ERIC Number: ED064072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Energy--Structure--Life, A Learning System for Understanding Science. A Potpourri of Miscellany.
Bixby, Louis W.; And Others
A discussion of the philosophy and rationale of Energy - Structure - Life, a two year high school sequence in integrated science, is contained in the introductory section of this manual. The student's copy of the laboratory activities and the quizzes for the first year of the program constitute the major portion of this volume. The two year course is programed so that a student may work individually at his own pace. The program is quantitative and intended for the serious student as suggested by this statement: "The mature student is ready to accept and profit by a structured, more difficult approach to science. The role of the student, in ESL, is that of a responsible participant in the scientific process." The study of physics precedes the study of chemistry, based on the rationale that the best understanding of chemical phenomena is dependent upon a sound comprehension of physics. The following unifying concepts are woven through the course: cyclic phenomena, model building, open and closed systems, the coupling of energy systems, metastable states, intra- and interactions, and functional reaction sites. More information on this program may be found in SE 013 547 and 013 549. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Experiments, Individualized Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Physics, Programed Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Country Day School, MO.