ERIC Number: ED328403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Middle School/Junior High Science. Focus on Excellence, Volume 2, Number 2.
Penick, John E., Ed.; Krajcik, Joseph, Ed.
Ten examples of innovative and outstanding middle school/junior high science programs are described. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science program are provided along with the criteria for excellence. The programs described are: (1) "Seventh Grade Life Science"; (2) "The Rochester Science Program"; (3) "Laboratory at the Zoo"; (4) "PRIS2M"; (5) Environmental Physical Science"; (6) "9th Grade Earth Science"; (7) "5-8 General Science"; (8) "7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Earth Science"; (9) "Life Science, Earth and Physical Science, and Environmental Science"; and (10)"Field Science." A synthesis and critique of middle school/junior high science is presented. (KR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Science, Energy, Environmental Education, Excellence in Education, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Zoos
National Science Teachers Association Publications Department, 1742 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.