ERIC Number: ED261865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1644.
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, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a physical science course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of science; (3) a list and description of eight basic process skills (such as predicting and classifying) and five integrated processes (such as controlling variables and defining operationally); and (4) an eight-part curriculum outline. These parts provide performance objectives correlated with a concept, process skill(s), and suggested activities for each of the following major topic areas: nature of science; measurement; forces; work; characteristics of matter; chemistry of matter; energy; magnetism; electricity; light; heat; and careers. A list of 27 science-oriented careers and 27 organizations supplying additional information for each career, a list of reference materials, a list of suggested films available from the Louisiana Department of Education's Educational Film Catalog), a list of audiovisual suppliers, and brief comments on evaluation techniques are also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Matter, Physical Sciences, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Careers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, 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