ERIC Number: ED237353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Science. Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Objectives.
Boston Public Schools, MA.
This document lists science objectives for Boston elementary and middle school students. All objectives are presented in two columns. The left-hand column states each objective in general terms and gives an idea of its scope. The right-hand column, giving a specific example of what students should be able to do when the objective is achieved, serves to clarify each objective; in addition, the illustrations in this column are intended to make the objectives more vivid, suggest possible activities and sources, and break up text material. More illustrations are provided for lower than for middle grades. Objectives for kindergarten through grade 6 are divided into the same major sections: science experiences; science skills and processes; science and society; life science; human biology and health; physical science; earth science; astronomy; and science reading (with reading lists for grades 1, 3, and 5). Objectives in grades 7 and 8 focus primarily on the physical and life sciences topics respectively. Additional objectives for these grades relate to reading (with a reading list for grade 8), science experiences, science skills/processes, and other areas. A discussion of issues in science education, suggestions for teaching science, a list of 26 science goals, and (in an appendix) names of scientists/inventors are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Junior High Schools, Physical Sciences, Process Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientists, Secondary School Science
Instructional Services, Boston Public Schools, 26 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston); Science and Society