Georgia Performance Standards


Georgia Performance Standards

Microbiology Curriculum
The Georgia Performance Standards are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for proficiency in science. The Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy is used as the core of the curriculum to determine appropriate content and process skills for students. The GPS is also aligned to the National Research Council’s National Science Education StandardsTechnology is infused into the curriculum. The relationship between science, our environment, and our everyday world is crucial to each student’s success and should be emphasized.

The performance standards should drive instruction. Hands on, student centered, and inquiry based approaches should be the emphasis of instruction. This curriculum is intended as a required curriculum that would show proficiency in science, and instruction should extend beyond the curriculum to meet the student needs.

The hands-on nature of the science curriculum standards increases the need for teachers to use appropriate precautions in the laboratory and field. The guidelines for the safe use, storage, and disposal of chemicals must be observed. Safety of the student should always be foremost in science instruction.

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