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ERIC Number: ED083044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 100
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Elementary Science Guide, K-7.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.
This guide was prepared to assist elementary teachers in planning and implementing an activity-centered, conceptually-based science program. The guide consists of the following major sections: (1) Point-of-View, which sets forth a description of science, its role in the curriculum, the role of the teacher, and evaluation procedures which are compatible with a science program based on the active involvement of children in the learning process; (2) Objectives, which describes awarenesses, attitudes, skills, and understandings that should be developed through elementary science; (3) Process Skills, which identifies eleven basic skills necessary for effective "sciencing." A summary chart illustrates the interrelatedness of skills at four stages in the elementary school. Teachers can guide skill development of individual children by means of the sequence described; (4) Planning for Safety, which describes safety conditions important in the program; (5) Conceptual Areas, which outlines and classifies the major content of elementary science into the following nine conceptual areas: Adaptation, Change, Equilibrium, Interrelationships, Motion, Organization, Space, Time, and Variety. Each of the nine areas is divided into five subsections: Living Things, Matter and Energy, Earth, The Universe, and Man and Technology; and (6) Suggested Bibliography which lists professional books for science in the elementary school. (Authors/JR)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.