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Ch 20: Strategies for Science Instruction

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Use this chapter to study up on helpful and effective strategies for teaching science lessons. As you work your way through the chapter, track your progress on your Dashboard.

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.

13 Lessons in Chapter 20: Strategies for Science Instruction
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Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons

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.

Project Based Learning for Science

2. Project Based Learning for Science

Project-based learning implements problem solving and answering research questions through collecting, analyzing, and presenting scientific information. Identify examples of project-based learning in school conservation efforts, class projects, and science fairs.

STEM Classroom Setup Ideas for Teachers

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.

What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples

4. What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples

Experiential learning is the process of learning through first-hand experience and reflecting on the conducted activities or projects. Learn about the definition and theories of experiential learning, find out the general criteria for experiential-learning assignments, and explore some examples of experiential-learning projects.

Developing Science Reading Skills

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.

Activities for Integrating Math & Science in the Classroom

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.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

7. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

There are different instructional strategies for teachers to keep their students' attention. Explore the four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom, including expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction, and collaborative instruction.

What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition

8. What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition

Collaborative learning is a teaching technique in which students group together to enhance their learning. Learn the definition and theory of collaborative learning, explore the ways to use this method, and discover the benefits of using collaborative learning.

Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

9. Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

Differentiation includes modification and adaption of curriculum to the specific needs of a classroom, often involving collaboration and small group instruction. Explore techniques that can improve collaboration and instruction amidst varying classroom environments.

Engaging Students in Learning

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.

What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

11. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

Formative assessment helps teachers track student progress and plan effective instruction. Explore strategies, benefits, and examples of formative assessment before, during, and after a lesson.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

12. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Summative assessments are used to test learning and can cause more stress than other types of assessments. Find out what summative assessments are and their purpose, examples and types of these assessments, their stakes, and how formative assessments differ.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

13. Using Data to Inform Instruction

Data is used to inform instruction in order to create lessons, groupings, and review sessions that are most beneficial to the students. Learn about using data to inform instruction, the definition of data, the components, re-teaching, mini lessons, small groups, and interventions.

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