*EDUC 434: Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) (F;S)
A critical analysis of the content and teaching strategies in the biological, physical, environmental, and earth sciences applicable to the elementary grades (K6). The course will involve the student in the design of activities and demonstrations helpful in explaining scientific principles. Emphasis will be on hands-on projects, laboratory experiences, inquiry teaching, problem-solving techniques, lesson planning, and computer applications that develop a healthy interest in science in children in grades K6. This course is also a part of the Professional Studies sequence for all teacher education candidates in Elementary Education and is usually taken during the senior year. Directed field experience required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.