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Young students develop scientific literacy.

Have you been to YouTube yet to learn about the new approach Antioch's Jack London Elementary School (CA) teachers and administrators are taking to teach the next generation of young scientists? If not, it's time to check it out!

This innovative inquiry-based science curriculum, adapted from publisher Pearson Scott Foresman's History-Social Science program, is setting precedent for teachers throughout the U.S. According to Pearson Education, "The curriculum integrates effective teaching methods, helps students understand broad scientific concepts instead of memorizing facts and builds strategies that teach students how to solve scientific problems." Students participating in this program learn through online digital content; hands-on exploration and experimentation; and textbooks, interactive workbooks and science journal writing.

Dr. Michael Klentschy, consulting author of the program and current Superintendent of the El Centro School District (CA), says that the program is effective because it is grounded in scientific inquiry and uses that process as a way to develop other skills, including reading.

Go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z96whXyetow to check out the video.

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Title Annotation:Grades K-5
Publication:Curriculum Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2007
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