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Classroom Science: Earth Science

SCI-905
3 Credits
Online
4.86/5.00
SCI-905
3 Credits
Online
4.86/5.00

Explore topics of earth science available in the classroom, school site and in the community to enrich your science program with this course. Topics covered include (1) experiments that deal with rock, minerals, soil, volcanoes, rivers, caves and erosion; and (2) easy-to-follow, hands-on ideas and some suggestions on how to effectively use the personnel at the school site and in the community. This 'hands-on' activity-based curriculum aligns with the California State Science Framework for grades K-12.

This course is applicable towards the Physical Science Teaching Certificate.

Sam Jessup

Instructor
Education is a crucial part of helping others develop lifelong, critical thinking and learning skills. Students, no matter their age, are best served by becoming self-directed learners with their natural curiosities engaged. In my roles as an instructor, I have placed myself in the role as an encouraging lynchpin for positive learning and exploration. I have found the most success using the simple method of engaging those I am teaching with material they are eager to learn, showing them how it can be directly applicable and useful. Following the philosophy of actively demonstrating, then having the student demonstrate understanding. It is deeply satisfying, and I have been applying these principles for the last 18 years.