Middle School Astronomy

by Christy McKinzie


Middle School Astronomy offers the hierarchy of the universe, stars, planets, moons and satellites, the sun and patterns in space. Each unit offers a variety of investigative, exploratory and cooperative lessons that engage students in becoming active learners. Correlated to standards, the lessons incorporated within this course are designed to allow students to become involved in scientific inquiry and discovery, utilize math, language arts and graphing skills. Through incorporating a variety of reading strategies, students will apply scientific concepts to real-life situations. In order to facilitate classroom implementation, teachers receive a pacing guide, comprehensive daily lesson plans, overhead masters, PowerPoint presentations and assessment material to ensure student mastery of the science content.

Coupled with in-depth scientific investigations, this course provides strategies and techniques that foster sound pedagogical methods that highlight the importance of reading in the science curriculum. This comprehensive resource provides extensive student-centered activities along with detailed lesson descriptions and necessary resources. The course provides support for the new and out-of-assignment teacher while enhancing the experienced science teacher’s repertoire of resources.

Complete Teacher Manual and Lab Manual - pricing below
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Table of Contents:

  1. Hierarcy of the Universe
  2. Formation of the Universe
  3. Galaxies
  4. Classification of Stars
  5. Life Cycle of Stars
  6. Light Pollution
  1. Formation of the Solar System
  2. The Planets
  3. Orbits of the Planets
  4. The Sun
  5. The Moon

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $199 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-894-4
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $249 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-321-5
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $599 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-895-1
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $15 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-535-6
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $18 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-322-2
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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