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Moore, L. Thomas – Science and Children, 2006
The author recently conducted a case study describing the process a suburban Ohio school district underwent when adopting a new elementary science program. The district's seven elementary schools moved from a "totally inquiry-based science program" in 1995 to a hybrid program of "inquiry-based and textbook science program" in…
Descriptors: Science Programs, School Districts, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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Iatridis, Mary – Science and Children, 1981
Describes a preschool science-based curriculum which encompasses four broad topics: water, small creatures, gadgetry, and environmental terraria. Includes a description and list of activities for each topic. Presents research suggesting that children participating in this curriculum increased their self-directed discovery and verbalized curiosity.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Preschool Education
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Zeitler, William R. – Science and Children, 1980
Three sets of elementary science materials are reviewed (ESS activity cards, ESS readers, "We Discover the World") that represent what can be done to enhance and structure learning for a single concept or topic. "We Discover the World" is a set of materials designed to introduce children to their world and their environment.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Science Course Improvement Projects