A good book can take you far, far away! That is my title for a fantastic display of life and earth science books that ignite my students interest. I am a media specialist for middle school and I have compiled together books that I know my students would pick up and check out on different science topics. In addition, I have titles to replenish the display to keep the display alive.

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School:
Benito Middle School 
Category:
Language Arts 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Sarah Fielding 
 
135334 
Students Impacted:
1000 
Grade Levels Impacted:
6-8 
Date:
November 16, 2018

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Foundation Funded - $1,832.22

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Project Goal

A good book can take you far, far away! That is my title for a fantastic display of life and earth science books that ignite my students interest. I am a media specialist for middle school and I have compiled together books that I know my students would pick up and check out on different science topics. In addition, I have titles to replenish the display to keep the display alive.  

 

How Project Benefits Students

Books can take you out of this world! A good book display can make a huge difference in circulation. The Media Center prides itself on providing a wide variety of materials and spark interest in different topics. The Media Center has rules governing how old books about science can be since the field is ever changing. As a result, we have only around 300 titles and need some new, interesting books to add to our media center.

I carefully went through big list of books and narrowed it down to titles that bring different aspect to the display. My students like to read series of books and noted physicist Stephen Hawking’s series about George and his grand adventure through the universe fits right into the display. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about Pluto and its classification. Books on Solar System and Exoplanets will take student on a journey to understand what lies behind those controversies by understanding concepts in space science. Environmental science and human impact on earth is a topic that is being brought into the forefront and books about solar energy, living green and how to rescue endangered species are all titles that are high interest.

The biggest benefit to students by having high interest books is that their reading improves and middle school standards teach earth and life science so the books selected work cross curricular.

The 6th grade standard includes SC.6.E.6.2; Recognize that there are a variety of different landforms on Earth's surface such as coastlines, dunes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, deltas, and lakes and relate these landforms as they apply to Florida.

In 7th grade the students learn SC.7.L.17.3; Describe and investigate various limiting factors in the local ecosystem and their impact on native populations, including food, shelter, water, space, disease, parasitism, predation, and nesting sites.

8th grade students research SC.8.E.5.10; Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information. 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

The expected outcome is that the books in the display are checked out and the books that are used to replenish the display will also be checked out. The circulation in science will increase as the books in the section increase. We currently have around 300 book titles in the science section and high interest books will help increase circulation of that section.  

 

Detailed Cost Summary

These books have been selected for a great media center display for earth and life science. The books include books in a series, reference books, books on environmental impact, space and outer planets, human body and genetics. The books include an initial setup and books to replenish the display as students check out books. The books will go into general circulation once the display goes down and will serve well in the media center for years to come.



Detailed list with titles and ISBN:

