FTCE Science Instruction Flashcards

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Thinking skills such as memory, attention, and reasoning.
cognition
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Science students must understand certain scientific principles in order to talk about the material, also known as having an _____.
academic discourse
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The ability of a student to understand the parts of a word such as the suffix and prefix.
morphological awareness
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The ability of a student to memorize and access a specific word.
orthographic processing
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The ability of a student to pronounce and understand keywords.
decoding
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The speed and accuracy with which students can read material.
print processing
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The four main elements of experiential learning:
Concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation
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A method of learning that teaches students through experience with hands-on activities such as field trips and internships.
experiential learning
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One aspect of a classroom that engages students by ensuring they can learn and move in flexible and practical ways.
utilitarian
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One aspect of a classroom that engages students through a safe, appealing, and visually stimulating classroom.
aesthetic
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A science fair project is an example of this type of learning.
project-based learning
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Instructional method in which students work for an extended period to explore real-world problems and challenges to acquire a deeper knowledge of the material.
project-based learning
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Breaking down a large body of knowledge into more manageable pieces to teach.
scaffolding
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The amount of background knowledge a student has when learning a new concept.
schema
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The experiences and concepts with which a student comes to a classroom.
background knowledge
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The end result of an activity in a classroom.
product
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Teaching the same concept to a room of different level students by providing differing levels of guidance and support is accomplished using this method of instruction.
tiered activities
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How things are taught by an instructor.
process
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The body of information a teacher instructs.
content
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The way a teacher tailors instruction to an individual student's needs.
differentiated instruction
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Teaching science to younger students utilizes a variety of methods of teaching. Hands-on instruction, digital experiements, and STEM-inspired classrooms are all effective methods of reaching students and inspiring a love of science and investigation of the world around them. Use this flashcard set to study for the FTCE Elementary Education K-6 exam or to aid in teaching science in your classroom.

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The way a teacher tailors instruction to an individual student's needs.
differentiated instruction
The body of information a teacher instructs.
content
How things are taught by an instructor.
process
Teaching the same concept to a room of different level students by providing differing levels of guidance and support is accomplished using this method of instruction.
tiered activities
The end result of an activity in a classroom.
product
The experiences and concepts with which a student comes to a classroom.
background knowledge
The amount of background knowledge a student has when learning a new concept.
schema
Breaking down a large body of knowledge into more manageable pieces to teach.
scaffolding
Instructional method in which students work for an extended period to explore real-world problems and challenges to acquire a deeper knowledge of the material.
project-based learning
A science fair project is an example of this type of learning.
project-based learning
One aspect of a classroom that engages students through a safe, appealing, and visually stimulating classroom.
aesthetic
One aspect of a classroom that engages students by ensuring they can learn and move in flexible and practical ways.
utilitarian
A method of learning that teaches students through experience with hands-on activities such as field trips and internships.
experiential learning
The four main elements of experiential learning:
Concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation
The speed and accuracy with which students can read material.
print processing
The ability of a student to pronounce and understand keywords.
decoding
The ability of a student to memorize and access a specific word.
orthographic processing
The ability of a student to understand the parts of a word such as the suffix and prefix.
morphological awareness
Science students must understand certain scientific principles in order to talk about the material, also known as having an _____.
academic discourse
Thinking skills such as memory, attention, and reasoning.
cognition
A student's ability to actively control the learning process.
metacognition
The words in the acronym: S.T.E.M.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Information collected by scientists.
data
The use of one's senses to examine the world.
observation
A type of instruction in which an expert shares their knowledge with students.
expository instruction
The use of two-way, interactive communication between students and teacher to enhance learning.
interactive instruction
Using assignments and engaging activities to instruct students.
hands-on instruction
Types of activities that are similar to those activities students will experience outside of the classroom.
authentic activities
An instructional strategy that uses two or more instructors to engage and teach students together.
collaborative instruction
A teaching technique in which students help one another learn through peer instruction, group projects, or tutoring.
peer learning
Collaborative learning focuses on engaging students with this kind of participation:
active
Students reading together with a teacher while working on concepts such as fluency, decoding, and writing.
guided reading
Flexible classrooms, ongoing assessments, flexible grouping, a wide range of activities, and teachers collaborating with students are all general principles of _____.
differentiation
Ongoing assessments that help teachers judge a student's learning process and modify activities to improve student progress.
formative assessments
Tests given specifically to determine what a student knows about the subject material.
assessment of learning
An activity in which corners of the classroom are labeled with levels of agreement and students are asked questions about the previous day's assignment.
4-corner assessment
Tests, exams, and graded papers that are used to determine a student's level of understanding.
summative assessments
Assessments that highly influence grades or placement are known to be _____ stakes.
high
Assessments that are not graded or have low grade points are known as _____ stakes.
low
Evidence gained from projects, testing, exams, and assessments to gain information on how much a student knows.
formal data
Activities that engage multiple _____ are best for children who tend to be kinetic and tactile learners.
senses
An approach to learning that helps students answer questions by posing leading questions to stimulate their problem solving ability.
inquiry-based
Teaching tools that engage students physically.
manipulatives
A term describing the use of manipulatives in education to help students learn through experience.
constructivist
Tangrams, interlocking cubes, pattern blocks, and coins are examples of manipulatives for this numbers-based subject:
math
Topographic maps, plotting latitude and longitude, and coloring maps are examples of manipulatives for this subject:
geography
A representation of a person, place, or thing that is smaller than the original, which is used in several subject areas for instruction.
model
An object of cultural or historical significance that was made by a person.
artifact
Videos, newspapers, audio, and animations used when teaching subject material.
media
A type of media that includes newspapers and magazines.
print
A type of media that includes podcasts and books on tape.
audio
A type of media that includes television, movies, and animations.
visual
A type of scientific test that measures the difference in means between groups.
ANOVA or analysis of varience
A scientific test that compares the experimental results with expected results.
chi-square analysis
One of the most important aspects of setting up an experiment is to choose the correct _____ to use.
tools or equipment
Washing hands, not touching your face, and wearing comfortable, but not baggy, clothing to increase lab safety.
personal body protection
Students who are familiar with technology and how to use it effectively.
digital natives
Online libraries and word processing programs are examples of this type of technology: one that is familiar to most students.
conventional technology
A place to find digital books and other forms of visual media that is not a conventional brick-and-mortar building.
virtual library
A program that searches for keywords and finds appropriate web sites.
search engine
A place where experiments can be conducted online.
virtual lab
Sometimes conducted in virtual labs, these allow for control over different variables of more complex problems:
simulations
Binders available online to help students organize information.
digital notebooks
Students, using technology, who are in charge of crediting their sources and practicing good digital etiquette.
digital citizens
A weight suspended from a pivot and allowed to swing freely.
pendulum
An optical instrument used for magnifying very small objects.
microscope
A device that uses electromagnetic fields to speed up subatomic fragments.
particle accelerator

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