ERIC Number: ED052002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
DISCUS Eighth Grade, Physical Sciences, Part I.
Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL. Project DISCUS.
Included are instructional materials designed for use with disadvantaged students who have a limited reading ability and poor command of English. The guide is the first volume of a two volume, one year program in physical science, and contains these five units and activities: First Class Levers, six activities; Inclined Plane, six activities; The Pulley, three activities; Friction, five activities; and Heat, nine activities. A formal textbook is not used in this program, and the learning process relies on class discussion supported by audiovisual materials and small group laboratory activities. Each lesson has a suggested format for teachers to follow in directing activities, with suggested teacher comments. Following each teacher section is the printed material for student use, which generally has a list of required equipment for small group activities, introduction and procedures, and fill-in questions relating to the completed activity. The volume begins with extensive "guidelines for creating an appropriate classroom environment for educationally disadvantaged youth." The appendix includes an equipment list, and for each activity there is a full page diagram for making overhead projector transparencies. (PR)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides
DISCUS, 1011 Gilmore Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL. Project DISCUS.
Note: Revised September 1, 1969