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Physical Science - Essential Science for Teachers

Physical Science - Essential Science for Teachers

Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science is one in a series of three video-, print-, and Web-based science courses for elementary school teachers. These courses will help teachers better understand the science concepts that underlie the content they teach. The sessions include a video program addressing a topic area related to matter that is likely to be part of any elementary school science curriculum. Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science also focuses on the ideas that children bring to the classroom about these topics. Children in a clinical setting are interviewed and observed to uncover their thinking. The research literature shows that their ideas are typical of students in the K-6 age group. Each session also features one or more elementary school classrooms where a teacher and her students explore the topic using exemplary curriculum materials. Physical Science strives to provide participants not only with enhanced content understandings, but also with understandings of how this content connects to the elementary school classroom.


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Belinda Wilson
Belinda Wilson (Teacher (K-12))
6 years ago
I think the video was very informative
Jacqueline Hernandez
7 years ago

There is a lot of helpful information, essential components for teachers teaching physical science on this site. The material provided, from reading materials, videos and virtual practice lab samples are very useful for teachers learning how to teach the material – physical science. I especially like how the site breaks down the components into 8 different sections, as one enhance previous concepts. 

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