ERIC Number: ED213176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Science for the Hearing Impaired. Teachers Guide. Introduction and Levels 3-7.
Sunal, Dennis W.; Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski
Intended for use with hearing impaired students, ages 9 to 13 years, the curriculum guide is an adaptation of an existing commercially available school science program with the addition of new materials. Adaptation included reorganization of some materials; paraphrasing to aid the student with textual material; isolation of key words and phrases; the use of language cards to build scientific vocabulary; and addition of activities for students at a wide range of reading, experience, and attention levels. Introductory information covers program characteristics and goals, instructional methodology, program components and instruction on use, the program development process, a suggested teacher training workshop, and adapted and unadapted versions of a lesson plan. The bulk of the document consists of the curriculum guide organized by levels, and within levels by units of study. Provided for each unit is a unit cluster outline; list of suggested materials; readings; and information on purpose, prerequisities, advance preparation, and teaching suggestions. The curriculum covers the following units: variation, space and motion, interaction and energy, population interactions (Level 3); environments, exploring matter, patterns, exploring energy (Level 4); adaptations, forces, motion, matter and energy (Level 5); population needs, models, models of matter, energy and ecosystems (Level 6); and biology (Level 7). (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Hearing Impairments, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Science Curriculum, Units of Study
Science for the Hearing Impaired, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 ($2.50, Introduction; $11.00, Levels 3-4; $16.00, Levels 5-6; $14.00, Level 7; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Human Resources and Education.
Note: Revision of "Science" (Modular Activities Program in Science, MAPS) and "Spaceship Earth-Life Science" published by Houghton Mifflin Co.