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EDUC 215 - Earth Science and Chemistry for K-6 Elementary Education


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Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Has completed or is in process of completing EDUC 343. This 30-hour required seminar includes a review of key science content for the elementary classroom, as required by the Virginia Standards of Learning. The course involves online work, using the Annenberg Learner series for teachers, as well as face-to-face meetings and includes the following topics: Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems; Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change; Earth Resources; and Matter. Students also analyze the specific SOLs needed for K-6 Elementary Science instruction and create and practice hands-on lessons for elementary students. Emphasis is placed on helping elementary children understand the underlying concepts of science.



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