General science is, as the name suggests, a study of the practical applications of the physical and natural sciences. To be a good teacher of the subject one should have a working understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, biology, physiography, astronomy and climatology. General science, when taught as such in the grades or junior high school, should aid boys and girls to interpret, in an intelligent and meaningful way, the application of these principles to everyday life.
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Cable, E. J.
"General Science: Astronomy,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 3:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol3/iss1/8