In this course, students will do what scientist do: have a chance to ask and answer questions about the world around us, collect data in a variety of ways and use data to help investigate the world. Students will explore how carefully coaching children to learn the skills that scientists use can build their developing science literacy. Students will work in pairs and, with a mentor teacher in a local school, plan, implement, and assess a science unit. Using high-quality science kits, teaching pairs will focus on a different set of science teaching skills each week. The course instructor and mentor teacher will observe and provide verbal and written-feedback each week. Must take 1 undergraduate laboratory science course.
Only students enrolled in BA Ed. degree program.