The textbook Investigating the Earth and its companion two-volume Teacher's Guide were conceived, written, and tested by a group of scientists and educators brought together for that specific purpose. A primary objective was to produce an earth science course that could replace the increasingly unsatisfactory and outdated general science program. The three main themes outlined for the program were behavioral, conceptual, and historical. Its major objective was to offer the ninth-grade students an interdisciplinary earth science course that would provide a view of our dynamic planet through the use of scientific concepts, such as space, time, energy, motion, and matter, presented through an investigative approach (Roy 1964). One gains an appreciation of the magnitude of the task from the fact that among the authors were geochemists, geophysicists, geologists, meteorologists, oceanographers, astronomers, geographers, and science educators, each an expert in his own field.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1971 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Qutub, Musa Y. and Hussey, Keith M.
"The Objectives of the Earth Science Curriculum Project: An Evaluation of Their Achievement,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol8/iss3/3