ERIC Number: ED412134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Earth and Beyond. Teacher Support for Science in the National Curriculum for Primary and Middle Schools.
The material in this book was devised in answer to a need expressed by many teachers, especially in primary (elementary) schools, for support in the teaching of astronomy. These projects and activities are aimed at fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum in England and Wales and the 5-14 Guidelines in Scotland. Each activity gives practical ideas to begin and then some leading questions with which to open discussions within the class. Most of the activities have accompanying worksheets that are reproducible. Many cross-curricular themes are present linking with geography (time-zones, continents and poles), mathematics (distances and scales), and art and drama. Addresses of suitable suppliers of videos, slides, and posters are listed at the end of the book. Sample topics include the connection of the sun to seasons, shadows and time, phases of the moon, star patterns in the sky, the solar system, the sun as a star, mythology, and places to visit. A glossary, a book list, and a "science" play based on Snow White called "Astra Alba and the 6(+1) Quarks" is also included. (PVD)
Descriptors: Astronomy, British National Curriculum, Class Activities, Drama, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Geography, Mathematics, Mythology, Observation, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Solar System, Stars, Teaching Guides
Association for Science Education, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AA, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Science Education, Herts (England).; Association for Astronomy Education, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom