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ERIC Number: ED002324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 4
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SCIENCE AT NOVA.
Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
THE SCIENCE PROGRAM AT NOVA HIGH SCHOOL IS STRUCTURED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY. THE JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM EMPHASIZES THE ACCUMLATION, TABULATION, AND ANALYSIS OF DATA. THE SENIOR HIGH PROGRAM MAKES USE OF THESE PROCESSES IN THE INVESTIGATION OF VARIOUS SUBJECT AREAS. THE UNITS COMPOSING THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM ARE DESCRIBED. UNIT 1 DEALS WITH SUCH SIMPLE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AS THE RULER, BALANCE, GRADUATED CYLINDER, AND BUNSEN BURNER. UNIT 2 FOCUSES ON THE SIMPLIFICATION OF MATERIAL INTO BASIC PARTS AND THE CONCEPT OF ELEMENTS. UNIT 3 DEALS WITH THE SIMILARITIES OF THE REACTIONS OF THE HALOGENS WITH THE ALKALI METALS OF LITHIUM, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, AND HYDROGEN. THE PERIODIC TABLE IS PRESENTED. UNITS 4 AND 5 DEAL WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF BIOLOGY. SAMPLES OF PLANTS AND ANIMAL LIFE ARE GATHERED AND THEIR DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES ARE STUDIED. THESE ARE THE BASIS FOR A SORTING PROCESS WHICH LEADS TO CLASSIFICATION. UNIT 4 DEALS WITH COLLECTING AND GROSS SORTING UNIT 5 DEALS WITH STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES. UNITS 6 AND 7 ARE CONCERNED WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF PHYSICS. A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS ON HEAT, ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, SOUND AND LIGHT, AND MECHANICS ARE GIVEN. UNITS 8-11 FOCUS ON THE SCIENTISTS' SEARCH FOR THE BEGINNINGS OF THE UNIVERSE. THE THEORIES OF THE FORMATION OF THE EARTH, OCEANS, AND THE ATMOSPHERE ARE STUDIED. UNITS 12 THROUGH 17 DEAL WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL PARTICLES OF SCIENCE. UNITS 18 THROUGH 20 FOCUS ON THE SEARCH FOR REASON MODELS ARE USED TO MAKE REASON OUT OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE CHAOS. UNITS 21 THROUGH 24 DEAL WITH EXPLANATIONS BASED ON PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS. UNITS 25 THROUGH 38 CONCENTRATE ON THE CONCEPTS OF TIME, SPACE, AND MATTER.
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Authoring Institution: Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Fort Lauderdale); Nova High School FL