ERIC Number: ED303355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Eighth Grade Earth Science Curriculum Guide. Part 1.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This is a curriculum guide composed of lessons which can serve as models for the beginning teacher as well as for the teacher who needs activities to broaden the earth science perspective in the classroom. It was designed to supplement the New york State Earth Science Syllabus and encourages students to develop inquiry and problem solving skills. This working draft has four units. Unit I deals with matter: its definition; the building blocks; differences between metals and nonmetals; combination of elements; and the differences between mixtures and compounds. Unit II discusses geology: the materials making up the earth's crust; the earth's surface; rocks; the geologic record and mapping; and plate tectonics. Unit III concentrates on oceanography: the features along the continental coastlines; ocean basins; salinity; waves; and the ocean's resourcefulness. Unit IV includes weather and climate: a definition of weather; effects of air masses and fronts; characteristics of high and low pressure areas; wave cyclones; forcasting the weather; layers and composition of the atmosphere; and the factors influencing climate. This guide outlines objectives and process skills which cover planning and design, performance, analysis, interpretation, and application. Lesson plans and reproducible sheets are provided for teacher use. (RT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Motivation Techniques, Physical Sciences, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
New York City Board of Education, Curriculum Editorial and Production Unit, Office of Curriculum Development and Support, 131 Livingston Street, Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: Drawings may not reproduce well. Working draft.