorbeer and Leslie W. Nelson, 10th edition (Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1996)
Science Activities for Children provides many ideas to enrich school science programs, offering a hands-on approach to a variety of subjects within the sphere of science.

#008  Science Experiments by the Hundreds, Julia H. Cothron, Ronald N. Giese, and Richard J. Rezba (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1996)
Learning to experiment is an important part of knowing science as well as a useful strategy for solving everyday problems in a more systematic way.  Through numerous experiments involving materials commonly found within homes, students learn the basic parts of an experiment, strategies for writing safe procedures, methods for analyzing data, and effective ways to writ about and present experimental results.  Includes student edition and teacher’s guide.

#009  The Ultimate 3D Skeleton Multimedia Educational Lab Packs and Teacher’s Guide (DK Multimedia, 1997)
This highly interactive CD-Rom presents information and activities about the human skeleton.  Students can explore each of the 206 bones that make up the human skeleton, identify every bone, and look at the human skull from inside out and upside down.

#010  A.D.A.M. The Inside Story (A.D.A.M. Software Inc., 1999)
This multimedia introduction to the human body gives students the gift of adventure and the power of knowledge.  Students can explore the body layer by layer, then join modern day Adam and Eve as the body’s miracles come alive with entertaining animations, video, and sound in their family scrapbook.  This three CD kits includes:  A.D.A.M. The Inside Story, Bob Winkle Solves Life’s Great Mysteries, and Instructor’s Resources.

#011  The Ultimate Human Body 2.0 (DK Interactive Learning, 1996)
Take an informative, interactive, entertaining journey through the wondrous world of the human body.  With all the elements that made the first Ultimate Human Body a success – thousands of illustrations and animations, microphotographs, and clearly written text, The Ultimate Human Body 2.0 enters a whole new level of interactivity.  Ages 10+

#012  The Incredible Human Machine  (National Geographic, 1975)
This video by National Geographic takes you on a fascinating journey through the wondrous inner world of the human body.  It describes how our eyes adjust to changes in light, how our muscles let us move, and how the eardrum processes – just to name a few of the wonders of the human machine.

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