ERIC Number: ED035539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
A Suggested Approach to the Elementary School Science Curriculum.
Lipson, Joseph I.
The author describes a comprehensive science program for the elementary school. The program should include six components: (1) The story of the great generalizing constructs of science, such as the atom, the universe, the layers of the earth, and evolution--even though the students do not have the observational evidence to support the constructs; (2) Specific training in the vocabulary of science; (3) Classroom pencil and paper lessons which use learned scientific concepts to bring order to the child's world and which use the experiences of the child outside the classroom to define important scientific concepts; (4) Laboratory experiences which teach scientific concepts which are not part of everyday experience; (5) Laboratory experiences which teach the ways in which information is processed to establish scientific truth; and (6) A library-laboratory which contains a full range of audio-visual and model materials. This library-laboratory is a place which the child explores in a direction of his own choosing with a minimum of adult supervision. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Learning Research and Development Center; University of Pittsburgh PA