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,
and Resources Web site.
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,
by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (96 pages; ISBN 0-87168-553-1;
AAAS Publication #94-44S; 1995; $12.95).
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,
by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (104 pages; ISBN 0-87168-552-3;
AAAS Publication #94-43S; 1995; $12.95).
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,
by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Estrella M. Triana (176 pages; ISBN 0-87168-554-X;
AAAS Publication # 94-45S; 1995; $12.95).
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).
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).
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
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)
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)
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)
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;
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
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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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