ERIC Number: ED043480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Guide to Science Curriculum Development.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This guide provides a framework that may be used by local science curriculum developers to produce units of study, each representing a process of science applied to one of the conceptual schemes of science within one of the major categories of science. Examples of variants, (at ten levels of sophistication), of the 18 major concepts which result from applying the conceptual themes "diversity,""change,""continuity,""interaction,""organization,""limitations" to biology, physical sciences, and earth sciences are provided. The major topics within each of the ten levels are structure and function, biochemical reactions, genetics and evolution, ecology, matter, energy, force and the materials, processes and configurations of the earth and the universe. The major concepts and the following science processes are used to define the units of science: observing, classifying, inferring, predicting, measuring, communication, interpreting data, defining, formulating questions and hypothesis, experimenting, and formulating models. The nature of scientific enterprise, including the philosophy of science and the actions of scientists, is considered along with the cultural implications of science in its aesthetic, philosophical, economic, political, and sociological aspects so that curriculum builders can make appropriate choices about the content of their science units. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (AL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III