Course No. ED471x, ED571x
Promote the joy of learning by using magnets, gears, whiffle balls, a tin can band, simple machines, plants, animals, funnels, sensory tubs, paint, and more! Preschool and early childhood teachers will learn how to teach inquiry-based science concepts by using play-based STEM activities to help students meet state standards. Developmentally appropriate STEM lessons and activities will provide a foundation that will propel student learning. Teachers will review and practice all eight components of scientific inquiry with their students. They will create an inquiry-based science classroom environment by applying lessons in life science, physical science, earth science, and space science. Implementation of the lessons will provide standards-based learning, subject integration, and developmentally appropriate literature for students. Classroom tools and resources will be gained, which will further promote the importance of STEM in the early childhood classroom.
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- Learned how to teach inquiry-based science concepts using play-based STEM activities.
- Practiced using inquiry-based lessons to implement, promote, and meet the early childhood state standards at a developmentally appropriate level.
- Increased their understanding of all eight components of scientific inquiry and how to apply them in the classroom.
- Reviewed and practiced all eight components of scientific inquiry with their students.
- Created an inquiry-based science classroom environment through the application of play-based STEM lessons in the areas of life science, physical science, earth science, and space science.
- Implemented standards-based science lessons that are simple, effective, and engaging to the early childhood student.
- Discovered, created, integrated, and directly applied ready-to-use classroom resources, lessons, and student literature which support an inquiry-based classroom environment.