Science is a new way to teach middle
school science. It is an award-winning,
standards-based program in which
newsworthy events establish the relevance
of science topics; authentic tasks create
the need-to-know more about those topics;
and lively interviews, photographs, Web
pages, and inquiry-based science
activities create a desire to know more
about those topics.
Rush! is an Event-Based Science module
about rocks and minerals. It uses the 1848
discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in the
California territory, to establish the
context for the study.
The task in
Rush! places students in the roles of
partners in a mining company. Students
will acquire then use their knowledge of
rocks and minerals to analyze data from
abandoned mines and choose one for their
company to reopen.
As with all Event-Based
Science modules, much of the information that
students need is provided in the pages of Gold
Rush!. However, more information is needed.
Information about rocks, minerals, and modern
mining operations will add to the authenticity of
Below are some World-Wide Web
sites where that information is available. Click on
the highlighted words and be linked with sites
where helpful information can be found.
Links to Gold Rush!
related WEB Sites
(Links are checked monthly. They were working
on the day of the last update.)
Schnabel on FacebookGold Rush is a reality television
series that airs on Discovery Channel, with reruns also
airing on TLC. Gold Rush consistently
rated number one or two among cable television shows in the Fall
2011 and Winter 2012 seasons with 5.48 million viewers.
Parker Schnable is
the 19-year-old who is helping his 93-year-old grandfather mine for
gold in Alaska.
WWW Chemistry Guide
- a comprehensive collection of
annotated links for chemists and researchers involved in
organic, biochemical, computational, medicinal and/or
other chemistry research. We hope the links we have
provided here will help you to locate the information you
are looking for quickly and easily.