EDC 536: Science Curriculum

Synonym:

69101 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Stephen Bloomquist

Credits:

1

Seats:

32

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 7/12 - 7/26 (2:00PM-3:55PM)
Tuesdays 7/13 - 7/27 (4:00PM-5:55PM)
Wednesdays 7/14 - 7/28 (4:00PM-5:55PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Section A: Required of and restricted to finishing Year Round Waldorf students.
Section B: Required of and restricted to finishing Summer Sequence Waldorf students (van Riel advisees).

This course will introduce the philosophy, methodology and content of the physical science curriculum in the upper elementary grades for Waldorf schools. We will look at the methodology and practical aspects of teaching. Specifically, we will look at sound, light, heat, magnetism, electricity, and mechanics through demonstrations and experiments. We will also introduce students to the basis of and content for teaching inorganic chemistry in the 7th grade and organic chemistry in the 8th grade.