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ERIC Number: ED220325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Biology. USMES Beginning "How To" Set.
Agro, Sally; And Others
In this set of two booklets for primary grades, students learn how to make a home for their animals (amphibians, insects, fish, crayfish) and a home for their rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice). The major emphasis in all Unified Sciences and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) units is on open-ended, long-range investigations of real problems. In most instances students learn through observing results of their own and their classmates' experiments. However, students may recognize the need for certain facts and/or skills during their investigations. Although some children prefer to work things out for themselves, others may ask for help. USMES "How To Sets" are designed to provide such assistance. Each booklet in a set contains several examples of children using a skill being taught, each example emphasizing a different aspect of the skill or a potential pitfall. Cover pages summarize what is being taught by illustrating the general problem and solution. There is no sequence to the sets (or booklets within sets) and they should not be used out of the context of childrens' open investigation of a practical problem. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Animal Facilities, Animals, Biology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Social Studies, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.