ERIC Number: ED408176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri's Framework for Curriculum Development in Science K-12.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Missouri's Framework for Curriculum Development in Science acknowledges that teachers will bring the vision, ideals, and principles of the Show-Me Standards of the state of Missouri into their classrooms in exciting and innovative ways. The role of the frameworks is to provide districts with a "frame" for building curricula using the standards as a foundation. The frameworks provide indicators of what students should know and be able to do in science by the end of grades 4, 8, and 12. They contain suggested resources, discussions on issues and current practices, and examples of quality student work. Many of the suggested activities encourage an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum. The final section provides a discussion of how districts might begin to explore the advantages of curriculum integration. The major strands include: (1) Scientific Inquiry; (2) Scientific Relevance; (3) Matter and Energy; (4) Force, Motion, and Mechanical Energy; (5) Universe; (6) Earth systems; (7) Living Systems; and (8) Ecology. The section on suggested practices for teaching and learning science contains topics on assumptions, science teaching standards, and vignettes. The appendix includes samples of quality student work. Contains 16 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Ecology, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum, Physical Sciences, Relevance (Education), Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Space Sciences
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri