EDC G 619 : Designing Instruction: Science
Choose a physical science learning standard that you would like to address in a ³microteaching² 30- to 60-minute investigation with elementary students. Your learning standard should fall within one of these broad areas of physical science: force and motion, properties of matter, or energy. For a list of elementary science learning standards, see the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Science and Technology/Engineering.
1. Explain the science content area that you will target in your microteaching.
2. Describe what would be considered a "scientific understanding" of the content area.
3. Summarize research findings on children¹s ideas about the content area.
Books & Ebooks from Healey Catalog
Try the following Subject Searches to start (most titles will be located in the Curriculum stacks on the 5th Floor):
Scientific and technological literacy research : principles and practices / Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek
Early childhood science process skills : social and developmental considerations / Ithel Jones, Vickie E. Lake, and Miranda Lin
Knowledge acquisition as conceptual change : the case of a theory of biology / Grady J. Venville
Affect and early childhood science education / Michalinos Zembylas
New technologies in early childhood : partners in play? / Doris Bergen
Engineers and storytellers : using robotic manipulatives to develop technological fluency in early childhood / Marina S. Bers
Mathematics and technology : supporting learning for students and teachers / Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama
Vocabulary learning by computer in kindergarten : the possibilities of interactive vocabulary books / Eliane Segers and Anne Vermeer
A future research agenda for early childhood science and technology / Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek.
The first three tutorials are from Trinity Western University (TWU). The information about finding full text is specific to TWU. To find the full text from UMB, click on "Find Full Text".