SLIC Initiative Publications

In Touch With Series

As part of the AAAS Science Linkages in the Community (SLIC) Initiative, these activity books offer a range of hands-on activities for students in grades K-12 for use in a variety of formal and informal settings, from classrooms to community groups.  For information about other publications and resources available from AAAS, visit the Publications and Resources Web site.

In Touch with Magnetism:  In both Spanish and English, this book provides hands-on activities focusing on nine topics for middle school students. Activities include exploring magnetic fields, strength of magnets, finding north, and creating electromagnets. Suggestions, supply lists, and background information for teachers are given; references and resource lists are provided.
In Touch with Magnetism, edited by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (96 pages; ISBN 0-87168-553-1; AAAS Publication #94-44S; 1995; $12.95).

9443sIn Touch with Electricity:  In both Spanish and English, this book provides hands-on activities focusing on six topics for middle school students for use in classroom or community group settings. Activities include static electricity, conductors and insulators, and circuits in series and in parallel. Suggestions, supply lists, and background information for teachers are provided, as well as references and resource lists.
In Touch with Electricity, edited by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (104 pages; ISBN 0-87168-552-3; AAAS Publication #94-43S; 1995; $12.95).

In Touch with Mathematics:  In both Spanish and English, this book offers nearly twenty hands-on activities. Activities range from sorting and classifying, symmetry and estimation to patterns and designs, capacity and volume, and ratios. Suggestions, supply lists, and background information are provided as well as a recommended book list.
In Touch with Mathematics, edited by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (176 pages; ISBN 0-87168-554-X; AAAS Publication # 94-45S; 1995; $12.95).

In Touch with Preschool Science:  In both Spanish and English, this book contains fifteen hands-on activities for preschool students. Topics include water and colors, shapes and designs, and motion. Activities range from bubbles and color trays to tangrams and shadows to optical illusions. Suggestions for developing a preschool science program, background information for the activities, and resources are provided.
In Touch with Preschool Science, edited by Y. S. George, S. Malcom, and V. Worthington (120 pages; ISBN 0-87168-551-1; AAAS Pub. #94-42S; 1995; $12.95).

In Touch with Girls and Science:  With activity pages for students in both Spanish and English, this book contains dozens of hands-on activities targeted for leaders and teachers who work with girls, grades K-12. Topics include electricity and magnetism, our environment, and mathematics in everyday life. Bibliography and resource information are provided.
In Touch with Girls and Science, edited by Margaret Tunstall and Marsha Lakes Matyas (192 pages: ISBN-0-87168-535-3; AAAS Publication #96-31S; 1995; $12.95).

CSLCoverIn Touch with Community Service Learning: A Guide to Hands-on Science: Packed with activities derived from other science and mathematics books and manuals, this guide is designed to be used with students in school, community, and home settings.  Each activity begins with “Suggestions for Leaders,” helping adult leaders, teachers, parents, or young-adult mentors decide which activities are age-appropriate, as well as the optimum group size, and the time to allow for the activity.  Nearly all of the activities utilize inexpensive, easily obtainable materials.  The activities were selected to foster problem-solving skills through data collection and analysis.
In Touch with Community Service Learning: A Guide to Hands-on Science, edited by Yolanda George, Maria Sosa, and Gaynelle Bowden (120 pages; ISBN: 0-87168-607-4; AAAS Publication #97-11S; 1997; $12.95)

TechCovTechLinks for CTCs:  Science, Math, Health & Literacy Activities for Community Technology Centers:  This publication contains 34 inquiry-based science, math, health and literacy activities for students in grades K-12.  Each activity lists the appropriate grade level, estimated time, materials needed, education standards, safety concerns, adaptations for children with disabilities, the educational objective, questions to ask students as they do the activity, information on why it happens, links to web sites, software suggestions, recommended reading materials, and career connections.  Topics include electricity, magnetism, air pressure, density, understanding numbers, measurement, thinking skills, and much more.
TechLinks for CTCs:  Science, Math, Health & Literacy Activities for Community Technology Centers, edited by Yolanda George, Nathan Bell, and Gaynelle Bowden (184 pages, ISBN: 0-87168-672-4; AAAS Publication #01-02S; 2001; $12.95)

A Guide to Internet Resources:  This free online document provides a starting point for you for finding Internet resources.  Topics include Internet resources for math, science, health, english, software, grants, shareware, and much more!
A Guide to Internet Resources, compiled by Nathan E. Bell  (2000; free)

AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project Manual: Hands-on Life Sciences Activities:  This manual features participatory life sciences activities, with emphasis on the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, brain and nervous, excretory, and skeletal/muscular systems.  The mathematics of substance abuse is yet another activity-based chapter.
Black Church Health Connection Project Manual: Hands-on Life Science Activities, edited by Yolanda S. George, et al. (182 pages; ISBN 0-18768-547-7; AAAS Publication #96-16S; $12.95)

ComCoverLa Communidad y La Salud:  This life sciences manual for community organizations deals with Hispanic health issues and is intended as a resource for parents, educators, and community leaders who work with Hispanic communities.  Numerous hands-on health activities, many in Spanish, a report on the status of Hispanic health issues, and suggestions for community involvement are provided.
La Communidad y La Salud, edited by Maria Sosa and Edward Gonzalez (102 pages; ISBN 0-87168-577-9; AAAS Publication #96-03S; 1995; FREE).

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