Ch 25: GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Science

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of strategies for teaching science in preparation for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Our video lessons and quizzes review many techniques that you should know in order to answer these types of exam questions.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer a review of techniques and strategies for science instruction in the classroom to help you get ready for the GACE Early Childhood Education test. Our videos offer information on the following topics:

  • Science vocabulary
  • Project-based learning
  • Basic scientific tools
  • Scientific skill development for young children
  • Scientific observations that lead to questioning
  • The scientific method
  • Experimental design
  • Definition of the cause and effect relationship

Our instructors have created enjoyable lessons filled with examples that help clarify their points. You can study on a computer or mobile device, fitting in lessons as your schedule allows.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Science Chapter

Passing the GACE Early Childhood Education exam is one of Georgia's requirements for certification to teach pre-k through grade 5. The exam is segmented into two tests. Questions on the material covered in the Teaching Science chapter are in the science subarea, which accounts for 30% of test II's score.

All the questions on this part of the GACE Early Childhood Education exam are selected-response, asking you to choose the best answer from several options. Some questions stand alone, while others require you to read a short passage and answer several related questions. The quizzes that follow our lessons show you where you might require additional study before taking the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 25: GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching 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.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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