Elementary teachers seem to be ill at ease in the classroom when teaching science. Most elementary teachers tell me that they feel insecure when dealing with the laboratory aspects because they have had little training in the subject area. Most problems seem to center around activities which take time to prepare and equipment which most elementary classrooms lack or need to borrow from the Science Department. Most equipment and supplies are too expensive for any elementary curriculum to have on hand for use once or twice a year. Many elementary teachers teach strictly from the book and do not get involved with activities.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1979 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Elementary Science Teaching with Little or No Equipment,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 16
, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol16/iss2/21