4.16
Year B Materials List
Secondary School Materials for a Classroom
General Supplies and Furniture
Community meeting space - chairs in circle or multi-level platforms
Conference table for 15 students for seminars, lesson where note taking is needed
Small group project tables for 4-5
Individual spaces - desks, Back Jacks, low beach chairs with writing board
Lockers for student personal belongings
Easel type white board with large tablet paper
Book shelves for resource books (I have 10 6-ft.)
Small, slanted shelves for paperback novels and videos
Low shelves for science material, general supplies, and art supplies
Plastic rolling shelves for storage of project materials
Paper cutter
Easel type white boards with tablets
Podium
VCR/DVD player
Camcorder
Camera
CD/tape recorder
Tapes/CD’s for transitions and background music
Learning with Mozart to environmental music - non vocal
Computers and computer tables
Software - word processing, internet hook up
Inspirations software
Timeliner software
Per student materials
1 3” binder to store completed work
1 1-1/2” binder for portfolio
1 Mead zippered binder
3 blue spirals graph preferred for Pre Algebra and Algebra
3 red spirals
calculator
5 black Clic pens
5 red Clic pens
5 pencils
flash drive
anthology books - see language
novels - see language
handbook- written by teacher
ring for vocabulary cards
15 sheet protectors
protractor
compass
Paper Supplies
lined paper
graph paper
blank paper
colored copy paper - my colors and amounts per year are the following
contracts, record keeping - cream - 25 sheets per student
language - pastel pink - 50 sheets per student
math - pastel blue - 50 sheets per student
personal world/health - orchid- 50 sheets per student
social world/social studies - pastel green - 50 sheets per student
natural world/science - pastel yellow - 50 sheets per student
Spanish - salmon - 50 sheets per student
poster boards
newsprint
markers - thick and thin
carousels
colored pencils
scissors
rulers
hole puncher
tape dispenser
pencil sharpener
file container for student files
Language
Dictionaries
Visual reference books
The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Dictionary of Word Origins
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotes
Almanacs
The Macmillan Visual Almanac
The Macmillan Visual Dictionary
English Simplified – Addison Wesley Longman
Writing
Write Source 2000
0-395-65597-8
0-316-08277-5
0-02-861247-7
0-02-528160-7
ISBN 0-673-98261-0
0-669-38624-3
General Language Resources
Professional Literature, in order of suggestion:
1. The Power of Grammar by Mary Ehrenworth
2. Shades of Meaning by Donna Santman
3. Assessing Writers by Carl Anderson
4. For a Better World: Reading and Writing Social Action by Randy and Catherine Bomer
Texts for lessons:
 The Reviser’s Toolbox by Barry Lane
 Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie DePaola
 William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
 The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
 “Alone” from Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
 Eats, Shoots and Leaves (picture book version) by Lynne Truss
 The Stolen Part and Other Stories by Liliana Heker (also available in Spanish)
i. “The Stolen Party”
 A Puerto Rican in New York by Jesus Colon
i. Ch. 30: “Little Things Are Big”
 Sixteen edited by Donald Gallo
i. “Priscilla and the Wimps” by Richard Peck
 When I Was Your Age, vol. I edited by Amy Ehrlich
i. “Everything Will be Okay” by James Howe
 Dancing Pink Flamingoes by Maria Testa
i. “Family Day”
ii. “A Cousin Thing”
 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
i. “No Speak English”
 Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros
i. “Eleven”
 Connections edited by Donald Gallo (look for it used on Amazon.com)
i. “Moonbeam Dawson and the Killer Bear” by Jean Davies Okimoto
Where to start when building your classroom library:
 A great place to look for books for adolescents: Young Adult Library Services Association:
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/yalsa.htm. Let your students use this website to look for books to request
for your library.

Great authors for adolescents:
o Jacqueline Woodson
o Joan Bauer
o Francesca Lia Block
o Chris Crutcher (great for boys who like sports, but definitely geared towards 8th graders
who are strong readers)
o Gary Paulsen
o Nikki Grimes
o Sharon Creech
o Walter Dean Myers
o S.E. Hinton
o Lois Lowry
o Gail Giles
o Gary DeSoto
o Christopher Paolini
o E.R. Frank
Suggested read-aloud novels and the issues they address:
 Addressing homophobia, coming of age, appreciating writing, teen male narrator: From the
Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
 Learning about issues in Israel and Palestine: Habibi by Naomi Shihab-Nye
 Loss of a parent or adjusting to new places: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
 Hearing the sound of beautiful language: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
 leadership, power, community: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
 self-reflection, learning from big mistakes: Whirligig by Paul Fleischman
 almost any short story from the aforementioned anthologies
Literature
Anthologies – Houghton Mifflin
800-462-6595 or www.schooldirect.com
Cycle 1
At Odds*
ISBN 0-669-32113-3
Cycle 2
Lean on Me*
ISBN 0-669-32112-5
Cycle 3
A Place at the Table
**
Cycle 4
Changes and Choices*
ISBN 0-669-32109-5
Cycle 5
Future Directions*
ISBN 0-669-32114-1
Audiotaped version of this series .
