ERIC Number: ED024566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Quantitative Science, a Ninth-Grade Laboratory-Centered Course Stressing Quantitative Observation and Mathematical Analysis of Experimental Results. Final Report.
Badar, Lawrence J.
This report, in the form of a teacher's guide, presents materials for a ninth grade introductory course on Introduction to Quantitative Science (IQS). It is intended to replace a traditional ninth grade general science with a process oriented course that will (1) unify the sciences, and (2) provide a quantitative preparation for the new science materials. The course materials consist of descriptions of about 80 laboratory and demonstration activities which provide the basis for class discussion and approximately 30 instructor information sheets providing directions and suggestions for guiding activities. There are a number of detailed activities for students, a teacher's outline of principles, and problem sheets to be used to direct students beyond the immediate experimental conclusions. Areas dealt with are (1) measurement and fundamental quantities, (2) graphical analysis, (3) properties of light, (4) matter, and (5) rectilinear kinematics. Because the program is a departure from traditional ninth grade general science, and even though the materials are quite complete, it is strongly recommended that teacher inservice education be provided prior to adoption of the program. (DH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Rocky River Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Chemical Education Materials Study; Physical Science Study Committee