BIO-302 : Middle School Science II Physical Science and Space

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Biology
Subject:
Biology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
4
A set of two courses designed to help prospective middle school teachers acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitude that will enable them to teach "good science" in their classrooms. The course will take advantage of the fact that students have inquiring minds and will encourage them to look for the cause and effect of things that are happening in the world around them. The course will increase teaching skills and content knowledge related to science instruction for the middle school grades and is designed to address the five guidelines established for courses in the Division of Natural Sciences. Through hands-on investigation in the physical and earth sciences, prospective middle school teachers will acquire knowledge in science, increase their skills in using science processes, and develop positive attitudes toward science. The course will emphasize the development of science teaching skills that teachers can apply in their classrooms and will also stress how to design, execute, and evaluate science lessons that are appropriate for expanding and refining the middle school student's understanding of themselves and their world. 4 credits each OPEN ONLY TO EDUCATION MAJORS. TOGETHER THESE COURSES FULFILL THE NATURAL SCIENCES LAI AND SKILLS INTEGRATION REQUIREMENTS.