Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

EDE 691 Part I: Science Experiment Design for the Elementary Schools

2 hours; 2 credits. This course will be graded Pass/Fail. Part I of a course to 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 children 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 the development of conceptual understanding of key science ideas, use of performance-based assessment of learning, differentiated instruction, and collaborative teaming. Prerequisite: Permission of the School of Education.