BASIC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

A free modular textbook for Junior Secondary or Middle Schools


About the book

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About the book

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News Nov/14

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A junior secondary school in Swaziland Basic Science & Technology (BS&T) is a free modular textbook for junior secondary or middle school students in tropical and sub-tropical countries. It is written in good, simple English and is suitable for students for whom English is a second language. BS&T covers the needs of most junior secondary or middle school courses in basic, combined, or integrated science and technology. It is based on research into science curricula world wide and on the author's personal experience of science education in Africa, Asia and the Pacific over a period of more than 40 years.

Each chapter (topic) comprises a sequence of one-page modules (sub-topics) that can be used alone or in sequence. All modules can be downloaded and printed from this website, individually or as chapters. They are completely free for students, and for teachers who wish to use them with their classes. Teachers are free to edit modules if they wish to do so. Supporting materials include a title page, a table of contents, short prefaces for students and teachers, two appendices (A. SI units, and B. Elements and symbols), a comprehensive glossary, a detailed index and a short guide for teachers. The latter includes concept maps for each chapter, hints on teaching each module, and annotated answers to end-of-module questions.

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The advantages of the modular approach

The modular approach adopted in Basic Science & Technology offers the following advantages for students and teachers:

Downloading

All essential materials for Basic Science & Technology have been written in Microsoft Word 2003. In order to download successfully, you will need Word 2003 or a more recent version (alternatively the freely available Word Reader) on your computer. Unless otherwise indicated, each module occupies a single A4 page.

Downloading has been made very simple. To find out more, proceed to Downloads.


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