ERIC Number: ED205332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Small Schools Science Curriculum, K-3: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.
Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others
Learning objectives and suggested activities, monitoring procedures and resources for the Washington K-3 Small Schools Science Curriculum are based on the rationale that "young children need the opportunity to observe, classify, predict, test ideas again and again in a variety of contexts, ask questions, explain, discuss ideas, fail, and succeed. Along the way they will manipulate ideas and materials and, to a great extent, exercise control over their own effort. They can be questioned in such a way as to suggest relationships not previously recognized or have their attention directed to unnoticed events." The curriculum is divided into seven scope areas: change, cycles, energy, environment, organisms, property of matter, and symmetry. Activities presented enable the student to: identify changes in plants and animals due to maturation; notice daily weather changes; understand seasonal changes; describe different forms of energy used in daily experience; classify things as living or non-living, plant or animal; and group objects according to color, shape, weight, size and texture. Observing, discussing, poetry and story writing, chart keeping, scrapbook making and arranging teacher-supplied pictures in sequential order are suggested as monitoring techniques. Discussions of format, goals for the Washington Common Schools, and science program goals are included. (NEC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Energy, Environment, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Perception, Plant Growth, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Small Schools, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Symmetry
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 189, Mt. Vernon, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 825-844 and RC 012 846-851. Not available in paper copy due to colored pages.