In 1957 the Russians put an artificial satellite into orbit. Since that time science education in the United States has been experiencing a steady change. This change has not only been in course name and content but also in new methods of science teaching. The role of the science teacher is most important in the teaching of the new science materials. The instructor must be able to guide and direct the activities of the students, not just spew forth information. Often in the past, the instructor has taught as he had been taught. Most courses now are developed along these facets: concept development, inquiry, and the interdisciplinary action of the sciences.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1969 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Moeller, Kenneth E.
"A Summary of a Survey of Science Taught in Hampton Elementary Schools,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol7/iss1/10