ERIC Number: ED343784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Science Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1988, No. 35.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This document is an outline of concepts and skills that should be taught at each elementary grade level and for each secondary course in science. This document should be used in planning K-12 science curricula and should serve as a guide for teaching process skills. Separate formats are used for the Elementary Program in Science and the Secondary Program in Science in order that differing needs and time requirements for these grade levels may be met. The elementary level is designed to incorporate both the content and processes of science in order to ensure that students will be prepared for the future. This section is intended to: provide a well-planned, sequential program in the life, earth, and physical science; emphasize hands-on learning; employ clear, well-defined objectives; present knowledge and experiences that students can apply to their lives; and provide useful teacher guidelines for planning and directing science instruction. To assist the teacher, all skills in the program have been coded in relationship to their intended cognitive levels and the specific process skills emphasized. The secondary science curriculum offers the basic courses for the continuation of science as introduced and presented in the elementary grades. Emphasis is placed on the learning of science by involving students with "hands-on" and laboratory exercises. In addition to the standard courses offered in the secondary curriculum, there are course descriptions for studies in a variety of more specialized fields. Courses in the secondary curriculum are designed on a two-semester format. Recommended time allotments are presented in order to ensure uniformity of the curriculum. Four appendices contain information on the following: (1) advanced placement courses; (2) career education in the science education program, instruction in ethics, moral values, and citizenship in science; (3) science for special education; and (4) time requirements for subject areas, and study habits, homework, and students responsibilities. (KR)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Career Awareness, Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology, Process Education, Research, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Skill Development, Space Sciences, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Zoology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Note: For related documents, see SE 052 504-509.