ERIC Number: ED173181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Science Programs.
Fox, Fred; And Others
This publication, developed by the Oregon Department of Education, presents a framework for science programs designed to help teachers organize their science curriculum to be consistent with Oregon's goal-based planning for K-12 instruction. It consists of six major sections. Section one presents the framework for Oregon's goal-based science curriculum which considers state goals, district goals, program goals, and course goals. This section also discusses competencies and presents goals of individual students. Section two presents sample activities which may take place in science classrooms. The first 12 activities treat science instruction itself. They consist of four in earth science (one each for K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), four in life science, and four in physical science. The next 20 activities illustrate how other special interests (prekindergarten, reading, math, career education, handicapped) may interact with the science curriculum. Section three presents safety in science programs. Section four presents assessing science programs. Section five presents resources. Section six contains an appendix which includes sample course goals, self-assessment checklist for science teachers, and procedures for developing staff agreement. (HM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Kindergarten, Laboratory Safety, Program Guides, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.