ERIC Number: ED434820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Science: Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12. [Revision].
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This document was created to establish competency goals and objectives for teaching and learning science in North Carolina for grades K-12. It contains the concepts and theories, strands, skills, and processes upon which all science instruction should be based. In addition, the curriculum defines and illustrates the connections between the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and state standards. The 1999 revision further reflects the recommendations of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science framework and assessment. The approach to this curriculum follows four major strands across all grade levels. These strands--Nature of Science, Science as Inquiry, Science and Technology, and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives--provide unifying threads of understanding that are supported by competency goals. The Science Standard Course of Study does not include all science, but focuses on what all students should understand and be able to do as they move towards scientific literacy. The Basic Educational Program for North Carolina's Public Schools specifies that the North Carolina Standard Course of Study is the curriculum that should be provided in all schools throughout the state. (WRM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, State Standards, Technology
North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina