From: Louise Donahue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Topics for discussion
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 16:57:40 +0100
I am interested in all three topics that you listed. As a home school mother who has a bachelor's in music/English, and Masters in Ed (Music), I am new to teaching science. Since that is one of my son's favorite subjects, and I can't find a tutor for him, I would like to get ideas for teaching science. (Grade 5/6, "higher level thinking") What do the experts do? Technical writings? How much graph work? How much in the line of "experiments"? Does this age group generally have access to a high powered microscope? telescope? ideas for astonomy, palentology, aerodynamics? I could use a lot of ideas. (We do Science by Mail with a small science club, JASON--when they get their curriculum ready for this year, a 5th grade Silver-Burdett text, plus a lot of supplements. Have done AMES 1st project in grade 5-and-up book (last year). He's not real crazy about the record keeping or writing. Of course, I know that's important. How much do you folks recommend in that department? He does very well with whatever the task is. L. Donahue Stephanie Wong wrote: > > Let's start the actual discussing in this list. What would you like to talk > about? > > Topics for Discussion > ---------------------- > -curriculum > -Quest projects > -teaching techniques > -etc., etc., etc.