ERIC Number: ED353138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Science. Primary Program Guide.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
As the world becomes more complex and the rate of change increases, Canadian students need more and better science education increases, Canadian students need more and better science education to prepare them for the future. This book provides a framework for building scientific concepts and developing the learning of process skills for grades 1 to 3 in the Northwest Territories. The major sections include: (1) Science--A Verb, Not a Noun; (2) Goals of the Elementary Science Program; (3) Elementary Science Program Elements (process skills, psychomotor skills, attitudes, and science concepts); (4) Program Structure (format, time allotments, grade specific objectives, and learning resources); (5) Approaches to the Teaching of Science (language development (LD) approach to teaching science, how to develop a LD unit, LD framework, how to plan LD lessons, possible sequences using this approach, and inquiry approach); (6) evaluation (concepts related to grades one, two, and three, evaluating the process skills, attitudes and behaviors, and performance with manipulative materials, checking the growth of inquiry process); (7) scope and sequence (correlation of grades one, two, and three units to various resource materials, suggested sequence using LD approach; (8) Primary Science Program Details; and (9) Appendix (classroom organization and management, safety in science, reporting and research skills, effective questioning technique, plant and animal care, use of Systeme Internationale (SI)--the metric system, Systeme Internationale equipment list, a list publishers/distributor, and a list of suppliers). (PR/CW)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Methodology, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada