This collections contains many resources suitable for a middle school science teacher, and which comply with the National Education Science Education Standards.
The eight categories of content standards are
Unifying concepts and processes in science.
Science as inquiry.
Earth and space science.
Science and technology.
Science in personal and social perspectives.
History and nature of science.
The sequence of the seven grade-level content standards is not arbitrary: Each standard subsumes the knowledge and skills of other standards. Students' understandings and abilities are grounded in the experience of inquiry, and inquiry is the foundation for the development of understandings and abilities of the other content standards. The personal and social aspects of science are emphasized increasingly in the progression from science as inquiry standards to the history and nature of science standards. Students need solid knowledge and understanding in physical, life, and earth and space science if they are to apply science.
Multidisciplinary perspectives also increase from the subject-matter standards to the standard on the history and nature of science, providing many opportunities for integrated approaches to science teaching.
Content Standards, Grades 5-8
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation
Change, constancy, and measurement
Evolution and equilibrium
Form and function
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry
Properties and changes of properties in matter
Motions and forces
Transfer of energy
Structure and function in living systmes
Reproduction and heredity
Regulation and behavior
Populations and ecosystems
Diversity and adaptations of organisms
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Structure of the earth system
Earth in the solar system
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology
SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
Population, resources, and environments
Risks and benefits
Science and technology in society
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Science as a human endeavor
Nature of science
History of science
In this collection you will find a variety of lesson plans and activities suitable for a high school English or Language Arts class, complying with the National Standards of Education: Language Arts.
NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.
NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
NL-ENG.K-12.10 APPLYING NON-ENGLISH PERSPECTIVES
Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum.
NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY
Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling. During this course you will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications. Upon completion of this course you will:
be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal
understand the connections among these representations
understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation and be able to use derivatives to solve a variety or problems
understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems
understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the fundamental theorem of calculus