ERIC Number: ED226985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
COMETS Science. Career Oriented Modules to Explore Topics in Science.
Smith, Walter S.; And Others
COMETS Science (Career Oriented Modules to Explore Topics in Science) was developed to demonstrate to early adolescents that learning mathematics and science concepts can have payoff in a wide variety of careers and to encourage early adolescent students (grades 5-9), especially girls, to consider science-related careers. The program provides 24 modules (sets of supplemental lesson plans) to enable teachers to bring into their science or mathematics classes community resource people to (1) teach a captivating science lesson; (2) tell students how the science concept being demonstrated is used in their career; and (3) talk with students and answer questions about their career. In general, each module describes three activities plus extension activities which can be used to follow up a resource person's visit. Modules are presented in three sections, focusing on: physical science/engineering; life science/health; and mathematics, calculating, and computers. A separate set of 24 biographical sketches (COMETS Profiles) is also available for use with the program. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Career Awareness, Computer Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Health, Human Resources, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Careers, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Technology
University of Kansas, COMETS, 205 Bailey Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 ($19.95 each for COMETS Science or Profiles or $36.95 for both if ordered together).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.