Great resource: Planet Science (UK) : LUSENET : Middle School Science : One Thread

Planet Science is a website from the UK for science education. It has a wealth of resources and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail newsletter.

I will highlight their science "Hotspots" which are (true) science stories past & present from around the globe aimed at 11-14 yr olds ("Key Stage 3" in the UK). They are available in PDF format and include suggested activities to accompany the stories. Here's one for 7th grade ecology on turn-of the century efforts in Texas to eradicate malaria by building bat towers to control the mosquitos:

Many of the stories have environmental themes, but there are obvious links with chemistry, geology, human health, etc.

Check out all the other teacher resources here:

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-- Michael Gatton (, October 17, 2003

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