Ch 74: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Science Instruction & Assessment

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Enhance your studies for TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam by exploring fun lessons from your computer or mobile devices. Boost your knowledge of science instruction and assessment, then gauge your comprehension with short lesson quizzes.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Science Instruction & Assessment - Chapter Summary

The expert instructors in this chapter make it simple for you to fully understand science instruction and assessment. Feel confident in your ability to address this subject area on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam by reviewing lessons in any sequence you desire. In no time, you will be prepared to:

  • List theories on how students gain scientific understanding, and identify factors that influence their scientific learning
  • Describe ways to design and manage learning environments focused on scientific investigation
  • Share how to design and conduct inquiry-based scientific investigations
  • Explain how you can promote logical reasoning and scientific problem solving in students
  • Identify ways to maximize the student's experience with assessments
  • Discuss how to use formal and informal assessments to test scientific inquiry

This chapter is designed to help you study for the exam on your terms. Review the lessons as often as needed until you feel you've absorbed the materials. Assess your understanding by taking the self-assessment quiz with each lesson and broader chapter exam. If you need additional information about any lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts. Utilizing these resources can get you closer to your goal of passing the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 74: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Science Instruction & Assessment
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Influences on How Students Understand Scientific Inquiry

1. Influences on How Students Understand Scientific Inquiry

In this lesson, we will explore the development of scientific thinking as we learn ways for teachers to support students as they develop focused questions, make explorations, and articulate their findings.

Learning Environments Focused on Scientific Investigation

2. Learning Environments Focused on Scientific Investigation

Learn about why it's useful to teach through scientific investigation. Find out about the benefits and the challenges. Take a quiz to see what you can remember.

Designing & Conducting Inquiry-Based Scientific Investigations

3. Designing & Conducting Inquiry-Based Scientific Investigations

In this lesson you'll be exploring the exciting world of inquiry-based learning in science. If you're ready to have your students lead the lessons and create their own questions about the world, this is the place to start.

Promoting Logical Reasoning & Scientific Problem Solving in Students

4. Promoting Logical Reasoning & Scientific Problem Solving in Students

Logical reasoning is a practical skill students need to learn in order to be successful in math and science courses. In this lesson, we will look at the challenges to teaching logical reasoning. Additionally, we will look at teaching logic in the context of science.

Maximizing the Student's Experience with Assessments

5. Maximizing the Student's Experience with Assessments

In this lesson, we will discuss three common types of assessments, what they entail and how to administer them in order to maximize the student's learning experience. The lesson will be broad and universal so that these assessment types will be useful for any subject.

Using Formal & Informal Assessments to Test Scientific Inquiry

6. Using Formal & Informal Assessments to Test Scientific Inquiry

Scientific inquiry is an important skill for learners at all grade levels. In order to assess this type of learning, science educators should use a mixture of formal and informal assessments. Learn about characteristics and examples of each type.

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