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Thrill Ride!
Wright, Russell G.
Personal Author:
Student edition.
Publication Information:
White Plains, NY : Dale Seymour Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
vi, 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Reading Level:
Grades 6-9.
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QC32 .W75 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Here are two new modules in the Event-Based Science series. In Thrill Rider!, students work in a cooperative team to design an amusement park ride. In Outbreak!, students work together to discover the identity of a mysterious disease spreading through their community. There are hands-on activities, interviews with professionals, and interdisciplinary activities to guide students. Videotapes provide actual news coverage of the 1995 Ebola virus outbreak and of some of the scariest thrill rides in the country.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-The five minute NBC News video Thrill Ride! serves as the hook to generate interest in force and motion in this Event-Based Science Instructional Module. The specifics for using this hands-on interdisciplinary unit are clearly presented in the 33-page teacher's manual which includes standards, outcomes, activities, a performance assessment, and a scoring rubric. This science unit reinforces the idea that an authentic task will create a need for the teams of students to refine their knowledge and explore new concepts and processes. This is a neatly packaged unit where the gathering of basic information and science activities with all of the necessary components has been done. It includes worthwhile suggested activities to incorporate into social studies, math, and English classes. The actual activity has the groups of students designing a thrill ride for an amusement park that demonstrates Newton's three laws of motion. The project is to include preliminary drawings and a model. The "great final activity" proposed is a field trip to an amusement park for a celebration of a physics day. A worthwhile purchase for those schools having a five-week block of time available, a staff that uses interdisciplinary activities, and a science curriculum incorporating the study of force and motion.-Allaire George, Logan Middle School, Waterloo, IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.