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Elementary Science: Curriculum Concepts - Chapter Summary
Explore this chapter's short lessons to review a variety of elementary science curriculum concepts. The chapter outlines traditional teaching strategies that are geared toward scientific subjects, as well as methods for incorporating differentiated instruction and science learning experiences in the classroom. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate several science-specific differentiated instruction strategies
- Utilize instructional strategies for elementary-level science
- Assess the relationships and connections between the life, physical and Earth/space sciences
- Integrate learning experience into science curricula
Following each lesson is a short quiz, and the chapter concludes with a comprehensive exam. Be sure to take these assessments to master the information you study. Our subject-matter experts are available to answer any questions you may have, and for your convenience, we've made these resources accessible online around-the-clock.
1. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Science
In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for differentiating their instruction in science class in order to meet the needs of all learners. Once you have read the lesson, check out the quiz questions to enhance your learning.
2. Teaching Strategies for Elementary Science
In this lesson, we discuss various strategies for teaching science in elementary school, including the concept of cooperative learning and the importance of the STEM program.
3. Physical, Life, Earth & Space Sciences: Relationship, Connections & Applications
Science can help us solve large problems and answer many questions when used properly. Branches of physical, life, space, and Earth sciences can all be used together to estimate the approximate age and complex history of the Earth.
4. Integrating Science Learning Experiences Into a Curriculum
In this lesson, we will learn some ways that teachers can expose students to science concepts through cross-curricular instruction. Specifically, we will explore ideas for integrating science with English Language Arts, Math, and Art.
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