ERIC Number: ED054939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
COPES (Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science), March 1971.
New York Univ., NY.
This 15 page booklet describes the Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science (COPES). Problems encountered in science education are stated and the rationale for the conceptual schemes approach is developed to solve these problems. The purpose, objectives, and concepts of the COPES program are defined. The five main conceptual schemes upon which COPES is based are: (1) The Structural Units of the Universe; (2) Interaction and Change; (3) The Conservation of Energy; (4) The Degradation of Energy; and (5) The Statistical View of Nature. The Conservation of Energy concept is more fully developed as an example of the program. A list of staff and advisory committee members is included. (BB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.