- Review the skills needed to learn science
- Learn a variety of teaching methods that can help ensure student understanding
- Learn techniques for assessment in the science classroom
Lesson 1: What is science?
Lesson 1 will help you better understand what science is. You will examine the nature of scientific ideas as well as student perceptions about science.
Lesson 2: Skills students need to learn science
Lesson 2 will focus on skills students need to succeed in the science classroom. You will explore topics like questioning, observation inquiry and more.
Lesson 3: Using stories and role-play
In lesson 3 you will begin to look at creative and innovative ways you can teach science in your classroom. This particular lesson will focus on the use of stories and role-play to deliver science content.
Lesson 4: Using games and computers
Lesson 4 moves to examples of how you can use games and computers in your science classroom. You will learn ways you can use each of these to enrich and support your instruction.
Lesson 5: Outdoor science
Lesson 5 moves your science classroom outside. You will look at how to prepare outdoor space for students and how to engage kids in this different setting.
Lesson 6: Assessment in the science classroom
Lesson 6 focuses on assessment in the science classroom. You will focus on several types of assessment and case studies to demonstrate their use.
All necessary materials are included.