ERIC Number: ED328415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Science 10. Course of Studies, Draft.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
An integrated program is presented that focuses on helping students understand the scientific principles behind the natural events they experience and the technologies they use daily in their lives. Students' abilities are developed to ask questions, investigate and experiment, gather, analyze and assess scientific laws and principles and their applications. In the process, students exercise their creativity and develop critical thinking skills. Through experimentation, problem-solving activities and independent study, students develop an understanding of the processes by which scientific knowledge evolves. Included are the program rationale and philosophy, general learner expectations, specific learner expectations, and a course overview. The four units are: (1) "Energy from the Sun"; (2) "Matter and Energy in Living Systems"; (3) "Matter and Energy in Chemical Change"; and (4) "Energy and Change". Each unit contains an overview, attitudes encouraged of students, major concepts, science knowledge, science skills, and science-technology-society connections. This final draft is being used to prepare support material and to validate the course of studies. (KR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Energy, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physics, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Technology, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
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