Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) Caribbean Volunteer Publications - CXC CSEC Science Teachers' Resources
Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) Caribbean Volunteer Publications
CXC CSEC Science Teachers' Resources
Many times, great resources exist for teachers to support them in their work. Many times, these resources are not easily accessible to them or teachers may not even be aware that these resources exist.
In my travels around the internet I happened to come across a series of educational publications for teachers in the Caribbean. These resources materials were developed by the British Agency, Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) and were developed in the Caribbean with the assistance of teachers and volunteers working in the Caribbean.
While these resources are dated - some as far back as the 1980's - they may nevertheless be useful.
These resources are archived with ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) and are presented here for use by CXC CSEC teachers.
A Practical Workbook for CXC Biology: Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 1. (1996)
This workbook for teaching a biology course is organized into three sections: (1) teacher guidelines; (2) suggested experiments; and (3) apparatus requirements and evaluation schemes.
Some of the topics covered in the 30 biology experiments contained in this book include soil analysis, geotropism, bowfly larvae, germination, seed dispersal, flower structure, transpiration, energy in food, testing urine, testing for starch, enzyme reactions, and temperature regulation.
Detailed safety and equipment instructions as well as worksheets are provided for each activity. ERIC Document: 417065
Teachers' Resource Material for Integrated Science: Ideas for Teaching Integrated Science in Secondary Schools. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 8. (1985)
This book contains questions for secondary school science students that require them to analyze data presented in various forms and apply knowledge and skills developed in novel situations.
The content for the questions is derived from a science curriculum developed by a group of Caribbean nations.
The material is organized into four sections: (1) integrated science; (2) chemistry; (3) physics; and (4) biology. The exercises are helpful in preparing students to take standardized tests in science as they can be used to reinforce practical work related to a topic covered in the booklet, teach general skills of data analysis and observation, and provide an alternative means of skill development.
The approach recommended for each problem situation includes a discussion of the experimental design and details of the experiment that produced the data. ERIC Document 417072
Data Analysis Questions for Science Subjects: A Resource Booklet. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 2.(1988)
This resource booklet is designed to supplement standard textbooks used in a science curriculum.
The material serves as a syllabus for Year One and Year Two in the secondary science curriculum. Some of the topics presented in this general science syllabus include being a scientist, looking at living things, solvents and solutions, energy, electricity, gases of the air, cells and reproduction, looking at living things, heat, and Earth.
The booklet is organized into 12 sections that contain data analysis questions, practical suggestions, and a word search for each topic in the syllabus. Detailed safety and equipment instructions as well as worksheets are provided for each activity.
ERIC Document 417066