ERIC Number: ED261862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
K-6 Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1613.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, encompasses those standards that must be included in the elementary school (kindergarten to grade 6) science program. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective elementary school science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of science; (3) a list and description of eight basic and five integrated process skills; and (4) a list of skills and curriculum outline for grades K-3 and another list of skills and curriculum outline for grades 4-6. The lists of skills and curriculum outlines are organized according to three broad disciplines: life science (senses, living/nonliving matter, plants, animals, and the human body); earth science (soil, weather, the solar system, and the earth); and physical science (change-space relations, light, sound, air, matter, heat, magnetism, electricity, and simple machines). Included for the topics within the curriculum outline are performance objectives correlated with a concept, process skill(s), and suggested activities. The outline for graphing and measuring skills for grades K-3 and 4-6 is included in appendices. Also included are brief comments on evaluation techniques. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Biological Sciences, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Physical Sciences, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana