ECE 226 - Preschool Science
This course examines the methods and materials used to present developmentally appropriate science concepts and skills to preschool children. Other topics include: the teacher’s role in the learning process; the role of the environment in the learning process; science in children’s literature; differentiated instruction; using our senses for observation and discovery as well as; establishing and enhancing connections between home and school.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish between and define life science, physical science, earth science and health science via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
2. Create developmentally appropriate science activities via class activities, written assignments and presentations.
3. Recognize quality children’s literature that focus on scientific concepts via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
4. Generate interdisciplinary science activities via class projects, written assignments and presentations.
5. Demonstrate the value of positive home-school connections in early education via the creation of a science send-home sack for families to borrow and utilize.
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