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ERIC Number: ED543530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1948
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Elementary Science: Suggestions for Classroom Teachers. Bulletin, 1948, No. 4
Blough, Glenn O.; Blackwood, Paul E.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
This is intended to be a how-to-do guide for the elementary classroom teacher whose principal has recently said, "We usually teach more science. You know our children are living in a scientific age." It's for teachers who want to learn some down-to-earth things about how to begin to teach science if they don't know much subject matter, haven't had much experience with doing experiments, and are perhaps a little awed by the prospects of science teaching. Just reading this bulletin won't make anybody a better science teacher. It is hoped that trying out some of the ideas and adapting them to fit specific needs, will. Just reading it won't give anyone enthusiasm for teaching science either, but using some of the suggestions in working with children may help to keep children's natural enthusiasm alive, and my expand somewhat. No suggested outline of subject matter is included since selection and organization of content material differs with various schools and is best done by the individuals with first-hand knowledge of the needs, aptitudes, abilities, and interests of the pupil groups and of the local resources available. A selected bibliography is included. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Class Activities, Bibliographies, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Science Education, Physical Environment, Science Teachers
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)