Ch 13: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Foundations of Science

About This Chapter

The foundations of science provide an exciting introduction to the subject for young students. This chapter of the CEOE Early Childhood Education course gives an overview of key scientific concepts to review for the exam.

CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Foundations of Science - Chapter Summary

The basics of science present a number of opportunities to teach younger students about the foundational concepts behind biology, chemistry and physics. This collection of video lessons in the CEOE Early Childhood Education course shows a broad summary of many concepts that will appear on the CEOE exam. On top of the nature of science, the topics you see in this course will include the following:

  • Project-based science learning
  • Scientific tools and their uses for children
  • Early science development
  • Observations and questioning
  • Experimental design
  • Cause and effect
  • Types of weather and climates
  • Examples of physical properties of matter
  • Earth materials and parts of plants
  • Stages of life cycles
  • Reducing solid waste
  • Renewable vs. non-renewable resources

These video lessons are all designed to be watched on your mobile device as well as a computer. This way, you can take the entire Study.com course on the go while you are busy with other activities. Once you are finished, you can take the self-assessment quizzes provided in the course content to test your knowledge and see what kinds of questions will make an appearance on the CEOE exam.

CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Foundations of Science Chapter Objectives

The Certification Examination for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Early Childhood education test is the standardized test that all prospective early childhood teachers in the state of Oklahoma will take to receive their certification. Questions on the foundations of science can be found in the Learning Across the Curriculum subarea, which compromises about 38 percent of the exam. The exam includes 80 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response assignment.

18 Lessons in Chapter 13: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Foundations of Science
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The Nature of Science

1. The Nature of Science

This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

2. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

Project Based Learning for Science

3. Project Based Learning for Science

Project-based learning can be a useful tool for teaching science. This lesson will provide some examples and strategies for incorporating this method of teaching into your science classroom.

Simple Scientific Tools & Uses for Kids

4. Simple Scientific Tools & Uses for Kids

Discover the many scientific tools that kids can use to investigate the world around them and exercise their curiosity. Learn about a few examples of how to use these tools. See how much you can remember with a quiz.

Scientific Skill Development in Early Childhood

5. Scientific Skill Development in Early Childhood

In this lesson, we will find out more about how teachers can build on the inherent curiosity of young children to create meaningful scientific instruction.

How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

6. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

7. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

Cause and Effect Relationship: Definition & Examples

8. Cause and Effect Relationship: Definition & Examples

This lesson explores the relationship between cause and effect and teaches you about the criteria for establishing a causal relationship, the difference between correlation and causation, and more.

Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

9. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Weather: Definition & Types

10. Weather: Definition & Types

Talk about weather is everywhere: on the news, in the papers, and in almost every conversation. What causes it all, though? In this lesson, we will define weather, take a look at the different types, and learn what causes weather changes to take place.

Physical Property of Matter: Definition & Examples

11. Physical Property of Matter: Definition & Examples

Every time you look at an object, you observe its properties. In this lesson, you will learn about the physical properties of matter so you can identify them in the future.

What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

12. What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

Motion is the act of moving and plays a huge role in the study of physics. This lesson walks through important terms and the laws of motion that guide the study of motion.

How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life

13. How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life

The earth can be a very complex system with many different interacting parts. But, at its base, it is made up of four main materials that make life on Earth possible for both plants and animals.

What are the Parts of a Plant?

14. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

Plant Activities for Kindergarten

15. Plant Activities for Kindergarten

This lesson will highlight fun activities that will get kindergarten students excited to learn as they watch a seed become a full grown plant. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.

What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

16. What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of 'life cycle' and find out about the three basic stages of a life cycle. You'll also explore examples of different life cycles.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

17. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

18. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

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