ERIC Number: ED353743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Difficult Learners Science: Hands-On Experiments. Monograph #17.
Tragash, Jennifer Reeves
This guide is intended for use as a supplemental science teaching aid with students having diverse medical, learning, and/or behavioral problems in either self-contained or regular elementary classes. Its purpose is to teach observation skills and the scientific method, to stimulate thinking, and to increase interest in science and related academic areas. The 29 specific activities presented in the guide are grouped into sections addressing physical, earth, and life sciences respectively. Each section provides a general description of a specific area of science; lists objectives, activities, materials, and vocabularies; and provides supplemental activity ideas. Listed for each activity are the objectives, materials needed, activity steps, and discussion ideas. Also provided are general suggestions about behavioral management, testing and grading, and scheduling and lesson plans. Appendices include: a list of science objectives; safety rules; materials; steps of the scientific method; a description of the language experience approach; a summary of behavior management techniques; sample success notices (for reproduction); a sample contingency contract between student and teacher; and a listing of five teaching resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Biological Sciences, Class Activities, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Lesson Plans, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Special Education.; Florida Univ., Gainesville. Shands Teaching Hospital.