ERIC Number: ED296881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-15
Astronomy Lectures and Laboratories. A Model to Improve Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Development. Volume I.
Lutz, Julie H.; Orlich, Donald C.
A group of scientists and science educators at Washington State University has developed and pilot tested an integrated physical science program designed for preservice elementary school teachers. This document includes the syllabus and class materials for the Astronomy block of the physical science courses developed by the group. Included are diagrams, lecture notes, laboratory exercises and evaluation materials to be used with the course. Topics include: (1) the night sky; (2) the sun and time; (3) seasons; (4) the moon; (5) eclipses; (6) planetary motion; (7)Greek astronomy; (8) the revolution in astronomy: Copernieus to Galileo; (9) light; (10) radiation; (11) astronomy tools; (12) space astronomy; (13) the planets; (14) comets, meteors, and asteroids; (15) stars; (16) galaxies; and (17) the universe. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Teachers, Science Tests, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Note: Some drawings may not reproduce well. For other volumes in this series, see SE 049 408-412.