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ERIC Number: ED019811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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ROOMS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE COURSES. SCHOOL FACILITIES FOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTION, 2ND EDITION.
RICHARDSON, JOHN S.
MANY HIGH SCHOOLS ARE BROADENING THEIR SCIENCE CURRICULUM WITH SPECIALIZED COURSES. THIS REPORT SURVEYS THE NATURE OF THESE COURSES AS BEING--(1) DEVELOPMENTAL, (2) APPLIED, AND (3) SPECIALIZED. A SURVEY OF THE SEPARATE SCIENCE COURSES REVEALS THAT ONLY A FEW CLEARLY FIT INTO THE ABOVE THREE CLASSIFICATIONS. MOST COURSES BY NATURE OVERLAP EITHER TWO OR THREE OF THESE CLASSIFICATIONS. THE REPORT CONTINUES BY DESCRIBING THE GENERAL NATURE OF FACILITIES FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE COURSES. FACILITIES FOR A PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB ARE EXAMINED. THE COURSE CONTENT IS DESCRIBED AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES IS MADE. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DESIGN OF THIS FACILITY ARE THEN DISCUSSED BASED ON THE ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVITIES. A FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENT FOR MOST SCIENCE ROOMS IS FLEXIBILITY OF SPACE. EQUIPMENT, UTILITIES AND SERVICES FOR A PHYSICAL SCIENCE ROOM ARE QUITE SIMILAR TO THOSE USED FOR PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, HOWEVER, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL NEED OF EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES FOR METEROLOGICAL AND ASTRONOMY ACTIVITIES. SOME PROVISIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO EQUIP THE LAB WITH A WEATHER STATION AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR THE STUDY OF ASTRONOMY. THE USUAL STORAGE PROVISIONS FOR SCIENCE ROOMS ARE ALSO REQUIRED FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE ROOM. THE STRONG EMPHASIS ON EXPERIMENTATION AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION IN THIS COURSE, REQUIRES PROVISIONS OF STORAGE SPACE FOR SUPPLIES NEEDED IN CURRENT INVESTIGATION AND FOR BOOKS AND OTHER INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS. A DISCUSSION ON REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSERVATION AND EARTH SCIENCE FACILITIES APPEARS IN THE FINAL SECTION. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
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