ERIC Number: ED327411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Township of Ocean School District Contemporary Science. Curriculum Guide, September 1987.
Truex, Ronald T.
This guide was prepared for a program designed to provide non-academic disaffected students as well as college-bound high school students with a meaningful and positive educational experience in science in order to bridge the gap between science and the citizen in a technological world. The program, designed as a full year elective course, involves the students in activities and projects that reflect concerns regarding issues in science. The major units of study in this course are matter and energy; meteorology; astronomy; atomic energy; space exploration; population growth; alternate energy sources; health hazards of drugs and smoking; and air, water, and noise pollution. Because of the interdisciplinary theme of the course of study, this program is designed to improve the entire school program by incorporating concepts and skills from other academic areas. These areas include social studies, math, industrial arts, and English. Included in this guide are: (1) purpose; (2) course description; (3) school, science program, and course goals; (4) suggested strategies for instruction and evaluation; (5) the scope and sequence of the units of study; (6) the pre-post test and answer key; (7) the student and parent evaluation sheets; and (8) evaluation guidelines. (KR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Course Content, Course Objectives, Elective Courses, Energy Education, English Instruction, Health Education, Industrial Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Physics, Pollution, Pretests Posttests, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Space Exploration, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Technology
Township of Ocean School District, Special Projects, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean Township Board of Education, Oakhurst, NJ.
Note: For student enrichment materials manual and program description see SE 051 859-860.