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Strategies & Resources for Teaching Science to Young Learners - Chapter Summary
If you need to get reacquainted with strategies and resources for teaching science to young learners, you've reached the right place! This entertaining chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons you can study at your convenience to better understand project-based learning for science, teaching strategies for elementary science and more. After finishing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Share best practices for selecting resources for teaching science to young children
- Provide descriptions of developmentally appropriate practices for elementary science
- Exhibit knowledge of scientific skill development in early childhood
- Discuss strategies for providing an inquiry-based science environment
- Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research
- Explain how scientific investigations can lead to scientific questioning
- Describe differences between experiments and observational studies
In addition to the lessons in this chapter, which are available to view 24 hours a day using any computer or mobile device, you'll find short quizzes you can take to assess your knowledge of key lesson concepts. We also offer a practice exam, designed to test your knowledge of this entire chapter. As you navigate the lessons, feel free to submit any questions that arise about specific topics to our subject-matter experts. Utilizing these resources can ensure you are prepared to answer related questions on the day of your test.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Elementary Science
Looking to become an elementary teacher in Florida? Check out this lesson on developmentally appropriate practices for teaching science as you prepare for your teacher certification.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research
In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
8. 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.
9. Experiments vs Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples
There are different ways to collect data for research. In this lesson, you will learn about collecting data through observational studies and experiments and the differences between each.
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- Force & Newton's Laws of Motion
- Energy, Electricity, Sound & Light
- Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things
- Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution
- Ecosystems, Competition & Adaptations
- Earth's Natural Materials & Processes
- Hydrosphere & Atmosphere
- The Universe, Solar System & the Earth-Sun Relationship
- The History & Societal Contexts of Science
- Nature of Science & Unifying Themes
- Methods of Scientific Inquiry
- Managing Scientific Data
- Science Education Safety
- Alignment of Texas Science Instruction for Young Learners
- Teaching Strategies for Science
- The Science Learning & Teaching Environment
- Understanding & Implementing Student Assessment
- Leadership, Communication & Collaboration in Science Education
- Mentoring & Professional Development for Texas Science Teachers
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