Author: Christopher Peter Garside Msed
To help teachers teach science through investigations, Seven Sides Publishing has provided a series of lab manuals for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Systems. These manuals are a rich resource of simple hands-on labs. They each cover 100% of the TEKS for their respective classes. Three lab manuals (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) cover 100% of the TEKS for five different classes (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, IPC, and Environmental Systems). Physics and Chemistry together cover 100% of the IPC TEKS, and Biology also covers 100% of Environmental System TEKS. There is a shortage of user-friendly labs for science concepts. These lab manuals are here to fill in that gap. Too many labs have too much busy information in them; this is not the case here. We have taken a lot of the traditional labs that have been used for decades and simplified them so they are easy to read and perform. Each section starts with a concept map that organizes vocabulary to speak to your students to give visual clues to allow understanding and relationships of the vocabulary. Each section ends with a list of virtual investigations that complement those found in this book. Having students learn through investigations allows students to efficiently learn content and skills in the context of other content and skills; this allows students to chunk information and skills easily into long-term memory.