Date of Award

Summer 7-1-1966

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

John Stanley Shrader

Second Advisor

Marshall Willis Mayberry

Third Advisor

Alan Ray Bergstrom


This study is an analysis of six science programs for the primary grades by examination of the guides. The guides have been studied; first, for rationale--the reason given for the guide; second, for the content--what is being taught and at what grade level; and third, for the processes used in teaching. The guides are: 1. Madison Public Schools, Guide to Teaching Science, 1960. 2. Richland Public Schools, Teaching Science in the Elementary, 1966. 3. Pomona Unified School, Primary Science Guide, 1962. 4. Seattle Public Schools, Science Source Book, Book I, II, and III, 1962-64. 5. American Association for Advancement of Science, 1963. 6. Science Curriculum Improvement Study, 1966. The American Association for Advancement of Science.