ERIC Number: ED032223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Space Science Education: An Experimental Study. Report of the Study Commission on Space Science Education.
The implications of space science terminology and concepts for elementary science teaching are explored. Twenty-two concepts were identified which elementary and junior high school teachers were invited to introduce in their teaching. Booklets explaining the concepts were distributed together with report forms for teacher feedback. The numbers of teachers who used each concept are reported; also the numbers of students and grade levels involved. Summarizing the teacher feedback, the commission reports that teachers tended to introduce space science concepts in conjunction with topics normally taught without altering their regular sequence or methods of instruction. Teachers requested the provision of audio-visual aids. Recommendations are made for improvements to the program. Copies of instructions to the teachers, explanations of the concepts, and the "Professional Report" (Feedback) form are included in appendices. (EB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Curriculum, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Program Evaluation, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science
Gulf School Research Development Association, 3801 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004 ($1.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.
Authoring Institution: Gulf School Research Development Association, Houston, TX.
Identifiers: Study Commission on Space Science Education