Eye on the
Lessons for the Elementary Classroom
has focused its efforts on the collaborative development and on-line
publication of integrated science/literacy teaching materials. This
site contains engaging inquiry-based and hands-on science activities
developed and tested by UC Berkeley educators and scientists at
the Center for Science Education
@ SSL in partnership with classroom teachers.
School students and teacher at the Chabot Space and Science
Center on Sun-Earth Day.
This suite of lessons is aligned with National Education Standards
for the primary grades. The lessons are integrated and, when taught
together, allow young students to maximize their understanding of
the Sun-Earth system and simultaneously hone their nonfiction reading
and writing skills.
School students and teacher with their classroom illustration
of the Sun, Earth and Moon.
The Eye on the Sky lessons have been evaluated by Rockman
Et. Al., an independent research and consulting firm specializing
in educational assessment. Our
program successes include:
scores in measures of literacy skills
vocabulary scores increased fourfold
knowledge of the Sun-Earth system more than doubled
understanding of scientific components nearly doubled
attitudes toward science and technology increased
teaching and learning in the elementary classroom
the following partner schools have taught and tested Eye on the
Sky materials with their students:
Point Richmond, California