EDC 579: Elementary School Science II

Synonym:

78174 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Sobel

Credits:

1

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Restricted to students who took EDC 572 (Elementary School Science: Part I) in summer 2011 semester.

Science teaching ideas need application in the real world of the classroom to really flourish, take hold and solidify. Building on our experiences with elementary school science during the summer course, students will implement two science curriculum projects in their internship in the fall – a natural science unit and a physical science unit. Students will choose one of these units to document comprehensively over the course of the semester. The documented unit will demonstrate competence in inquiry-based elementary science and should prove to be a useful component of the student portfolio. This course will be taught as an on-line course with assignments due on a monthly basis and will be most valuable for students who are engaged in internships or who have access to a group of children to do science curriculum work with during the semester. Online course.