ERIC Number: ED228466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Program for Elementary Students: Science.
Jackson County School District, MI.
Developed by elementary teachers in the Jackson (Michigan) public schools as part of an inservice workshop in sex equity, this career education program in science for elementary students is intended to encourage young women to consider careers in science that are nontraditional for women. The program is divided into six grade levels; each grade unit includes five daily 1-hour sessions. Each grade unit contains a pre- and posttest, at least one scientific experiment, a class project, and activity sheets for students to supplement their learning. An overview of each grade unit is provided to give a "flavor" of the daily session outlines that follow. All necessary supplemental materials are included in each grade unit. In addition, reading material for the teachers are included on the topic of women in particular science fields, and audiovisual materials are suggested. Since the units focus on women in science, at least one activity in each grade level unit stresses this purpose. In some cases, a female resource speaker may be invited to talk to the class. In other classes, a discussion of the role of women in science is part of the outlined format of the unit, while in other cases a field trip or hands-on experience stresses encouragement of women in nontraditional science fields. (All materials for the scientific experiments were reproduced from "Comets," an elementary science curriculum developed in 1981 at the University of Kansas.) (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jackson County School District, MI.