teachers, speakers, workshop leaders, and anyone else who needs ideas for
teaching science concepts.
borrow these books, videos, and multimedia kits for one month for no charge
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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!
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
The Body Book,
Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne (Scholastic Professional Books,
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
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.”
Science, Phil Parratore (Skylight Training and
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
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.
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.
Science Experiments by the Hundreds,
Julia H. Cothron, Ronald N. Giese, and Richard J. Rezba (Kendall/Hunt Publishing
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.
The Ultimate 3D Skeleton Multimedia
Educational Lab Packs and Teacher’s Guide
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.
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
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+
The Incredible Human Machine (National
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.