ERIC Number: ED123059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Equinox. A Model for the Natural Science Education Curriculum for the Ninth Through Twelfth Grades in the Delaware Schools.
Baker, Thomas M.; Reiher, John F.
This publication represents a model for the Natural Science Education Curriculum for grades nine through twelve in Delaware's schools. This guide is meant to serve as a minimal standard for natural science education, but at the same time strives for maximum output of the natural science program. The guide is based on the processes of science education as well as the concepts and attitudes of the biological, physical, and earth sciences. Four basic goals have been identified and a set of terminal objectives has been established for each goal. These goals and objectives provide the framework for the development of district, local, building, or classroom programs. The guide lists eleven major processes of science education, suggests ability levels, and identifies the six major concepts to be included in the natural science curriculum. The minimal objectives for the senior high school have been indicated. These objectives have been broken down by course area, i.e., earth science, physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics. The final section of this guide includes course requirements for science at the high school level, requirements for teaching science, and current educational philosophies that relate to the natural science educational program. (BT)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Curriculum Guides, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs
Mr. John F. Reiher, State Supervisor of Science and Environmental Education, Department of Public Instruction, John G. Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware 19901 (Free while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Del Mod System, Dover, DE.; Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware