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Ch 15: Foundations for Science Instruction

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter can help you prepare to teach science to children by providing an overview of foundational science concepts. Self-assessment quizzes test your comprehension of the material.

Foundations for Science Instruction - Chapter Summary

These fast and engaging video lessons cover the basics of teaching science to children. You'll learn how to create a supportive learning environment for all children, including exceptional learners and English language learners. These lessons emphasize the steps in the scientific method and experimental design. You'll also find videos that will help you choose appropriate resources for teaching science to young children. Other videos in this chapter teach you about:

  • Creating an inquiry-based science environment
  • Developing a scientific hypothesis
  • Terms used in the scientific method
  • Science vocabulary
  • Developmentally appropriate science resources for children

Flexible learning options are yours if you utilize our videos. View them anywhere you have an Internet connection or on your mobile device. Each video takes about 5-6 minutes to watch so you'll acquire the info you need in just a short amount of time. In addition to the quizzes that accompany each lesson, you'll also find a chapter exam you can use at the end to make sure you understand the topics covered in this series of lessons.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Foundations for Science Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment

1. Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment

What is an inquiry-based science environment? Learn why it is valuable, how such an environment can be provided, and some of the challenges, especially for English language learners and students with exceptionalities, in this lesson.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

2. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

3. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

4. 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.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

5. 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.

Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children

6. Selecting Resources for Teaching Science to Young Children

Teaching children science is a fun yet challenging task that requires many different types of resources. Here we will describe how to select good resources and plan science lessons for young children. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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