ERIC Number: ED342606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Primarily Physics, Investigations in Sound, Light and Heat for K-3. Project AIMS.
Hoover, Evalyn; Mercier, Sheryl
Project AIMS (Activities to Integrate Mathematics and Science) has as its purpose the integration of subject matter in grades K-9. Field testing of the curriculum materials produced by AIMS indicates that this interpretation produces the following beneficial results: (1) mathematics becomes more meaningful, hence more useful; (2) science is increasingly studied and understood, with a significant economy of time; (3) there is improved quality of learning and retention; and (4) there is a dramatic increase in students' motivation and involvement. This teaching guide to physics for grades K-3 contains 31 lessons, each with a teaching instructions page with lists of materials, objectives and procedures, and reproducible worksheets for students. Topics include: (1) sound energy; (2) light energy; and (3) heat energy and temperature. Also included is a glossary, a checklist of science processes and math skills, a list of children's literature which may be used to extend these lessons, a list of materials for the unit, and information on the AIMS project. (CW)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Elementary School Science, Heat, Light, Physical Sciences, Physics, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials
AIMS Education Foundation, P.O. Box 8120, Fresno, CA 93747 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA. Office of Planning and Research Services.; AIMS Education Foundation, Fresno, CA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SE 051 962-966.