SUPER EARTH ENCYCLOPEDIA {HC} 9781465461872
BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM : EXPLORING GALAXIES 9781613745441
GALILEO FOR KIDS : HIS LIFE AND IDEAS : 25 AC 9781556525667
ALBERT EINSTEIN AND RELATIVITY FOR KIDS : HIS 9781613740286
THOMAS EDISON FOR KIDS : HIS LIFE AND IDEAS : 9781556525841
ISAAC NEWTON AND PHYSICS FOR KIDS 9781556527784
GEORGES SECRET KEY TO THE UNIVERSE {HC} 9781416954620
GEORGES COSMIC TREASURE HUNT {HC} 9781416986713
GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG {HC} 9781442440050
GEORGE AND THE UNBREAKABLE CODE {HC} 9781481466271
GEORGE AND THE BLUE MOON {HC} 9781481466301
OUR MOON NEW DISCOVERIES ABOUT EARTHS {HC} 9780547483948
SPACE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE : YOUR PASSPORT TO T 9781771380324
STARS A NEW WAY TO SEE THEM {HC} 9780544763432
NIGHTWATCH : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO VIEWING THE {HC} 9781552093009
PLANETS THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE TO OUR {HC} 9781465424648
SPACE THE UNIVERSE AS YOUVE NEVER SEEN IT {HC} 9781465438065
STARS : THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE TO THE CO {HC} 9781465453402
CHASING NEW HORIZONS INSIDE THE EPIC FIRST MI {HC} 9781250098962
DISCOVERING MARS : THE AMAZING STORY OF THE R 9780545839600
INSIDE BIOSPHERE 2 EARTH SCIENCE UNDER GLASS {HC} 9780544416642
EARTH SCIENCE {HC} 9781680482263
ASTRONOMY : UNDERSTANDING CELESTIAL BODIES {HC} 9781622754069
COSMOLOGY : UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION OF TH {HC} 9781622754120
EXOPLANETS {HC} 9780062470584
HIDDEN FIGURES YOUNG READERS EDITION 9780062662385
EYE OF THE STORM NASA DRONES AND THE RACE {HC} 9780544411654
LIGHT THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM AND BEYOND {HC} 9781631910067
MIGHTY MARS ROVERS THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE {HC} 9780547478814
BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE {HC} 9781570917837
FUN SCIENCE A GUIDE TO LIFE THE UNIVERSE AND {HC} 9781849498029
SEA OTTER HEROES THE PREDATORS THAT SAVED AN {HC} 9781512426311
ZOMBIE MAKERS TRUE STORIES OF NATURES UNDEAD {HC} 9780761386339
MASTERS OF DISGUISE AMAZING ANIMAL TRICKSTERS {HC} 9781512400878
SUPER SHARK ENCYCLOPEDIA AND OTHER CREATURES {HC} 9781465435842
SUPER NATURE ENCYCLOPEDIA THE 100 MOST INCREDIBLE 9780756697938
SUPER HUMAN ENCYCLOPEDIA DISCOVER THE AMAZING {HC} 9781465424457
HOW THE BODY WORKS {HC} 9781465429933
SECRETS OF THE HUMAN BODY 9780228100324 (YA)
HELLO FROM 2030 THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE {HC} 9781582704746
LIFE SCIENCE SET --GRADES 6-8 9781433329647
GENETICS UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF LIFE {HC} 9781624035623
ANIMAL {HC} 9781465453358
ANIMAL {HC} 9781465464101
GUINEA PIG SCIENTISTS BOLD SELF EXPERIMENTERS IN 9781250050656
HUMAN BODY 9780753465011
PICTURE THIS HUMAN BODY {HC} 9780753468883
BASICS OF THE HUMAN BODY {HC} 9781477705551
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING AND EARTHS MATERIALS 9780778775348
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS {HC} 9780778775058
LIVING IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY : GREEN COMMUNITI 9780778720089
ENERGY FROM THE SUN SOLAR POWER {HC} 9780778719823
EARTH'S CLIMATE CHANGE : CARBON DIOXIDE OVERL {HC} 9780778719786
EYES WIDE OPEN GOING BEHIND THE ENVIRONMENTAL {HC} 9780763671020
CLIMATE CHANGE : A HOT TOPIC! 9780753471753
EXTREME BIOLOGY 9780753470503
MICROBIOLOGY : IT'S A SMALL WORLD! {HC} 9780753471951
LION RESCUE : ALL ABOUT LIONS AND HOW TO SAVE {HC} 9781426314933
WHEN LUNCH FIGHTS BACK WICKEDLY CLEVER ANIMAL {HC} 9781467721097
ALIEN DEEP REVEALING THE MYSTERIOUS LIVING {HC} 9781426310676
POLAR BEAR RESCUE : ALL ABOUT POLAR BEARS AND {HC} 9781426317323
PANDA RESCUE : ALL ABOUT PANDAS AND HOW TO SA 9781426320880
ELEPHANT RESCUE ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS AND HOW {HC} 9781426317309
TIGER RESCUE : ALL ABOUT TIGERS AND HOW TO SA {HC} 9781426318962
SEA TURTLE RESCUE : ALL ABOUT SEA TURTLES AND {HC} 9781426318948
SHARK RESCUE : ALL ABOUT SHARKS AND HOW TO SA {HC} 9781426320910
WOLF RESCUE : ALL ABOUT WOLVES AND HOW TO SAV {HC} 9781426314957
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS EVERYTHING DOGS {HC} 9781426310256
DOMESTICATED : EVOLUTION IN A MAN-MADE WORLD {HC} 9780393064605
WOMEN IN SCIENCE 50 FEARLESS PIONEERS {HC} 9781607749769
GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING --STORIES OF INGEN {HC} 9781328772534
RADIOACTIVE HOW IRENE CURIE AND LISE MEITNER {HC} 9781616204150
GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES : HOW MARIA MERIAN' {HC} 9780544717138
MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN : ARTIST, SCIENTIST, ADV {HC} 9781947440012
PHOTOGRAPHIC THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDE {HC} 9781947440005
EXPLORERS SKETCHBOOKS THE ART OF DISCOVERY {HC} 9781452158273
BEAUTY AND THE BEAK HOW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY {HC} 9781943978281
TRY THIS! : EXTREME 50 FUN & SAFE EXPERIMENTS 9781426328633
THIS BOOK STINKS GROSS GARBAGE ROTTEN RUBBISH 9781426327308
REACTIONS AN ILLUSTRATED EXPLORATION OF {HC} 9780316391221
MOLECULES THE ELEMENTS AND THE ARCHITECTURE {HC} 9781579129712
GIRLING UP HOW TO BE STRONG SMART AND 9780399548604
BOYING UP : HOW TO BE BRAVE, BOLD AND BRILLIA {HC} 9780525515975
BIG ONES : HOW NATURAL DISASTERS HAVE SHAPED {HC} 9780385542708
HOW THEY CROAKED THE AWFUL ENDS OF THE 9780802727947
AMAZON ADVENTURE HOW TINY FISH ARE SAVING {HC} 9780544352995
FANGIRLS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY {HC} 9781594747892
FINDING WONDERS THREE GIRLS WHO CHANGED {HC} 9781481465656
LIFE ON SURTSEY : ICELAND'S UPSTART ISLAND {HC} 9780544687233 

 

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