ERIC Number: ED448021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Earth/Space Science Course No. 2001310. [Student Guide and] Teacher's Guide.
These documents contain instructional materials for the Earth/Space Science curriculum designed by the Florida Department of Education. The student guide is adapted for students with disabilities or diverse learning needs. The content of Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) differs from standard textbooks with its simplified text, small units, reduced vocabulary level, increased frequency of drill and practice, less cluttered format, and presentation of skills in small steps. There are 16 units, and each unit contains an overview, suggestions for enrichment, unit assessment, and keys. Units include: (1) "Introduction to the Scientific Process"; (2) "Map Reading"; (3) "The Universe and Solar System"; (4) "The Earth, the Moon, and the Sun"; (5) "Space Exploration"; (6) "Rocks and Minerals"; (7) "Mountains"; (8) "Plate Tectonics"; (9) "Geologic History and Fossils"; (10) "The Water Cycle"; (11) "Rivers"; (12) "Glaciers"; (13) "Weathering and Erosion"; (14) "The Atmosphere and Weather"; (15) "Energy Sources"; and (16) "Our Environment." The teacher's guide functions to develop and apply basic concepts of the earth and its environment. Selected laboratory experiments include the use of the scientific method, measurement, laboratory instruments, and safety procedures. (YDS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Earth Science, Map Skills, Paleontology, Plate Tectonics, Science Activities, Scientific Methodology, Secondary Education, Solar System, Space Sciences
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.