ERIC Number: ED098042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide for Science for Kindergarten. Preliminary Edition.
Herrera, Sharon; Thier, Herbert D.
Presented is the teacher's guide for "Science for Kindergarten," a part of the materials developed for the Science Curriculum Improvement Study project. Aimed at developing the children's powers of observation, discrimination, and description, the unit includes nine topics: Color, Shape, Texture, Smell, Sound, Size, Quantity, Position, and Organisms. Through the use of games, puzzles, and other activities children observe and describe a wide variety of objects and organisms in the classroom and outside. Included are many activities involving comparison of objects by properties, the ideas of number and volume, and changes that occur over time. The teacher's guide provides helpful suggestions for the teacher, describes the design and use of the equipment kit for the unit, and lists the necessary equipment. For each activity, the guide provides various pieces of information: a list of objectives, background information, any advance preparation required, teaching suggestions, and further activities. However, all of these topics are not provided for each activity. (PEB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, General Science, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Process Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Teaching Guides
Science Curriculum Improvement Study, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Science Curriculum Improvement Study.