Class Notes

Teaching Learning Strategy Examples:

Examplary Kid Pix Assignments:

Notices

1) Please bring the Science and Technology Curriculum document (Grades 1 to 8) to session #3 (either September 20th or September 21st)

2) Please read pages 47 to 54 for session four

3) Please bring your computer to class for session five (Sept. 27/28)

4) Please read pages 66 - 72 for September 28/29

5) Please read pages 53 - 66 for October 4/5

EDUC 4134 - Primary/Junior Science Class Notes


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Lesson # Topic Date
Lesson #1
  • Introductions

  • Course Outline

  • Teaching/Learning Strategies

  • Required Readings for next class
Week of September 10
Lesson #2
  • What is Science and Technology

  • Journey North Websites

  • Example of Teaching/Learning Strategy

  • Design and Build (the beginning)

  • Building the Tallest Tower

Week of September 10

Lesson #3

  • Examination of the Science and Technology Curriculum

  • Document (Grades 1 to 8)

  • Enduring Understandings

  • Learning Cycles
  • Pure and Guided Inquiry
  • Read Chapter 3 for next class, specifically Inquiry Learning and the Learning Cycle, pages 47-54

Week of September 17
Lesson #4
  • The Learning Cycle
  • Pure and Guided Inquiry
  • Science Experiment Overview
  • The Quicker Picker Upper
Week of September 17
Lesson #5
  • Becoming Familiar with Kid Pix 4
  • Examples of Kid Pix presentations (Solar System and Butterflies)
Week of September 24
Lesson #6
  • Teacher Directed Instruction
  • Habits of Mind
  • Process and Communication Skills
  • The Candle and Cylinder Mystery
Week of September 24
Lesson #7
  • Constructivist Learning Theory
  • WebQuests
Week of October 1
Lesson #8
  • Outdoor Studies (Weather dependent)
  • Teacher Beliefs
Week of October 1
Lesson #9
  • Introduction to the Egg Drop
  • Assignment #2
  • Inhibiting Factors in Science
  • Read chapter 5 for next class
Week of October 22
Lesson #10
  • Science for All
  • A Fair Test
  • The Mystery Powder experiment
Week of October 22
Lesson #11
  • Project Wild Activities
  • Please bring indoor shoes to class
Week of October 29
Lesson #12
  • The Egg Drop
  • Science Resources
Week of October 29
Lesson #13
  • Death by Marshmallow Activity
Week of November 5
Lesson #14
  • Death by Marshmallow Activity
  • Read Chapter 9 for next class
Week of November 5
Lesson #15
  • Please read chapter 9 for this class
  • Hand-outs will be provided in class
Week of December 10
Lesson #16
  • Sustainability
  • Computer Technology in the Classroom
  • Utilizing Creative Thinking in the Classroom
 
Week of December 10
 
 

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