ISBN 0-669-32190-7
(available through Houghton Mifflin)
** A Place at the Table is a free publications from Teaching Tolerance, 400 Washington Avenue,
Montgomery, AL 36104. There website is located at www.teachingtolerance.org.
Novels
C1:
Animal Farm by George Orwell
April Morning by Howard Fast
Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang
Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
C2:
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes
C3:
Breaking Barriers, Jules Archer
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, E. Gaines
Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals
Gandhi, Loius Fischer
Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez
*Add contemporary about gay rights
C4:
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
We Shall Not Be Moved by Joan Dash
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop
*Add 1 more—recent about industrializaton/labor, outside U.S.
C5:
I Am David by Anne Holm
Parvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis
We Just Want to Live Here by Amal Rifa’I and Odelia Ainbinder
Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer
ISBN 0-451-52634-1
ISBN 0-553-27322-1
ISBN 0-06-446208-0
ISBN 0-451-52315-6
ISBN 0-399-50148-7
ISBN 0-345-34296-8
ISBN 0-451-52493-4
ISBN 0-671-86692-3
ISBN 0-670-83104-2
ISBN 0-553-26357-9
ISBN 0-671-86639-7
ISBN 0-451-62742-3
ISBN 0-451-52420-9
ISBN 0-590-48410-9
ISBN 0-553487833
ISBN 0-15-205160-0
ISBN 0-88899-519-9
ISBN 0-312-31894-4
ISBN 978-0-689-83236-9
Math
Cycle based MS math curriculum
Stephanie Romero ([email protected])
Chemistry Ion Chips
Wards
Intro to Covalent Molecules
Wards
Negative snake game
Colored bead box
Balance scale (2 choices)
Swedish fish, peanut M&Ms, gum drops, scale
Knobbed cylinders
Metal insets, compass, straight edge
World map with vertical latitude lines, atlas, laminate, poster board
History of Math materials (not complete kit)
HMC
Health
Reality Babies
800-830-1416
Video tapes – yoga and tai chi
Relaxation tapes – nature music, visualization, progressive relaxation
Books on Drug Education
Books on Sexuality
Creating Peace, Building Community
ISBN 1-878227-46-7
Peace Education Foundation
1900 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL
33132-1025
800-749-8838 or amazon.com
The Heroic Journey
Zephyr Press
PO Box 66006
Tucson, AR 85728-6006
ISBN 1-56976-033-0
Dr. Seuss The Butter Battle Book
Book and/or video (Cycle 5)
ISBN 0-394-86580-4
Cipher in the Snow (video)
www.amazon.com
Social World
All cycles
Schoolhouse Rock Silver Anniversary Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Schoolhouse-Rock-Special-30th-Anniversary/dp/B00005JKTY
The American Nation Prentice Hall
A World History textbook
Suggested support materials
History of US series 1-800-458-4849
www.phschool.com
0-13-052953-2
Perspectives on History series
The Civil War: The Gray 1-878668-84-6
The Civil War: The Blue 1-878668-83-8
Iron Horses Across America 1-878668-36-6
The Age of Technology 1-878668-64-1
The Manhattan Project 1-878668-41-2
The French and Indian War 1-878668-82-X
The Vietnam War 1-878668-61-7
World War I 1-878668-91-9
World War II: On the Homefront 1-878668-60-9
World War II: The European Theatre 1-878668-76-5
World War II: The Pacific Theatre 1-878668-86-2
Forward into Light: The Struggle for Woman’s Suffrage 1-878668-25-0
The Underground Railroad: Life on the Road to Freedom 1-878668-27-7
Principles of Democracy: 1-878668-53-6
The Constitution and Bill of Rights
Cycle 1
Books on the American Revolution
Cycle 2
CIA Factbook www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
Pocket US Constitutions Cato Institute
1000 Mass Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
800-767-1241
Cycle 3
Sneeches by Dr. Seuss
The Shadow of Hate (video) Teaching Tolerance Series 334-264-0268
400 Washington Ave. fax 334-264-7310
Montgomery, AL 36104
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/resources/shadow_of_hate.jsp
“The Power of One” video local video store or www.amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Power-One-Stephen-Dorff/dp/0790740850
Other video options
