Even More Teaching Ideas | Master List of Materials | Sources for Materials | References
Camp-In Curriculum: Additional Resources
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Here are a few more ideas for materials or activities to spark people's curiosity and help them learn:
Master List of Materials
The volume of materials will depend on the group size, and the number of times you need to duplicate each experiment. See the individual descriptions for more details.
Take Apart Shop
Putting It Together -- Camper Survey
Learning Things, Inc.
American Science and Surplus
Museum Products Co.
Carolina Science Materials
Oriental Trading Company
Foam trays for circuit boards are available from supermarkets or paper supply stores.
Take Apart Shop. Start collecting from fellow staff members, trash
facilities, schools, local businesses, appliance repair shops, swap tables,
flea markets, and yard sales. People often respond enthusiastically if they
know their broken answering machine isn't just going into the trash, but will
have some educational use (before it goes into the trash). Companies upgrading
their office or computer equipment are also good sources for donations.
Ardley, Neil. How Things Work. A Reader's Digest Book. Dorling Kindersley Limited, London. 1995.
Balkwill, Fran. Amazing Schemes within Your Genes. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. Minneapolis, MN. 1993.
Balkwill, Fran. DNA Is Here to Stay. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. Minneapolis, MN. 1992.
Bornstein, Sandy. What Makes You What You Are: A First Look at Genetics. Julian Messner, Simon & Schuster, Inc. New Jersey. 1989.
Bunch, Bryan and Alexander Hellemans. The Timetables of Technology. Simon & Schuster. New York. 1993.
Burns, Roxanne. A Candy Gene Game for Teaching Genetics. The American Biology Teacher. Volume 58, Number 3. March 1996. pp. 163-165.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061. Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Oxford University Press. New York. 1993.
Flowers, Charles. A Science Odyssey. William Morrow & Co. New York. 1998.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Release 6. CD-ROM. Grolier Inc. 1993.
Holland, Gini and Amy Stone. Inventors & Inventions: Telephones. Benchmark Books. Marshall Cavendish. New York. 1996
Information Please: Almanac Atlas & Yearbook, 1997. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston & New York. 1997.
Lampton, Christopher. Telecommunications: From Telegraphs to Modems. Franklin Watts. News York. 1991.
Macauley, David. The Way Things Work. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston, MA. 1988.
Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute. Biotechnology Resources for Teachers: A Sourcebook of Classroom Activities, Support Materials, Lesson Plans, Labs and Visual Aids. Worcester, MA. 1992.
Math, Irwin. Morse, Marconi and You: Understanding and Building Telegraph, Telephone and Radio Sets. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1979.
National Science Foundation. Science and Technology Week 1997. Webs, Wires,
and Waves: The Science and Technology of Communication.
Platt, Richard. Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions. Dorling Kindersley. New York. 1994.
Pierce, John R. and A. Michael Noll. Signals: The Science of Telecommunications. Scientific American Library. 1994.
PBS Online. http://www.pbs.org
Roberts, Royston M. Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. 1989.
The Computer Museum Network. Education Materials Packet. http://www.tcm.org. 1996.
Toole, Betty. Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers. Strawberry Press, email@example.com