About This Book.
About the Authors.
Part One: Being Successful in the Inclusive Classroom.
Chapter 1: Collaborating Effectively.
Collaborating for Intervention.
Collaborating with the Child Study Team.
Collaborating with Parents and Families.
Tips for Talking with Parents.
Chapter 2: Preparing for Differentiated Learning.
Working with Core Curriculum Standards.
Assessing Learning Styles.
Multiple Intelligences and Learning Strengths.
Planning for Students with Special Needs.
Chapter 3: Effective Teaching Strategies for Differentiating Instruction.
The Effective Inclusive Classroom.
Part Two: Science Activities for the Inclusive Middle School Classroom.
Chapter 4: Scientific Inquiry.
Activity 1: Scientific Method.
Activity 2: Famous Scientists.
Chapter 5: Physical Science.
Activity 1: Force.
Activity 2: Motion.
Activity 3: Properties of Matter.
Activity 4: Phases of Matter.
Activity 5: Acids and Bases.
Activity 6: Using the Periodic Table.
Activity 7: Alternative Energy Sources.
Chapter 6: Earth and Space Science.
Activity 1: Types of Rocks.
Activity 2: Volcanoes.
Activity 3: Minerals.
Activity 4: Oceans and Seas.
Activity 5: The Solar System.
Activity 6: Stars and Galaxies.
Activity 7: TheWater Cycle.
Chapter 7: Life Science.
Activity 1: Classification of Organisms.
Activity 2: The Structure and Function of Cells.
Activity 3: Cell Division—Mitosis.
Activity 4: Cell Division—Meiosis.
Activity 5: Heredity and Genetics.
Activity 6: Plants.
Chapter 8: The Human Body.
Activity 1: The Skeletal System, Joints, and Muscles.
Activity 2: The Cardiovascular System.
Activity 3: The Central Nervous System.
Activity 4: The Digestive System.
Activity 5: Blood.
Activity 6: The Ear.
Activity 7: The Eye.
National Curriculum Standards.