ERIC Number: ED064044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Primary Science Curriculum Guide, C. Branching Out.
Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Examples of reports from children in grades 4-6 of Education Department of Victoria schools are used to illustrate the suggestions made for teaching the topics included in the science course. Emphasis is given to methods of inter-relating science and other activities, including social studies, mathematics, writing and history. Teachers are encouraged to provide children with extensive manipulative and experimental experiences. The topics discussed in the section on "Matter" concern the nature of liquids, diffusion, separation of materials, corrosion, the production of gas, and other examples of chemical and physical changes in household materials. "Energy" includes studies of heating and cooling, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, and movement. In "Life" the topics are primarily concerned with behavior, ecological principles, and growth. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).