ERIC Number: ED058059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Unit: Minerals and Crystals, First Trial Materials, Inspection Set.
Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.
This unit, one of a series being developed for Australian secondary school science courses, consists of a teacher's guide, two student booklets, a test booklet, and a student workbook which also contains answers to questions raised in the student booklets, and a answer sheet containing comments on the answers to the questions in the test booklet. Student booklet 1 contains instructions for growing crystals and comparing them with minerals and is considered a basic part of the unit. Student booklet 2 contains eight optional activities, from which students are expected to choose at least two or three. These activities are titled "Looking for Minerals,""Growing Large Crystals,""Common Rock Minerals,""Mysterious Minerals,""What is it,""Patterns Abound,""Gems," and "Minerals in the Service of Man." All activities in the basic and optional sections use a student-centered inquiry approach, and the teacher's guide suggests methods of advising and consulting with students and of providing introductory demonstrations. (These trial materials are of marginal legibility and are not available from EDRS.) (AL)
Descriptors: Crystallography, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, General Science, Mineralogy, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.