ERIC Number: ED262992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Teaching about Science and Society: Activities for Elementary and Junior High School.
Bybee, Rodger; And Others
This book provides activities designed to meet the needs of new and practicing elementary and middle school science teachers. The activities, which focus on science and society, are arranged in four major sections: environmental biology activities; health and nutrition activities; physical science activities; and earth and environmental science activities. The activities in each section are divided into these grade levels: kindergarten through second grade (K-2); third through fifth grade (3-5); and sixth through eighth grade (6-8). Each grade level section is preceded by a planning chart that provides an overview of the activities and concludes with an annotated listing of resources for that discipline. Individual activities begin with an overview that provides a summary of the lesson. There is a section on science background in which major concepts are presented in a short "in depth" discussion for the teacher. This discussion is intended to provide an understanding of the scientific content of the lesson. A section on societal implications follows, in which the scientific content is extended to the social context. The next sections are basic to most lessons: major concepts, objectives, materials, vocabulary, and procedures. An introduction (with rationale for teaching about science and society, and a bibliography) is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Health Activities, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Physical Environment, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43216 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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