ERIC Number: ED296885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Science Methods for Elementary Teachers. An Experimental Course. A Model to Improve Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Development. Volume V.
Orlich, Donald C.
A group of scientists and science educators at Washington State University has developed and pilot tested an integrated physical science program designed for preservice elementary school teachers. This document is a comprehensive guide to be provided to students in a physical science teaching methods course. Chapters include: (1) "Science as a Focus" (rationales, teacher as decision maker, trends and progress); (2) "Determining What Will Be Taught" (planning and objectives); (3) "Taxonomics and Teaching Science"; (4) "Questions and Teaching Science"; (5) "Using Science-Related Discussions"; (6) "Using the Real Stuff of Science: Inquiry"; (7) "Classroom Management"; (8) "Simulations and Games in Science Teaching"; (9) "Science Safety"; and (10) "Evaluating Students and Elementary Science Programs." Each chapter concludes with a list of references. An outline of the methods course content is appended. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Teachers, Science Tests, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see SE 049 407-412.