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SCE 4310 Teaching Science in the Elementary School . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: EDE 4200.
Processes of science requisite to teaching elementary school science; emphasis upon structure and objectives of school science programs, methods of instruction assessment, and experimental programs. Material and supply fee will be assessed.
SCE 4320 Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary Schools . . . . . 2(F)
Methodology requisite to the effective teaching of science at the middle school level; emphasis on methods and objectives of the middle school science program, use of lab experiences with middle school students, computer strategies and software evaluation, evaluating student progress, current research in science education, and practice teaching experiences; includes participation in school setting. Admitted to Teacher Education and permission is required.
SCE 4631 Special Methods in Teaching Secondary and Junior High School Science . . . . . 3(F)
Curriculum skills, methods and philosophy of science teaching. Lecture, discussion and field experience. Assessment of science competency in area of specialization. Meets Florida state requirements for Special Methods in Science. Twenty four semester hours of science courses are needed prior to taking this course. Permission is required.
SCE 5807 Forces and Motion . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Engages participants in reviewing the history and development of concepts associated with why things move and how they move in the mechanical world. Simple demonstrations and hands-on inquiry activities connect each week's content area with real-world examples.
SCE 5842 Aquatic Ecology for Teachers . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Aquatic Ecosystems engages participants in reviewing and comparing aquatic environments, investigating the dynamics of ecological interactions, and addressing the impact of human activity. Each week's content addresses main science concepts, illustrative examples, inquiry activity ideas, resource extensions, opportunities to learn more, and connections to teaching and learning in grades 4-9 science classrooms.
SCE 6117 Science Instruction in the Elementary School . . . . . 3(F)
Theory and practice of elementary school science education, including history, philosophy, research, curricula and instructional strategies. Demonstration teaching, individualized instruction and action research projects.
SCE 6341 Energy and the Environment Workshop . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Activities related to the teaching of energy through a thematic approach. Discussions and activities about the production, transmission, and distribution of energy, alternative energy sources, energy conservation, and the use of a hands-on/minds-on, collaborative approach to teaching are included. Students are required to complete field trips as scheduled. Credit may not be earned in both SCE 6342 and SCE 6341.
SCE 6625 Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary School . . . . . 3(S)
Corequisite: EDM 6944 or ESE 6944.
Assists middle and secondary level teachers to develop theoretical understanding and skills necessary to teach in a manner consistent with current reform efforts in science education. Focuses on three components of understanding science teaching and learning: 1) the nature of science, its history and philosophy, 2) how students learn science, and 3) the role of the teacher in creating a safe learning science. Admission to Teacher Education and permission is required.