ERIC Number: ED303320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Science for Children. Resources for Teachers.
National Science Resources Center, Washington, DC.
Many believe that children begin to learn science from the moment they start to perceive their environment. They have an innate need to make sense of what happens. Little by little, they form a useful model of the world around them. Before children go to school, they exercise their natural curiosity daily. School can expand a child's understanding of the universe or it can close off the search for knowledge by presenting science as a set of words from a textbook. This guide is designed to assist those who are working to improve elementary science education. The materials described are recommended because they provide support for effective hands-on, inquiry based programs. Included in this guide are descriptions of curriculum materials, supplementary resources including various kinds of books, magazines, and other reference materials, and sources of information and assistance such as museums, and technology centers, professional organizations, publishers, elementary science curriculum projects, and science materials suppliers. Each resource listed includes an address and a description of the program, project, center, museum or organization involved. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($7.95; 2-9 copies $6.50; 10 or more $4.95 each).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Science Resources Center, Washington, DC.
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