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lots of worksheets and specific examples of some great experiments
you can use in your own classroom. We'll cover principles of direct
instruction and many different learning and organizational tools
that will benefit your students. You'll even learn how you can use
science class to improve the emotional climate in your classroom!
All through the course, we'll provide worksheets and check lists you
and your students can put to immediate use. You'll see how helpful
they are in the lessons on the scientific method, writing a research
paper, and producing a science fair. We'll also cover foundational
content in both physical science and life science. You'll learn how
to use a study of the earth's atmosphere to teach students how to
make and interpret a variety of graphs—an important skill for
By the end of the
course, you'll have gained knowledge about both science and teaching
methods. Your confidence will soar and you'll have many new skills
that will benefit both you and the children you teach. You'll also
learn about some of the best Web sites available to science
teachers—they'll be great resources for you! And we'll all benefit
from the Discussion Area where you can share your experiences and
profit from the experiences of your fellow teachers.
This course includes a knowledgeable and
caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Holly Trimble.
ExpertRating Online Science Teacher Course instructor :
Holly Trimble has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from
the University of Colorado and a master's degree in pediatric
physical therapy from Boston University. She completed an additional
15 credit hours in education at the doctoral level. She taught math
and science to sixth-graders for several years at a private school,
and also worked as a private tutor for children with learning
disabilities. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age
groups, from school-age children to adults, and has been a guest
speaker at colleges and universities including Wellesley College,
Boston College, MIT, and Boston University. She is also an adjunct
professor, teaching college-level anatomy and physiology courses
online and in the classroom.
Course (Science: Grades 4-6) requirements:
For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Science Teacher Course you need
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or
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information!! Very useful!!"
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I know I can use/change this material to suit my class. Instructor was
excellent-giving so many ideas from her own experience!"
never taught science, this course offered me easy to understand information and
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did a fabulous job organizing and presenting the material! There were many
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This first lesson
will go over the challenges and joys of teaching
science to this age group. You'll learn why this
subject can be so difficult to teach and some
specific ways to overcome those difficulties.
This lesson will also discuss how you can help
your students use their textbooks most
effectively and some great tricks to help your
students improve their memories.
Friday - Lesson 02
This lesson will
begin with a short history lesson. You'll learn
about some of the wrong beliefs scientists held
just a few centuries ago and how some courageous
scientists challenged those beliefs. Then this
lesson will move on to a discussion about
different types of scientific research where
you'll learn the distinctions between
correlational studies, demonstrations, and
experiments. This lesson will next focus on
using the scientific method to design great
experiments, and you'll become an expert at
identifying control and experimental groups, and
control, independent, and dependent variables.
Most importantly, you'll be able to convey that
knowledge to your students!
Wednesday - Lesson 03
For most of human
history, everybody believed that the sun and
other planets orbited the earth. To help you
gain a firm understanding of the nature of
science, this lesson will discuss the lives of
four scientists who challenged that conventional
theory about the solar system. You'll see how
peoples present understanding of the solar
system changed over time, an important
illustration of the development of scientific
thought. After you learn about the differences
between models, theories, and laws, this lesson
will walk you through a lesson plan that will
help your students understand the nature of
science, and give you some suggestions for
special projects your students might enjoy.
Friday - Lesson 04
that using direct instruction increases
achievement in the science classroom. This
lesson will explain exactly what direct
instruction involves and show you how it lays a
strong foundation for higher-level thinking
skills. You'll learn about a valuable concept
called the Zone of Proximal Development, freeing
you to meet the needs of the individual children
in your classroom. This lesson will discuss
scaffolding, a great technique related to this
concept. And to demonstrate these principles,
this lesson will go through a lesson plan
step-by-step that you can use as a model.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
This lesson will
continue the discussion of teaching methods.
First, though, it will discuss the steps
successful students follow when they learn new
information. You'll see how excellent
instruction helps students go through these
steps, and how you can meet four distinct
objectives when teaching new material. Then this
lesson will move on to using outlines, charts,
and concept maps. This lesson will share an
example of an assignment checklist you can give
your students to help them stay organized. This
lesson will also include a teacher's checklist
to help you plan your chapter and unit studies.
Friday - Lesson 06
write research papers throughout their
educational careers. Now is a great time to help
them acquire great writing skills through direct
instruction. To help all the students succeed, a
guide was developed to help them, including
pages to help them organize their notes, a set
of questions they should answer, a way to record
the references they used, and templates for
their bibliographies. For further assistance,
they were given checklists to keep them on
track. This lesson will share this guide with
you, and you're free to use it with your own
students. This lesson will also talk about why
you should reduce your support during subsequent
papers so your students become more independent.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
You all know
those teachers who seem to possess a special
magic. Their students love them, yet they aren't
pushovers. Successful teachers understand the
importance of a positive emotional climate in
the classroom. They know it fosters learning,
encourages students' efforts, and builds great
relationships. This lesson will discuss specific
ways you can be one of those teachers. This
lesson will even address the special needs of
this age group, since many will begin puberty
during this time.
Friday - Lesson 08
This lesson will
concentrate on the driving force that exists in
both chemistry and physics—the drive for
equilibrium. It will start by reviewing some
basic principles of chemistry, including the
structure and behavior of atoms, ions, and
molecules. Then this lesson will go over states
of matter and the differences between their
shape, volume, structure, molecular movement,
and energy level. By the end of the lesson,
you'll have a good understanding of thermal,
mechanical, and chemical equilibrium and you'll
know how to teach those concepts to your
students. And this lesson will include some fun
activities you can share with your students that
they'll really enjoy.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
living creatures, no matter how different, share
some common characteristics. Once your students
understand these characteristics, they'll have a
greater appreciation for all living organisms.
This lesson will go over these characteristics
and talk about the way all living creatures are
organized. You'll learn more about the different
roles of the organ systems, and this lesson will
end with a discussion of modern cell theory.
Throughout the lesson, you'll be give ideas for
activities you can use to teach these concepts
to your students.
Friday - Lesson 10
happens inside living organisms, and much of
their behavior, is driven by the need to
maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the
maintenance of a stable internal environment, no
matter what's happening in the environment. It's
an essential concept for both you and your
students to understand, so this lesson will
spend some time on it. Then this lesson will go
on to a discussion about equilibrium in
ecosystems. It will share a unit study that your
students will love—the development of an
Wednesday - Lesson 11
As most of you
know, school districts put a big emphasis on
standardized tests. Students are expected to
master the ability to read and interpret several
different types of graphs. This lesson will use
a topic in earth science, the atmosphere, to
show you ways to help your students master this
skill. You'll learn how to construct graphs one
step at a time, so you can pass that skill on to
your students. If students can construct their
own graphs, they're more likely to accurately
interpret those others have made. This lesson
will cover pie charts, single- and multiple-bar
charts, single- and multiple-line charts, and