ERIC Number: ED256612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Science Unlimited: Pennsylvania's Resource Guide for Elementary Science.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Arts and Sciences.
This document provides information about Science Unlimited (SU), the elementary school science effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (The philosophy and characteristics of SU continue the earlier Pennsylvania science program effort entitled Investigative Science in Elementary Education.) The document includes: (1) a list of SU activities (indicating that 30 weeks of televised science instruction are available for primary and intermediate grades); (2) a list of 12 SU aims, accompanied by a description of the assumption that produced the choice of that aim for the instructional program; (3) a discussion of reading and relationship of textbooks to SU; (4) examples of how science relates to reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, self-concept, creativity, career awareness, and women in science; (5) characteristics of highly desirable and less desirable science programs; (6) examples of science taught using living things, with learning centers, and outside the classroom; (7) examples of evaluation methods in science; (8) sources of science materials; (9) safety considerations; and (10) a summary (in chart format) of selected information about children and their thinking derived from the contributions of Jean Piaget and his co-workers. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Arts and Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania