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Natural Sciences in School Curricula

by David Snedden - 1927

IN the construction of curricula, the general problems of using the natural sciences are: 1. What useful functions to societies or to the members composing them can be served by natural science studies in schools from kindergarten through high school? 2. What useful functions can be served at the several curricula levels by the natural science studies considered as differentiated bodies of tested knowledge and probable hypothesis in such fields as astronomy, geology, electricity, optics, mechanics, chemistry, mineralogy, crystallography, hydrostatics, vulcanology, radio-physics, soil chemistry, physiography, natural geography, biology, bacteriology, botany, zoology, ornithology, dendrology, entomology, ecology, human physiology, genetics, bionomics, and many others?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 8, 1927, p. 802-813
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5860, Date Accessed: 5/28/2020 1:47:40 AM

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