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ERIC Number: ED205332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 568
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Small Schools Science Curriculum, K-3: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.
Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others
Learning objectives and suggested activities, monitoring procedures and resources for the Washington K-3 Small Schools Science Curriculum are based on the rationale that "young children need the opportunity to observe, classify, predict, test ideas again and again in a variety of contexts, ask questions, explain, discuss ideas, fail, and succeed. Along the way they will manipulate ideas and materials and, to a great extent, exercise control over their own effort. They can be questioned in such a way as to suggest relationships not previously recognized or have their attention directed to unnoticed events." The curriculum is divided into seven scope areas: change, cycles, energy, environment, organisms, property of matter, and symmetry. Activities presented enable the student to: identify changes in plants and animals due to maturation; notice daily weather changes; understand seasonal changes; describe different forms of energy used in daily experience; classify things as living or non-living, plant or animal; and group objects according to color, shape, weight, size and texture. Observing, discussing, poetry and story writing, chart keeping, scrapbook making and arranging teacher-supplied pictures in sequential order are suggested as monitoring techniques. Discussions of format, goals for the Washington Common Schools, and science program goals are included. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 189, Mt. Vernon, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 825-844 and RC 012 846-851. Not available in paper copy due to colored pages.