Frontiers: Pioneers, Genetics, and Energy

Frontiers: Pioneers, Genetics, and Energy

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What is a frontier? What are the frontiers of the future? What frontiers are being explored today? These and other questions are presented in this series on frontiers that help make this concept come alive to all students. The books in Prufrock's new Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students' natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 6, students will discover the frontiers around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn. In Frontiers Book 1: Pioneers, Genetics, and Energy, students will explore forgotten pioneers in Westward expansion, the Civil Rights Movement, and medicine. They will take a close look at the field of genetics, noting the makeup of DNA, genetic inheritance, and the prediction of traits. Energy is examined from many perspectives such as food webs and deep space travel. Examples of topics covered in this book include contributions of pioneers, biotechnology, Punnett squares, alternative resources, and nonrenewable and renewable resources?all within the broader concept of frontiers.Write a letter to a grandparent you have never met. ... Evaluate the two climates and write a persuasive essay telling which climate you would prefer and why. ... Draw a Venn diagram and compare the two incidents. Who do ... Tell students you will use the Writing Evaluation Rubric on Attachment 1 to assess this assignment.

Title:Frontiers: Pioneers, Genetics, and Energy
Author:Debbie Keiser Triska, Brenda McGee, Sarah Wolfinsohn
Publisher:PRUFROCK PRESS INC. - 2007-07-01


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