ERIC Number: ED357947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Text Analysis of Two Pre-Secondary School Science Activities. Technical Report No. 552.
Anderson, Thomas H.; And Others
Two typical science activities found in textbooks for elementary and middle school students were analyzed to determine the quality of the written text and the integrity of the science represented in the activity. Each activity was performed and critiqued from a number of perspectives. The framework used to compare and contrast these activities is recommended as useful for curriculum designers, textbook selection committees, and classroom teachers. (Author)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Models, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Solar Energy, Textbook Content, Water, Water Treatment, Writing Evaluation
Center for the Study of Reading, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 174 Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.