ERIC Number: ED021710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Determination of Aerospace Principles Desirable for Inclusion in Fifth or Sixth Grade Science Programs.
Johnson, Mervin LeRoy
Determined were aerospace principles for inclusion in fifth or sixth grade science programs and the extent to which current textbooks included these principles. A preliminary list of principles was formulated and submitted to the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Bureau of Standards for modification. From this, a revised list was submitted to a jury of 25 science educators and 25 elementary science specialists; these responses determined the suitability of the principles for use in the fifth and sixth grade curriculum. There was disagreement between these two groups regarding the relative values of the principles to be included. The study revealed a large number of scientific principle that were suitable for inclusion, but the principles were derived from more than one field of science. Current elementary textbooks were found to be not suitable as resource materials in this area, and a multi-text approach by a teacher was recommended. (GR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instruction
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.