ERIC Number: ED325366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Enhancing Primary Grade Science: Recommendations from Prime Time Workshops.
Hunn, Diana M.; And Others
Two topics that are important for improving the teaching of science in the elementary grades are: (1) the availability of classroom science materials and equpment; and (2) teacher improvement in subject matter competencies, instructional skills, and familiarity with technology. A workshop was developed to help teachers develop instructional strategies for teaching children science using basic science materials and available resources. Emphasis was on process-oriented activities, group work, discrepant events, learning cycle activities, questioning strategies, Project Wild and/or Project Learning Tree materials, integrating textbooks with curriculum projects, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and community resources. The paper documents the goals of the workshop, planning materials, personnel recruitment, curriculum, results of follow-ups, evaluation, and offers concluding remarks. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Dissonance, Community Resources, Discovery Learning, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Field Trips, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Questioning Techniques, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (St. Louis, MO, April 1988).