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ERIC Number: ED033036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 217
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Diggers to Divers, Geology K-6; Elementary Science Unit No. 2.
Bethlehem Area Schools, PA.
This curriculum guide, part of a series of science units, stresses concept-learning through the discovery approach and child-centered activities. It is intended that the unit will be studied in depth by grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. Kindergarten pupils will study the unit in less detail. "Our Useful Rocks" is studied in the kindergarten, "Rocks - Then and Now" in grade 3, "Petrology" in grade 4, "Oceanography" in grade 5, and "Geology" in grade 6. The section for each grade contains (1) understandings to be discovered, (2) activities, and (3) activities to assign for homework or individual research. Each activity is introduced by a "leading question," followed by a list of materials and a description of the procedure to be followed. Children are taught to observe, infer, discuss problems and use reference and audio-visual aid materials. There is an index of science textbooks for reference for the teacher. The 40-page appendix contains (1) a brief geological history of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, (2) a description of a geological field trip to Northampton County, (3) a description of the common rocks and minerals, and (4) various geological and oceanographic charts, maps and tables. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document]. (LC)
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Authoring Institution: Bethlehem Area Schools, PA.