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ERIC Number: EJ1095596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Changing Science Curriculum
Ediger, Marlow
College Student Journal, v48 n4 p648-650 Win 2014
Science, as a curriculum area, has gone through many changes recently with the oncoming of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Science is a part of everyday life which individuals experience. Even the drying up of a puddle of water after a rainfall has a definite scientific explanation. A modern science curriculum must be in the offing for each pupil in the school setting. In this article, Marlow Ediger describes elements he feels are conducive to developing an effective science curriculum. They include: (1) inquiry learning; (2) reflection; (3) experimentation; and (4) technology. Also offered are guidelines for students working in small groups: (1) respect the thinking of contributions made; (2) clarify ideas not understood; (3) have all participate, if possible; (4) stay on the topic being pursued; do not stray to the irrelevant; and (5) no one should dominate the discussion.
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Language: English
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