2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook 
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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GNSC 0371 - Methods of Science Education for the Middle School

Credits: 3

This course emphasizes the inquiry approach to teaching science. Students will be introduced to the National Science Education Standards and the current curricula based on those standards. Students will make a series of planned observations, totaling 30 hours, in area schools. These observations will be the basis for discussion of topics including: teacher-student interaction; introduction, presentation, and summary of a lesson; evaluation; discipline; laboratory procedures; and safety. Students also will present lessons to both their classmates and to one of the classes that they have observed. Other areas presented in this course will include professional organizations and journals, science software, audiovisual materials, and IEP’s.

Prerequisites: EDUC 0354 , and CHEM 0111 , and PHSC 0117 , and either BIOL 0128  or BIOL 0129 , and one of ASTR 0101  or GEOL 0101  or GEOL 0106 .