Amandla
Rabbit-proof Fence
World Apart
Cry Freedom
Color of Friendship
Emmit Till
The Rosa Parks Story
Free the Children
Hidden Bias Test
www.tolerance.org_bias/02.html
Anthology – “A Place at the Table” Teaching Tolerance (no longer available)
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/resources/placeatthetable.jsp
AFSC.org – American Friends Service Club
Gay & Lesbian Rights/Israel & Palestine
Cycle 4
Opposing Viewpoints: The Industrial Revolution
A&E Biography of Milton Hershey
http://www.amazon.com/Biography-Milton-Hershey-Chocolate-Archives/dp/B0002V7NTI
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/2387FD.html
Industrialization and Urbanization
Schlessinger Video Productions
PO Box 1110
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
800-843-3620
ISBN 157225081X
Books on the Industrial Revolution
American History Simulations
ISBN 1-55734-480-9 Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
Cycle 5
Time to Abolish War
By: Hague Appeal for Peace
Peaceful Children, Peaceful World 0-939195-02-X
Peace Begins With You
http://www.amazon.com/Peace-Begins-You-Katharine-Scholes/dp/0316774405
Gaia Peace Atlas
Voices From the Past (Gay and Gay)
Revolutionary War
Vietnam War
World War II
World War I
Korean War
Spanish-American War
Persian Gulf War
War of 1812
Music/Songs about War
ISBN 0-385-24190-9
Complete set on war
0-8050-2844-7
0-8050-4101-X
0-8050-2849-8
0-8050-2848-X
0-8050-4100-1
0-8050-2847-1
0-8050-4102-8
0-8050-2846-3
Natural World
All cycles
Ward’s Scientific
PO Box 92912
Rochester, NY 14692-9012
800-962-2660
800-635-8439 fax
Frey Scientific
PO Box 8101
Mansfield, OH 44903
800-225-FREY
Nasco
PO Box 901
Fort Atkinson, WI 52528-0901
1-800-558-9595
Bill Nye, The Science Guy videos
www.billnye.com or your local library
Physical Science
Instructional Fair
Goggles
Nasco
Cycle 1
Books needed
Science Explorer – Motion, Forces and Energy and teacher resource book
Science Explorer – Electricity and Magnetism and teacher resource book
Suggested
DK Eyewitness Science Series
Force and Motion
1-879431-85-8
Electricity
1-879431-82-3
Energy
1-56458-232-9
Matter
1-879431-88-2
DK Eyewitness Dictionary of Physics
0-7894-0239-4
Atom Building Board
Inclined to Roll
skateboard
protractor
flat board, about 1.5 m long
small piece of sturdy cardboard
supports to prop up the board (books, boxes)
two stopwatches
meter stick
masking tape
Frey
1-56822-144-4
Stopping on a Dime
wooden meter stick
2 stop watches or watches with second hands
tape measure
Sticky Sneakers
three or more different types of sneakers
spring scales, 5N and 20N
mass set(s)
large paper clip
tape
balance
Forced to Accelerate
skateboard
string
several bricks or other large mass(es)
meter stick
masking tape
spring scale, 5N
stopwatch
Building a Galvanometer
compass
small spool of magnet wire (#28 or finer)
piece of thin, stiff cardboard
Design and Build a Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
2 bar magnets
masking tape
container of 150 regular size paper clips
an assortment of types, shapes, and sizes of magnets, including two bar magnets and two ceramic magnets
modeling clay, string, and other materials to build a paper clip holder
Constructing a Dimmer Switch
d-cell battery
masking tape
flashlight bulb in a socket
thick lead from mechanical pencil
uninsulated copper wire, the same length as the pencil lead
rubber tubing, the same length as the pencil lead
1 wire, 10-15 cm long
2 wires, 20-30 cm long
2 alligator clips
The Versorium
foam cup
aluminum foil
scissors
plastic foam plate
wool fabric
pencil
paper
Electric Motor Activity
Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories
Tonawanda, NY/San Luis Obispo, CA
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
sciencekit.com/electric-motor-discovery-kits/p/Igoo24321/
800-828-7777
800-387-9393
Project – Rube Goldberg Device
balloons
straight pins
various items to build device with
Cycle 2
Books needed
Science Explorer – Chemical Building Blocks with teacher resource book
Science Explorer – Chemical Interactions with teacher resource book
A Guide to the Elements – Oxford Univ. Press
