I reviewed the following 5th grade CSCOPE Science lesson about Physical Properties. While I have made comments on the lesson in red, my comment to you is HELP!!!
CSCOPE lessons will be in our Texas Schools this year (2013-2014). Some teachers will promote the CSCOPE lessons. I want you to evaluate some of the CSCOPE lessons for yourself. Then, determine if they contain material that you want taught to your children. Science is factual. Or let me say that there are phenomenon that one can depend on–jump off of a tall building and you will experience gravity.
I find the CSCOPE science lessons upsetting because I know some children will be learning the incorrect information presented in the lessons. It will be up to parents to make sure that their children are being taught correct information.
I strongly suggest that teachers using any part of this lessons check and double check its safety and correctness. There are so many errors. I may not have identified all the errors. Also, I suggest that teachers divide the material into many separate lessons.