ERIC Number: ED395107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Science Activities for Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Community Action Southwest, Waynesburg, PA.
A staff development project created a series of family science activities to be used in adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) and family literacy programs and a training guide for staff and volunteers. The training guide provides background principles and concepts for science activities. The activities identify materials and indicate ways the activities can be incorporated into parent-child interactions. During the year-long project, project staff developed four family science packets centered around the themes of water, weather, magnets, and plants. Each packet contains 7-10 activities that were used by ABLE students and staff in Washington and Greene counties of Pennsylvania. The activities in each packet include the following: an exploratory problem, process skills to be used, concepts to be developed, materials provided, other materials needed, time needed for the activity, instructions, and extension activities. The packets were used with adult students and their young children. The parents who used the activities said the lessons gave them confidence to teach science to their children. The activities also helped to foster a scientific attitude in adult students and their children. (The final report contains six appendixes that contain the following: materials from the training sessions, an evaluation report, a sample survey, the training guide developed for the project, with lesson plans; lists of packet contents, and completed evaluations.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Community Action Southwest, Waynesburg, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Greene County); Pennsylvania (Washington County); 353 Project