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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help elementary school teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach standards-based curricula. Life Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula. Use the complete course for teacher education or professional development, or individual programs for content review.


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Jenna Rechenmacher
Jenna Rechenmacher (Student)
4 years ago
Strengths: - Resources are highly organized by the tabs on the left side of the screen. - Countless contributors to this website, all listed under 'About the Contributors'. - Through review of the information provided by the cite under 'Course Overview' - Under 'Teacher-TalkLife' you will find resources for professional development
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
elizabeth dobrota
elizabeth dobrota (Student)
13 years ago
This Life Science website provides a lot of detailed information, videos, and activities that would be useful in the classroom.

Technical Remarks:

The website was a somewhat confusing to navigate through.
Time spent reviewing site: twenty minutes