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PRISMS is a collection of reviewed phenomena and representations for middle school science teachers and learners. All resources are evaluated on the basis of their support of learning goals in AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Science for All Americans, and the NSES (National Science Education Standards). "Phenomena" are real-world objects and events that provide evidence of ideas in science. "Representations" are models, simulations, animations, and diagrams that serve to clarify ideas in science.

Topics include astronomy, biology, earth science, structure of matter, energy, force and motion, and ecology. Each resource is accompanied by an annotated review that addresses the scope, quality, and sophistication of the item under review.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
General Physics
- Collections
- Properties of Matter
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Environmental Science
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
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= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Model
= Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Metadata instance created April 28, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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May 3, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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(Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Augusta, 2008), WWW Document, (http://prisms.mmsa.org/index.html).
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Phenomena & Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS) (Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Augusta, 2008), <http://prisms.mmsa.org/index.html>.
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Phenomena & Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS). (2009, May 9). Retrieved August 28, 2014, from Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance: http://prisms.mmsa.org/index.html
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National Science Foundation. Phenomena & Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS). Augusta: Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, May 9, 2009. http://prisms.mmsa.org/index.html (accessed 28 August 2014).
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Phenomena & Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS). Augusta: Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, 2008. 9 May 2009. National Science Foundation. 28 Aug. 2014 <http://prisms.mmsa.org/index.html>.
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Contains PRISMS: Conservation of Matter

A classroom demonstration that illustrates the Law of Conservation of Matter -- recommended by the PRISMS staff.

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