develop scientific attitudes and values acquire skill in employing the scientific method gain functional knowledge and information arouse and sustain interest in future science-based pursuits develop desirable social attitudes
Preparing Instructional Objectives Learning objectives must be statedusing behavioral action words such asthe following: describe, compute, identify, illustrate,prove, analyze, distinguish, estimate,interpret, plot a graph, justify, predict,integrate, generalize, synthesize,construct, specify, relate, infer
On Knowledge Students should be able to gainknowledge that they can apply in:a) explaining the occurrence of events intheir surroundings, b) answering questionsthat they are confronted with, and inc) satisfying the curiosities of children.
On Skill in Employing the Science Processes They must be able to classify, identify,predict and interpret things as theyinvestigate and search for information.Proficiency in employing the scienceprocesses enable them to collect accuratedata which can serve as evidence beforedrawing a conclusion.
On values and attitudes Some values worth developing areopen-mindedness, creativity andobjectivity. Attitudes of caring, helpfulnessand tolerance are likewise inculcated asthey work together in science classes.
In the end, science instruction mustbe able to arouse and sustain a variety ofinterest that may lead to: a) healthful andenjoyable hobbies, b) pursuit of science-based daily activities, and c) future plan topursue science professions.