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SCI 434. Contemporary Science Curriculum K-8

Credits: 3
Department: Science Education
Description: Literature based overview of contemporary science curriculum for elementary schools. A hands-on overview of recent elementary programs. Includes philosophy, rationale, sample activities and assessment.
Prerequisites: BIOL 302, CHEM 302, ESCI 302
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze state and national standards and align to current science curriculum kits for elementary science classrooms.
2. Analyze how current curriculum kits address common student misconceptions found in the science education literature and journals.
3. Compare and contrast at least five separate elementary science curriculum resources based on standards based science content, pedagogy and availability of resources for teachers.

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