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Course Number:
CEU 3749
Course Title:
Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
Credit Hours:
2.5
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for the middle grades. This course will equip you with engaging experiments, practical worksheets, winning lesson plans, and direct instruction methods you can use immediately in your own classroom.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use the scientific method to design great experiments and become an expert at identifying control and experimental groups, and control, independent, and dependent variables.
  • Use direct instruction to lay a strong foundation for higher-level thinking skills.
  • Use outlines, charts, and concept maps to support students' learning and organization.
  • Teach students to read and interpret several different types of graphs.