ERIC Number: ED040088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Idea-Centered Laboratory Science (I-CLS), The Kind of World a Scientist Thinks He Has Found, Unit E, A Scientist Thinks in Terms of Relationships Rather Than Absolutes.
Van Deventer, William C.; Duyser, Lucille
The major idea of the unit is: a scientist thinks in terms of relationships rather than absolutes. Twenty-nine inquiry oriented laboratory experiences are arranged under the headings: (1) measurements express relationships, (2) patterns govern relationships, (3) frames of reference determine relationships, (4) heredity and environment are necessarily related, (5) rates and changes are necessarily related, and (6) man and his tools are necessarily related. The laboratory experience format throughout is as follows: Introduction, Materials and Equipment, Collecting Data, and Follow-up. Experiences cut across many subject matter areas and include topics such as "development of the chick embryo" and "calories and degrees," but all are designed to develop an understanding of the main idea of the unit. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.; Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.