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The learning experiences in the Rocks, Fossils, and Dinosaurs kit supports the New York State Elementary Science Core and its focus on understanding the living environment and physical setting. Through the use of the skills of observing, classifying, collecting data, interpreting data, and manipulating data, students will investigate the properties of rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs. Students will observe and classify rocks and fossils for the basic properties of color, size, shape, and texture. Many of the rocks and fossils in this kit have their origin in New York State. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.<p/> More About CABOCES<p/> Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.<p/> Contact Information<p/> BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621<p/> <span class="nobr"><a href="http://www.caboces.org">http://www.caboces.org</a></span><p/> <span class="nobr"><a href="http://www.mstkits.org">http://www.mstkits.org</a></span><p/> <span class="nobr"><a href="http://www.nyreal.org">http://www.nyreal.org</a></span>
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-02.
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