ERIC Number: ED069555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Nuffield Secondary Science, Theme 8, The Earth and Its Place in the Universe.
Nuffield Secondary Science is a set of tested materials from which teachers can prepare courses for students in grades 9-11 (approximately) who do not intend to major in science. The materials are designed for British secondary schools but are adaptable for other countries. The Teachers' Guide to the entire set of materials is described in SE 015 440 and the nature of the Themes summarized in SE 015 441. Theme 8 contains the following fields of study (with subsidiary sections indicated in parentheses): Getting Away from the Earth (rocketry, orbits, projectiles, effects of friction, gravitational fields); The Solar System and Beyond (environment of Earth, Earth in space, the Moon, planets, Sun and other stars, man in space); The Weather (the atmosphere, factors causing weather phenomena, sequence of weather patterns, effects of weather on everyday lives); The Earth's Crust (basic questions, examples of field-based teaching schemes, suggestions for follow-up work). See also SE 015 442 to SE 015 447. (AL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Field Studies, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Meteorology, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: Nuffield Foundation, London (England).