EDCI 1440 - Physical Science in the Elementary School
This course is designed for students majoring in elementary education or early childhood education and is a companion course to CHEM 1090 Fundamentals of the Physical Universe. Students effectively use problem- solving techniques to solve a variety of physical situations. Students recognize a variety of uses of physics/chemistry/astronomy in everyday life, and develop an effective pedagogy for use in classrooms.
Instructional Method Lecture/Lab
Grade of C or better in ENGL 1010 English I and EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education
CHEM 1090 Fundamentals of the Physical Universe
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDCI 1440: Physical Science in the Elementary School Seminar, the student will:
- develop a notebook of ideas for hands-on classroom activities and lists of appropriate children’s books, source books, and materials
- create a starter collection of rocks and minerals for their classroom
- demonstrate an understanding of active, hands-on science teaching by presenting example activities, plus appropriate fillers and puzzlements
- demonstrate satisfactory scores on tests and assignments
Upon completion of EDCI 1440 Physical Science in the Elementary School Seminar, students will:
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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