ISBN 0-19-512708-0
Suggested
DK Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Chemistry
ISBN 0-7894-0444-3
DK – Eyewitness Science – Chemistry
ISBN 1-56468-232-9
Materials
Periodic Table from website
Matter cards (Elementary material)
Melting Ice
Thermometer
2 plastic cups, ~200 mL each
2 stirring rods, preferably plastic
ice cubes, about 2 cm on each side
warm water, 40 - 45 C
stopwatch or timer
Making Sense of Density
balance
water
paper towels
wooden stick, ~ 6 cm long
ball of modeling clay, ~ 5 cm wide
crayon with paper covering
graduated cylinder, 100 mL
Montessori Services
www.montessoriservices.com
EM68 Matter & Energy
It's a Gas
strong plastic syringe (with no needle), at least 35 cm3 capacity
modeling clay
4 books of uniform weight
Isolating Copper
glass jar, about 250 mL
two paper clips
wires with alligator clips
or battery holder with wires
copper chloride solution (0.6M), 50 - 100 mL
6-volt battery
index card
Copper or Carbon? That’s the Question
1.5 V dry cell battery
200-mL beaker
stopwatch
flashlight bulb and socket
3 lengths of insulated wire
thin copper wire with no insulation, about 5-6 cm long
2 graphite samples (lead from a mechanical pencil),
each about 5-6 cm long
hot plate
water
Shedding Light on Chemical Bonds
2 1.5V dry cell batteries
small beaker
plastic spoon
sodium chloride (salt)
small light bulb and socket
4 lengths of wire for connections
with insulation scraped off ends
100-mL graduated cylinder
additional substances
Comparing Atom Sizes
drawing compass
calculator
periodic table of the elements
Design and Build a Polymer Package
Water
Hand lens
Weights
Scissors
Packaging tape
Thermometer
Balance
Hot plate
Clock or timer
20 beakers/pastic cups
iodine solution
cookies or hand builded eggs
polymers used in packaging
Cycle 3
Books needed
Science Explorer – Motion Forces and Energy with teacher resource book
Science Explorer – Sound and Light with teacher resource book
Integrated Science Laboratory Manual, 2000 (Prentice Hall)
Suggested
DK Eyewitness Science Series
Light
Materials
Integrated Science Laboratory Manual
Prentice Hall Science Explorer
800-947-7700
ISBN 0-13-434370-1
Can you Feel the Power?
calculator
stopwatch
board, (2.5 cm x 30 cm x 120 cm)
8-10 books, each ~ 2 cm thick
meter stick
Soaring Straws
scissors
marker
balance
rubber band
metric ruler
masking tape
3 plastic straws
meter stick
empty toilet paper tube
Build Your Own Thermometer
bowl of hot water
bowl of ice water
water of unknown temperature
tap water
500-ml beaker
clear glass juice or soda bottle, 20-25 cm
plastic dropper
cooking oil
0-13-436369-8 (Student)
0-13-436370-1 (Teacher)
1-879431-79-3
modeling clay
metric ruler
fine-point marker
Just Add Water
4 foam cups
hot tap water
scissors
beaker of water kept in an ice bath
2 thermometers
balance
pencil
Properties of Waves
meterstick
ruler
masking tape
plain brown paper
paper cup
pencil
string
graduated cylinder, 100-ml
water
stopwatch or clock with a second hand
marker
Plane-Mirror Images – Integrated Science Laboratory Manual, 2000
cardboard (~30 cm x 30 cm)
unlined paper
small mirror and support
metric ruler
3 straight pins
protractor
Bouncing Sound
two paper towel tubes
cookie sheet
mirror
cushion
one 12” x 18” piece of fabric/cloth
one 12” x 18 “ piece of construction paper
a clock or watch that ticks loudly
class set of protractors
Making Waves
water
plastic dropper
metric ruler
paper towels
modeling clay
cork or other small floating object
ripple tank (aluminum foil lasagna pan with mirror at the bottom)
Tuning forks – Integrated Science Laboratory Manual, 2000
2 tuning forks, 320 Hz
400 mL beaker
water
rubber band
resonance tube
Cycle 4
Books needed
Science Explorer – Motion, Forces and Energy and teacher resources book
Integrated Science Laboratory Manual
0-13-436369-8 (Student)
(Prentice Hall)
0-13-436370-1 (Teacher)
Videos
Schoolhouse Rock Science
1-56949-410-X
Simple Machines video
Advanced Work
Physical Science
Instructional Fair
Suggested books
The Way Things Work
The New Way Things Work
Can You Work More Efficiently
Heavy string (not rope) 65 cm
4 thin wooden rods
7 cm, 14 cm, 14 cm, 20 cm
