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ERIC Number: ED111661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 65
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Earth Science Unit for Second Grade: A Seed Crystal Approach.
Abernathy, Sandra
This teacher's guide to a second-grade earth science unit provides a range of activities, suggestions for classroom discussion, and open-ended questions suitable for each of the concepts developed. One of the central purposes of the unit is to develop independence and self confidence by encouraging the student to think through a problem clearly. The questions and activities give the student practice examining facts at hand and drawing logical conclusions in a nonthreatening atmosphere. For this reason, there are no tests at the end of each section. This is a seed crystal approach; its purpose is to begin building an accurate picture of the planet. Awareness, not mastery of concepts and terms, is the major objective. The first section of the unit, "Physical Nature of the Planet Earth," is conceptually oriented; the student learns facts about the planet and uses that information to solve a problem. The second section, "Physical Nature of Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils," is more concerned with application; the student learns a skill which is used to solve a problem. Also included is a section about careers in geology and paleontology. (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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