Performance Assessment: Different Needs, Difficult Answers
Help Yourself to These Opportunities . . . .
is available through the Educational Testing Service Trustees'
Colloquy free of charge. This is a 24-page booklet that will help
you decide if performance assessment is right for your classroom.
Write to: Communications Services, Mail Stop 50-D, Educational
Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541.
"The Best of Edison." Science Teaching Kits
a teacher resource guide which contains 73 Edison experiments.
It is available upon request on school letterhead for $1.00. The
experiments are appropriate for grades 4-9. Many of these are
from previously published guides by the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation.
They cover the topics of energy conservation, alternative energy
sources, environmental experiments, energy for the future, useful
science projects, nuclear experiments, static electricity and
more. Write to the Charles Edison Fund, 101 S. Harrison Street,
East Orange, NJ 07018.
Harmony. A Partnership with a Healthy Land
through the Natural Resources Conservation Service which is an
agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The "action
packet" provides two informative posters about wetlands and
watersheds. A listing of national and state wetland contacts may
provide further information. Also included is a 4-page activity
insert for children. The emphasis of this packet is action and
provides suggestions on "Things You Can do to Help Protect
the Wetlands in Your Area." Contact: Natural Resources Conservation
Service, Federal Building, Room 443, 10 East Babcock Street, Bozeman,
MT 59715 or call 1-800-THE-SOIL.
"The Journey Inside: The Computer"
by the Intel Corporation. The teacher's guide is a 289-page guide
including six units and a glossary. The kit includes overheads,
a video classroom poster, silicon wafer, microprocessor, Pentium
chip, batteries and additional materials packaged in a box that
resembles a personal computer. Intel will mail the kit free of
charge to teachers of grades 5-9 for teaching math, science or
computers. Obtain a brochure with a request form by calling 800-346-3029,