heavy book
stopwatch
Inclined Plane
Wood board 1m by 15 cm
Spring balance
Small wood block with eye hook
String
Meterstick
Ring stand and large ring
Clamp
Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
ISBN 0130503673
800-848-9500
1-56822-144-4
0-395-42857-2
0-395-93847-3
Levers
Wooden meterstick
Spring balance
String
1 kg mass
fulcrum
right angle prism-Wards
Wheel & Axle
Wheel & Axle
Fishing line or string
Stopwatch
Washers
Book
Pulleys as Simple Machines
2 single pulleys
2 double pulleys
nylon fishing line
ring stand with large ring
spring balance
1 kg mass
Quiz Board
box of copper brads
sheet of cardboard
13 pieces of copper wire with alligator clips, insulated, 20-22 gauge, 10 inches long
pair of wire cutters
battery with battery clip
bulb and socket
Series & Parallel Circuits
KitBook-The Electric Circuits
OR
Advantages of Series and Parallel Circuits
Building Electric Circuits
Delta Education
WW111-2976
800-442-5444
www.delta-education.com
Can You Make Electricity From Spare Change
several pennies
vinegar
paper towel
aluminum foil
salt
cup of warm water
multimeter
www.kitbook.com
Build a Generator
Neo/Sci kit – Cool Circuits
www.neosci.com
How to Make a Transformer
Cardboard paper towel tube
Multimeter
Battery
2 – 4 ft insulated copper wires
LEGO Educational building kit 9686
www.LEGOeducational.com
Cycle 5
Books needed
Science Explorer – Environmental Science with teacher resource book
Materials
Green Dreams
nationalgeographic.com – free online article
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/biofuels/biofuels-text/1
What Now? Our Feverish Planet Badly Needs a Cure.
Time.com – free online article
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1604908,00.html
The Truth About Hydrogen
popularmechanics.com – free online article
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4199381.html?page=1
Readings on Hydroelectric Power
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wuhy.html
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Wm. McDonough/Michael Braungart
ISBN-13: 9870865475878
www.bn.com
Story of Stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8
Save the Earth
Jonathon Porritt
ISBN 1-878685-05-8
The Lorax
ISBN 0-394-82337-0
Important numbers/addresses
Pitsco
PO Box 1708
Pittsburg, KS 66762
800-835-0686
Nasco
PO Box 901
Fort Atkinson, WI 52528-0901
1-800-558-9595
Solar Hot-water Heater
10’ flexible black tubing
shallow cardboard box 12”x 18”
Flat Black paint or dark cloth
Window glass 12”x 18”
Clothespin (spring-type)
Tape
2 empty cans or buckets
Home Depot or Wards 15W1261
Home Depot
Electricity from Sunlight
Silicon solar cell
block of wood
compass
cardboard
small spool of magnet wire(18# or finer)
2 alligator clips
soldering iron
tape
glue
soft old towel
Wind Energy into Electricity
Model airplane propeller -6” long
2 nails 1” long
2 nails 3” long
4 small nails
1” long bar magnet
2 metal strips 1 1/2” by 4”, cut from tin can
magnet wire (see above)
germanium diode, type 1N34A
tape
hot glue gun
soldering iron/solder
drill
wood block 3 1/2”x 5”
compass (see above)
Thermal Energy Conversion
Narrow-mouthed plastic bottle
Balloon
2 buckets
Turning Trash into Useable Energy
Household trash
Shallow baking dish
Aluminum foil
Scissors
Home Depot
Home Depot
Home Depot
Specialty electronics store or Radio Shack
(order in advance from RS)
Home Depot
Getting Methane from Coal
Paper towel
Lump of soft (bituminous) coal size of baseball
Old rag
Funnel
2-pound coffee can
Small glass bottle like spices come in
Model Geothermal Steam Engine
Empty soup can
Heavy aluminum foil (frozen-food tray, pie pan, etc.)
Aluminum wrapping foil
Straight pin
8” length of stiff wire (coat hanger)
Dowel rod about 12” long
Small pot
Glue
Tape
Rubber band
Scissors
Making a “Fuel Cell”
Women’s plastic hair roller 3” long by 1” diameter
3 small rubber bands or string
thin sheet of zinc or galvanized steel 3 1/2” by 2”
large gauze pad
Powdered graphite
Flour and salt
2 small bowls
Multimeter
Project
Snap circuits Jr.
Solar Car Electronic Puzzles W-08
Home Depot
Home Depot
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