Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

EDE 681 Science Experiment Design For The Elementary School

3 lecture hours, 1 conference hour; 4 credits. This course will prepare elementary school teachers to develop inquiry based science experiments and demonstrations that can enhance students' learning of the standards based science curriculum, meet needs of kids with different learning styles, and create additional motivation for learning science. The course will address the issues of integration of instructional technology into the science curriculum while utilizing a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, such as the Internet, computer games, software packages, data collection devices and handhelds. Strong emphasis will be placed on development of conceptual understanding of key science ideas, use of performance-based assessment of learning, differentiated instruction, and collaborative teaming. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Sequence I of the Graduate Elementary Education Program.