ERIC Number: ED544067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 12
Science Equipment and Materials: Science Kits. Bulletin, 1963, No. 30. OE-29049
Piltz, Albert; Gruver, William J.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
In the elementary and secondary schools, there is a movement toward a sequential instructional program which would involve the offering of a laboratory science each year from kindergarten to high school graduation. In some schools teachers have turned to science kits as a partial solution to the problems presented by restricted space, inadequate facilities and equipment, short class periods, and heavy workloads. For some small schools, the science kit is the laboratory. The selection of kits presents special problems to teachers and school administrators who must judge their suitability for the school program. The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify issues concerning the instructional value of science kits and to suggest criteria for their classification and evaluation. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories, Science Equipment, Educational Equipment, Instructional Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation, Selection Criteria, Evaluation Criteria, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Programs, Science Instruction, Educational Policy, Curriculum Implementation, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Materials, Science Experiments, Classification, Vendors, Vignettes, Worksheets, Bibliographies
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)