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Strategies for Science Instruction - Chapter Summary
With the lessons in this chapter, review techniques for developing engaging science curricula. Study classroom setup strategies, ways to integrate math and science, assessment resources and more. You'll explore:
- Techniques for teaching science lessons
- Using projects as a teaching tool
- Ideas for a STEM classroom setup
- Experiential learning
- helping students develop science reading skills
- Activities for integrating math and science
- Hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instructional strategies
- Collaborative learning and small group instruction
- Keeping students engaged in learning
- Formative and summative assessments
- Using assessment data to inform instructional strategies
We strive to keep the learning experience inviting and efficient with our appealing video and text lessons. As you complete each one, take a self-assessment quiz to evaluate your knowledge of the topics. After viewing all the lessons, take the cumulative chapter exam to gauge how well you've retained the information.
1. Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons
Having the skills to read science texts is vital to students' success. How can teachers plan instruction so all students learn scientific concepts? This lesson will teach instructional strategies for all learners.
2. 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.
3. STEM Classroom Setup Ideas for Teachers
STEM education is extremely important today, and teachers in the STEM fields play an important role in preparing students for the future. This lesson looks at some of the crucial aspects of setting up a classroom for STEM learning.
4. What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples
Find out what experiential learning is and how to apply it in your classroom. Learn about experiential learning theories. View the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
5. Developing Science Reading Skills
Strategies to improve reading skills must be incorporated into the science classroom. This lesson will examine the role of student ability, vocabulary comprehension, and the presentation of material.
6. Activities for Integrating Math & Science in the Classroom
This lesson explores the current trend of integrating math and science instruction into the classroom. We'll also look at various examples of activities you can use to engage K-12 students in learning science and math.
7. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
8. What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition
Find out about collaborative learning, how it helps the individual student, and the theories behind it. After completing the lesson, take a short quiz to test your knowledge.
9. Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction
Meeting with small groups is one way to make sure all students learn. This lesson defines collaboration and small group instruction and shows how to use these techniques in the classroom.
10. Engaging Students in Learning
Students learn better and are happier when they are engaged with their learning. Teachers, too, enjoy their work more when students are engaged. This lesson offers you some ideas about how best to engage students in the learning process.
11. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples
Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.
12. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types
Think of state exams, midterms, finals, graded papers, and standardized tests such as the SAT. They all have one thing in common - they are summative assessments! Find out more in this lesson.
13. Using Data to Inform Instruction
This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
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