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Over-Arching Concepts in K12 Science Education: Connecting the Dots
FIE 2003 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, 2003
  • Joseph Kelly, Eagle High School
  • John Gardner, Boise State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Abstract
This is a report of a work in progress at the Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho and funded by the Micron Foundation. Several science teachers have identified four over-arching concepts that allow students to see the interconnectedness between the various fields of science. These concepts are: Matter, Energy, Force and Change. This approach is currently being applied to Earth Science (grade 9), Chemistry (10) and General Physics (11). Preliminary data from the first year of this program is very encouraging and this exciting idea is being taken up in the Engineering and Education colleges at Boise State University.
Citation Information
Kelly, Joseph and Gardner, John. (2003). "Over-Arching Concepts in K12 Science Education: Connecting the Dots". FIE 2003 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, 2, F2A - F25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2003.1264692