ERIC Number: ED485593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Curriculum Profiles: A Resource of the EDC K-12 Science Curriculum Dissemination Center
Education Development Center, Inc.
The purpose of this document is to provide useful information for teachers and school systems engaged in the process of examining and choosing science curriculum materials appropriate for their settings. The curriculum profiles include summaries of selected programs available for K?12 science curriculum programs. Each profile describes a number of components of the program to make comparisons among them easier. For example, all profiles include an overview of the contents of the curriculum, the intended age range, and topics covered. The profiles also describe the format of the product, such as whether the teacher guide is a three-ring binder, or whether a kit of materials is included or must be purchased separately. A brief description of the instructional design is included, which refers to issues such as whether the curriculum consists of several modules, where opportunities for student inquiry appear, or how assessment is handled.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Science Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation
Education Development Center, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 617-969-7100; Fax: 617-969-5979; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ltd.edc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.