ERIC Number: ED336271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
SPACE: Intermediate Level Modules.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
These modules were developed to assist teachers at the intermediate level to move away from extensive skill practice and toward more meaningful interdisciplinary learning. This packet, to be used by teachers in the summer Extended Learning Program, provides detailed thematic lesson plans matched to the Indiana Curriculum Proficiency Guide. The modules present a conceptual framework for an alternative summer program. Basic factors for success, such as active involvement, learning related to the real world, interdisciplinary instruction, teacher modeling, and cooperative learning, are covered throughout the material. The manual includes a weekly overview of lessons. It provides suggested activities, materials, direction for implementation, and reserve materials. The 41 activities are placed into one of five categories: (1) motivational day; (2) information day; (3) research day; (4) activity day; and (5) culmination day. Topics include space flight, space stations, Mars, solar system, space shuttle, food, dress, history of space exploration, and Earth's orbit. Supplementary materials include games dealing with space, readings, a diploma that can be copied, a list of NASA resources, Space Camp information, a book list, and a resource guide of tests available for assessing reasoning and higher thinking processes. (KR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Cooperative Learning, Creative Writing, Educational Games, Elementary School Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Motivation, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Education, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Summer Science Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.