Introduction to Physical Science/Editing Guide

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Introduction To Physical Science Bible[edit]

Authors[edit]

Welcome to the IPS project. Before you start writing it would be a good idea to read this guide and get aquainted with the point and audience for this book. This guide is written as a general reference and is, of course, not scripture but it is how the project should genneraly conducted. If you disagree with anything is this guide, I request that you ask the other contributors in the discussion page before changing it to make sure that there is an agreement. Again, welcome to the project and I hope we can all strive to make this a productive experience. --Basejumper123

Purpose[edit]

  • To serve as a one year course in IPS (introductory physical sicence)
  • To effectively educate through
    • Critical Thinking
    • Answering Questions
    • Hands-On Work
    • Gradual Assesment
  • To serve as a complete teacher resource including
    • Homework
    • Worksheets
    • Questions and Problems
    • Assesments
  • And to fully integrate these resources into the course.

Following the Purpose[edit]

  1. Remember to ask before you tell
  2. Keep students fully involved by forcing them to read in order to answer the chapter questions.
  3. Order the text so that it logically explains the details of the subject

Audience[edit]

  • This book is targeted at
    • 7th-9th graders who have already finished earth and life science
    • Generally people ages 13-15
    • People who generally need a highly structured learning environment
    • The following help
      • Concice Points
      • Logical Procedure
      • Frequent References to previous learning
      • Frequent glossaries, word banks, examples
      • Resources to gain information on the information (expantion)
      • Diagrams
      • Real-Life Examples

Formats[edit]

There are certain formats that should be followed in order to keep this book organized and logical. Keeping sections known will allow the readers of this book (7th-9th graders) to keep on point and will allow the teachers of this course to assign tasks by simply mentioning a section.

Module Formatting[edit]

  1. Prose (text regarding the topic)
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Questions
    • Covering the Reading (questions that check reading comprehension)
    • Critical thinking (questions that ask the reader to built answers off what he has learned)
    • Exploration (questions that ask the reader to take their learning further (like a small project)

Discussion Formatting[edit]

  1. References
  2. Photo References
  3. Tasks
  4. Discussion