Science Experiences in Early Childhood

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2 sem. hrs.
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Fall and Spring

This course will address the development of scientific understanding in young children, with emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum models, assessment practices, methods, materials, and technology to support their learning. Students will learn to use and evaluate software to enhance and reinforce science skills and understanding. Focus is upon methods encouraging student participating through use of various hands-on materials and upon lesson planning (short and long-range) as it relates to assessed student needs, Ohio Academic Content Standards, and district courses of study. Research of related professional literature. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA; C- or higher in PSY 101, EDU 225, 230; EIS 265, 285. Corequisite: EDU 321, 322.