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Suggestions For Case Studies and Examples

Integrated Science Courses for Elementary Science Teachers


Earth Systems Science for Educators

Students are introduced to fundamental concepts in the earth sciences and their relationship to the "real world." Specific student outcomes are that they develop scientific process skills, understand and apply basic earth science concepts and collect and interpret information and data about earth systems. Activities relate to K-12 National and Nebraska science education standards (Gosselin and Maklem-Hurst, 2002 ).
Dave Gosselin: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Integrated Science Courses: "Science Semester" at the University of Delaware

A semester block sequence of earth, life, and physical science content courses and science teaching methods courses for elementary education majors. During this semester, problem-based learning and other inquiry-based approaches to create an integrated science and education methods curriculum.
John Madsen: University of Delaware

Investigative Science Sequence at Winona State University

This three semester sequence of integrated elementary education will focus on building pedagogical content knowledge. The first course will be a content course (Earth - the Water Planet), followed by a modified elementary methods course, and then a second content course (Environmental Science in Your COmmunity). This course sequence follows a learning cycle model, and students will work with K-8 students via an after-school program (Key Kids).
Cathy Summa: Winona State University


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