NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Apr 03, 2020  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDCI 1450 - Earth Science in the Elementary School

This course is designed for students majoring in elementary education and is a companion course to GEOL 1070 The Earth: Its Physical Environment.  The course covers the application of teaching basic earth science concepts to elementary education students.  Topics in meteorology, astronomy, geography, and geology are covered.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Grade of C or better in ENGL 1010 English I and EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education

GEOL 1070 – The Earth: Its Physical Environment

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDCI 1450 Earth Science in the Elementary School, the student will:

  1. develop a notebook of ideas for hands-on classroom activities and lists of appropriate children’s books, source books, and materials
  2. demonstrate their understanding of active, hands-on science teaching by presenting example activities, plus appropriate fillers and puzzlements
  3. demonstrate satisfactory scores on tests and assignments

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of EDCI 1450 Earth Science in the Elementary School the student will:

Elementary Education

PO#2 Construct learning experiences based on current best practices, developmental theories, and state and national standards.

PO#3 Use effective, appropriate, and varied instructional methods to communicate with diverse audiences.

PO#4 Evaluate instructional methods that connect learning with the students’ diverse experiences and needs.

PO#5 Implement self-reflection strategies to enhance professional and personal growth.

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