eTips for Science Teachers



SCI's eTips for Science Teachers presents timely tips for the teaching of Introductory Physical Science and Force, Motion and Energy.

How to Receive eTips

You can register to receive new eTips as they are published. Once you subscribe, you will receive an email asking to confirm your registration. Be sure to respond to this email to complete the registration process.

If ever you find that eTips does not meet your needs, simply use the “unsubscribe” link provided at the end of each mailing.

Back Issues of eTips

Did you miss previous issues of eTips? They are all available here as PDF file downloads. Clicking on one of the eTips listed below will open the collapsible accordion panel. A listing of the articles in that issue will appear. You can then click the “Download” link to retrieve the file.

Since these are PDF files, please allow sufficient time for the file to download.

eTips #7, March 2008

Writing Lab Notebook Quizzes
Testing Your Energy Wheel
Summer Workshop Information Download eTips #7: pdf download

eTips #6, November, 2007

Tracing the 'Flow' of Energy in FM&E
2008 Summer Workshop Dates Download eTips #6: pdf download

eTips #5, September 2007

Lab Notebook Quizzes Provide Useful Feedback - in Less Time!
Our New Rewards Program
Download eTips #5: pdf download

eTips #4, March 2007

Textbook Selection: Making the Best Choice
Download eTips #4: pdf download

eTips #3, November 2006

Using Your tests to Drive Instruction
Diagnostic Analysis Q&A
Workshop Dates for Summer 2007 Download eTips #3: pdf download

eTips #2, September 2006

Developing Good Science Reading Skills
Equipment Corner - PegboardsDownload eTips #2: pdf download

eTips #1, April 2006

Graph Reader 'Thingies'Download eTips #1: pdf download

Interested in Writing an eTip?

SCI is always interested in gathering fresh ideas from the classroom and passing them on to other classroom teachers as eTips articles. If you have an article in mind, please drop us an email or give use a call.


SCI Summer Workshops

This summer SCI will offer three one-week workshops.  Each workshop earns 2.0 semester hours of graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines and will take place on the CSM campus in Golden, Colorado.  Detailed descriptions of each workshop are available.

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IPS 9th Edition

The new 9th Edition of Introductory Physical Science (IPS) continues the IPS tradition of guiding students to knowledge of physical science and the way scientific knowledge is acquired.

Inspect the table of contents and more details on our new edition of IPS.