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By Robert G. Fuller (auth.), Robert G. Fuller (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0306466872

ISBN-13: 9780306466878

ISBN-10: 9400708769

ISBN-13: 9789400708761

Robert Karplus, a professor of physics on the collage of California, Berkeley, united states, turned a pace-setter within the circulate to reform straight forward institution technology within the Sixties. This e-book selects the long-lasting points of his paintings and provides them for the scientists and technological know-how educators of at the present time. In an period while `science schooling for ALL scholars' has turn into the clarion name, the insights and works of Robert Karplus are as appropriate now as they have been within the Sixties, '70s, and '80s. This e-book attempts to seize the essence of his existence and paintings and offers choices of his released articles in a useful context.

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An examination of teachers' behavior also provides evidence of Bob's legacy to science education. Teachers' participation in the experimental phase of SCIS changed teachers' visions of teaching. When I visited and interviewed SCIS teachers, I still remember being astonished by their serious-yet-positive and global thought about the value of first-hand experience for advancing children's understanding of complex concepts, not just in science but also in other subjects like mathematics and social studies.

Examples are the concepts of properties and habitat (level one), interaction and systems (level two), food chain and variable (level three), producers and consumers (level five), scientific model and ecosystems (level six). Third, the vast majority of activities could lead to student satisfaction regardless of the children's conceptual level, since each student was free to use the materials in the way he wished and could therefore adapt them to his immediate needs. In their work with electric circuits in the sixth-level physical science unit, for instance, some children got a sense A Love of Discovery 28 of achievement from lighting their bulb as brightly as possible (preoperational), others investigated the materials that did or did not close the circuit (concrete operations), while still others were concerned with the flow of electricity through the circuit (formal operational).

The six basic units-Organisms, Life Cycles, Populations, Environments, Communities, and Ecosystems-make use of the scientific and processoriented concepts, but add the special considerations appropriate to the study of life. The Ecosystems unit attempts a synthesis of the children's investigations in physical and life sciences. Each of the six units roughly corresponds to the sequence of first to sixth grade. Format The SCIS materials reach the classroom in the form of kits, which have been designed to simplify and make convenient the use, storage, and reuse of the required equipment and supplies.

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