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ERIC Number: EJ843443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1515
Astronomy in the K-8 Core Curriculum: A Survey of State Requirements Nationwide
Palen, Stacy; Proctor, AmyJo
Astronomy Education Review, v5 n1 p23-35 Apr 2006-Nov 2007
We have compiled the K-8 core standards in astronomy for 48 states and the District of Columbia. Astronomy coverage in state curricula varies broadly from state to state, both in quantity and in content. Comparing these core standards between states and with the National Research Council (NRC) astronomy core standards gives interesting information for outreach professionals building curriculum materials for national distribution. Although the NRC standards provide a solid starting point for curriculum development, most states expand their astronomy coverage beyond the NRC topics. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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