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Teaching Science with K-12 curriculum in the Philippines
Good Day Teachers!
I would like to asks your opinion about the spiral progression approach used in teaching science in the Philippines. In spiral progression approach, every grade level are learning parts of physics, chemistry, biology and earth science. For example, for the 1st quarter our lessons are about physics, then dor the 2nd quarter biology, 3rd quarter chemistry, fourth quarter earth science. Do you think its effective? Have you experience teaching Science using this method?
Yours answers are appreciated. Thank you and God bless you.
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Catherine, I teach in a PreK-5th grade school. Our science scope and sequence follows that progression somewhat. The main reason being that it is easier for supervisors to monitor. In middle school, the grade levels focus on one branch of science the entire year. (That may change soon.)
I prefer to focus on science strands based on trade books. For instance, in K-2, if students are reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff, they could address life science and physical science in the same lesson; design a better way to get across the water, or plant grasses that will muffle the sound. However, I know we still need to be aware of testing and ensure that we have covered certain strands by a set point in time.
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