ERIC Number: ED315318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in the Earth Science Classroom.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Technology.
The use of computers in classrooms to support and extend instruction is a topic which is being discussed in major educational forums across the United States. Until a few years ago, computer use in schools was the exclusive domain of the mathematics department. Other content areas have now found ways to use computers to enhance their instruction. The purpose of this guide is to give teachers and supervisors a working knowledge of various approaches to enhance pupil learning. It demonstrates some of the many ways in which science departments can use microcomputers to assist teachers in teaching earth science. Computers can be used to enhance the learning process by assisting students in recording and categorizing data, formulating conclusions, and conducting experiments. The 36 activities in this guide are organized into four areas: (1) "Matter on Earth"; (2) "The Composition of the Earth"; (3) "The Atmosphere"; and (4) "The Earth in Space." Also included is a discussion of classroom management techniques and (in the appendices) a glossary, a diskette care guide, information about copying public domain software, a list of software used in this guide, and a list of five additional school district resource centers in the Greater New York Area. (CW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Earth Science, Educational Technology, Microcomputers, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Curriculum Production Unit, Office of Curriculum Development and Support, PS 206, Room 310, Neck Road and E. 22 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Technology.