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Event-Based Science meets National
Science Education Standards!
science materials for the inquiring minds of middle school students.
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Science (EBS) is a middle school science curriculum based on actual
events and real-world problems. It is an award-winning, research-based
program in which newsworthy events establish the relevance of science
topics. Authentic tasks create the need for students learn more about
those topics, and Discovery Files, interviews,
photographs, Web pages, and scenario-based investigations provide the
information students need.
The result is meaningful, engaged learning
for your students.
VHS No Longer
Since Event-Based Science
modules were first introduced (1995) they have relied on VHS tapes to
provide the HOOK that connected science to the real-world. But over the
years, the VHS format has become less and less available. We have met
that challenge by including on each module-dedicated page a suitable
replacement video from YouTube. Please use the video that you
will find near the bottom of each EBS page to introduce the unit. (If
your school blocks YouTube, you can capture videos at home
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website by using it as your portal to Amazon.com. When you go to Amazon.com
from our site, a small percentage of every purchase you make flows
directly to the EBS Institute. We will be featuring educational books
that support the work of the Event-Based Science Project, as well as
science trade books that supplement our modules. Visit the EBS Store to see more products or our Teacher Gift Store to buy a
present for your favorite science teacher.. (Please continue to
purchase Event-Based Science modules directly from Pearson on their
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Event-Based Science Institute Presents
"Cover Your Bases"
The Event-Based Science
Institute has produced 15 science and math activities for use free in
middle school classes.
The activities use baseball
as their real-world context. Stories found in the Background
section of each activity are true. They tell about real things that
happen to real baseball and softball players. From the context of the
story flows a challenging task that requires students to design and
conduct an experiment or use a mathematics concept.
the Total Engagement Learning System
in action---the exciting new teaching-for-understanding technique that
has been developed by the EBS Institute.
Check them out here.
The activities found in Cover
were created with a generous grant from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
using funds obtained from the Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention of the U.S. Department of Justice. Cover Your Bases activities are
intended for the use of science and mathematics teachers in both public
and private schools.
EBS Recognized by US Department
In January 2001, the Event-Based Science
Program was recognized by the US Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Education Expert
Panel as a promising
science program. EBS was one of only nine science programs selected for
national recognition. It was one of only four programs that cover the
important middle school years. The
Expert Panel Report is temporarily unavailable..
This material is based on work supported by
grants from the National Science
Foundation and the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on
these pages are those of the Event-Based Science Project and do not
necessarily reflect the views of NSF or NASA.
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