ERIC Number: ED299159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Science Process Skills. Second Edition.
Funk, H. James; And Others
Science process skills are the skills that scientists use to study and investigate the world. They are the vehicle for generating content and a means by which concepts are formed. This book is presented in three parts. Part 1 attends to the kinds of science skills appropriate for preschool and the lower elementary grades including observation, classification, communication, measurement, prediction and influence. Part 2 includes the more complex, integrated skills that are needed to plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations. Part 3 provides a guide to teaching scientific facts and concepts through process skills. Each chapter contains objectives, lists of materials, suggested directions and blanks for responses, self-check questions, and extension activities. The activities are designed to allow students to work at their own pace. At the end of each chapter, a mastery test is provided. An appendix lists simple, inexpensive materials that are needed to do the exercises in this book. (CW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Skill Development, Skills, Teaching Methods
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001 ($14.95; 20% discount on 10 copies or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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Note: For first edition see ED 175 721. Drawings may not reproduce well.