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ERIC Number: ED071766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 96
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A Beginner's Approach to Science with Lines, Games and Charts.
LaRoche, Susan Merritt
A primary science program was developed over a 2-year period at a Montessori school. The program is intended to encourage creative but logical thought and active participation by the child in learning "hows" and "whys." It teaches the mathematical operations (measurement and comparative notation) necessary to know what to do with scientific information acquired in later study. The program consists of a series of problems (getting a stick the same length as a line on the chalkboard, making charts, etc.) the students discuss and experiment with. Shelf material and games are provided for the children to use anytime during the day. The children with whom the program was developed were relatively bright students of kindergarten age. The program is judged to be more suitable in most instances for first grade. Appendix I provides games and charts, and Appendix II shelf material and graphs. A bibliography of children's books is also given. (KM)
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Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the M.A.T. Science Degree, Webster College, Webster Groves, Missouri 1970