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ERIC Number: ED019218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 159
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ELEMENTARY SCIENCE OUTLINE, A GUIDE TO SUGGESTED CURRICULUM PRACTICES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE.
KARTSOTIS, A. THOMAS; MESSERSCHMIDT, RALPH M.
THE COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY SCHOOL STUDY COUNCIL REPORTS THEIR WORK ON SUGGESTED CURRICULUM FOR GRADES 1-6. THE BELIEF IS THAT SCIENCE IS A MAJOR STUDY AREA IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO ALL PUPILS IN A PLANNED LEARNING SEQUENCE, WITH DUE CONSIDERATION BEING GIVEN TO THE MATURITY OF THE CHILD. CONSTANT EVALUATION, RE-EVALUATION, AND MULTI-SOURCE MATERIALS WERE CONSIDERED BASIC TO THE PROGRAM. THE MAJOR TOPICS OF ORGANIZATION ARE (1) LIVING THINGS, ANIMALS, PLANTS, (2) HEALTH AND HUMAN BODY, (3) ENERGY, MAGNETS, ELECTRICITY, LIGHT, SOUND, HEAT, (4) MECHANICS, (5) THE EARTH AND UNIVERSE, (6) AIR AND WEATHER, AND (7) CONSERVATION. TEACHING METHODS UTILIZE (1) PROBLEM SOLVING, (2) EXPERIMENTATION, (3) DEMONSTRATIONS, (4) FIELD TRIPS, (5) USE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND (6) VISUAL AIDS. SECTIONS OF THE GUIDE INCLUDE (1) PHILOSOPHY, (2) CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR EACH GRADE 1-6, (3) REFERENCE BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, (4) SCIENCE BOOKS, (5) SCIENCE MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, AND BULLETINS, AND (6) FREE AND LOW-COST MATERIALS. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Lehigh Valley School Study Council, Allentown, PA.
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