The secondary schools have in recent years increased their science course load which has brought with it many problems.
Probably the greatest problem facing the secondary science people is a lack of competently trained teachers and a lack lack of quality teaching aids. This paper is an attempt to give a series of suggestions that are of aid to the teacher who is confronted with a unit on astronomy without an adequate background in this field, and also to help both the teacher and pupil develop a great interest and respect for the universe.
One need not look very far until many example of the increased stress on science in secondary school are plainly seen (11:60).
The tendency of the secondary schools to provide some three semesters of general science in junior high schools and the trend toward including the earth sciences in the high school curricula of many school districts indicate a genuine need for materials to supplement the instruction in these subjects. In the last five years administrators, teachers and school boards have re-evaluated the science curriculum of the public schools (6:737, 14:15-17).