Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Until very recently little effort or thought had been given to the teaching of science in the elementary grades. Little had been done to standardize the content of science in the curriculum or to insure continuity and gradual increase of complexity in the amounts and kinds of science being taught.

It was the purpose of this study (1) to formulate objectives for teaching science to meet the needs, interests and abilities of fifth grade pupils; (2) to ascertain what content and materials should be selected for these pupils; (3) to organize the content and materials to be most meaningful; and (4) to set up standards for evaluating the results.

The study of this problem is limited to the science curriculum of fifth grade pupils in the areas of living things, non-living substances, composition of substances, beyond the earth, forms of energy and change. The study recognizes that gaining mastery of a discipline is important, but reaching the greatest adjustment possible is most important. The data collected for this study will consist of an organized broad generalization. A minute detailed organization would be impractical since grade placement of science is considered to be a perplexing problem to teachers.

Committee Chair/Advisor

K. S. Gibson


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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