Weeks/Dates
In Class Topics
Required Reading for the following week
Assignments Due
Week 1
Aug. 30

What is Science?

(1) Course Syllabus, Assignments, and Requirements
(2) Benchmarks: Chap. 1 read online
(3) National Science Education Standards: Chap. 1 download or read online
(4) All Children, Chap. 1: download or read online
(5) Selected Reading: Eisenkraft, A. Expanding the 5-E Model. download

Assignment 1

Week 2
Sept. 6

5 E's in the Science Classroom

(1) Benchmarks: Chap. 12 read online
(2) National Science Education Standards: Chap. 2 download or read online
(3) All Children, Chap. 2: download or read online
(4) Sample Questions for your Investigation: download
Elementary Research Manual, download
Experiment Rubric, download
Experiment Schedule download
Assignment 2
Week 3
Sept. 13

How Children Learn

(1) Benchmarks: Chap. 3 read online
(2) Standards: Chap. 3 download or read online
(3) All Children, Chap. 3: download or read online
(4) Pathways, pp. 35-41
(5) Experiment Schedule download pdf
Assignment 3
Week 4
Sept. 20

Developing a Constructivist
Learning Environment

(1) Benchmarks: Chap. 4 read online
(2) Standards: Chap. 4 download or read online
(3) All Children, Chap. 5: download or read online
(4) Pathways, pp. 28-33
Assignment 4
Week 5
Sept. 27

Learning Environment

(1) Benchmarks: Chap. 2 read online
(2) Standards: Chap. 7 download or read online
(3) All Children, Chap. 5: download or read online
(4) Pathways, pp. 43-57
(5) Read about Two-Way Tables online
Assignment 5
Week 6
Oct.4

Physical Science

(1) Benchmarks: Chap. 5 read online
(2) Standards: Chap. 6 download or read online
(3) All Children, Chap. 6: download or read online
(4) Pathways, pp. 59-69
Assignment 6
Week 7
Oct. 11

Life Science

Midterm Review
Assignment 7
Week 8
Oct. 18

Midterm

 

Assignment 8
Week 9
Oct. 25
Assignment 9
Week 10
Nov. 1
Assignment 10
Week 11
Nov. 8
Assignment 11
Week 12
Nov. 15
Assignment 12
Week 13
Nov. 22
  • Benchmarks: Chap. 7 read online
  • Pathways, pp. 112-126
Assignment 13
Week 14
Nov. 29
Assignment 14
Week 15
Dec. 6
Prepare for Science Fair
Assignment 15
Week 16
Dec. 13

Final - Science Fair

Grading Sheet pdf