Ch 61: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Science Instruction & Assessment

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Investigate the different methods of scientific instruction and assessment by reviewing the lessons featured in this chapter. The chapter includes both lessons and quizzes that will help you study for related questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Scientific Instruction & Assessment - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test prep chapter to review effective ways to carry out scientific instruction and assessment. Lesson material is presented in an easy-to-understand manner. The following topics will be presented in this chapter:

  • How students understand scientific inquiry
  • Inquiry-based science learning
  • Developing scientific investigations
  • Logical reasoning and problem solving
  • Formal and informal assessments

Once you have thoroughly reviewed the information presented in this chapter, you can test how much you have retained by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These assessments give you immediate feedback, so you can easily identify areas you may need to revisit to fully prepare for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. The quiz answers provide direct links that will take you to the corresponding area in the lesson for easy review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 61: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: 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.

Providing an Inquiry-Based Science Environment

2. 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.

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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