ERIC Number: ED064103
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Publication Date: 1971
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An Earth Science Program for the Primary Grades (K-3).
Schwartz, Maurice L.; Slesnick, Irwin L.
Noting that the interests of primary school age children (grades kindergarten through third) focus strongly on such topics as rocks, dinosaurs, volcanoes, weather, moon and stars, and further noting that the new elementary school curricula as developed for the primary level make relatively little use of earth science content, the authors have attempted to identify appropriate experiences in the earth sciences for children. The program incorporates the following; science educational processes applicable to the primary grades, pre-operational and concrete-operational Piagetian child development considerations, sequentially planned activities, and varied strategies. The program covers four general topics: landforms, the moon, fossils, and weather. Activities have been classroom tested. The format for each topic includes a teachers guide, student sourcebook, and the necessary materials. The activities within each topic are described in this paper; each paragraph being a separate lesson. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, Geology, Primary Education, Program Descriptions
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