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Resources for Teachers

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    www.drugabuse.gov, 301-443-1124
    This Web site contains information about drug abuse and a section designed specifically for parents, teachers, and students.
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  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    store.samhsa.gov, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    NCADI provides information and materials on substance abuse. Many free publications are available here.
  • ENC Learning Inc.
    This Web site provides useful information and products to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.
  • National Academy of Sciences. National Science Education Standards.
    Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. Book and a brochure summarize the key ideas in the Standards; provides good places to learn more about science education.
  • National Science Teachers Association and Miami University. Dragonfly. Science magazine for children that may include some relevant stories and activities; published as a pullout section in Scientific American Explorations.
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    www.nsta.org, 703-243-7100
    Provides resources and information for science teachers.

Resources for Students

  • Churchill, E.R., Loeschnig, L.V., & Mandell, M. 365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 1997. Includes easy projects with step-by-step instructions for using materials around the house to explore science.
  • Dr. Seuss. Bartholomew and the Oobleck. New York, NY. Random House, 1970. This book tells the tale of a king that is bored with rain and snow so he orders his royal magicians to create oobleck. This ooey-gooey substance is not exactly what the king had in mind.
  • Science Series: Kitchen Chemistry. Monterey, CA: Evan Moor Educational Publishers, 1996. Includes activities and experiments that help students learn about the basic principles of chemistry with materials found in the kitchen.
  • VanCleave, J. P. Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991. A collection of more than 100 chemistry experiments showing how chemistry is part of our lives.
  • Wiese, J. Head to Toe Science. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. Includes over 40 activities and experiments that teach kids about the human body.
  • Houghton Mifflin Science Center
    Links to science-based activities and lessons.
  • The Why? Files
    Explanations for scientific phenomena discussed in the news.

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