ECH 350 Science Learning Full Course Discussions GCU

ECH 350 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

Discuss how student’s attention, curiosity, and emotions can affect their science learning. Give specific examples.

ECH 350 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

Discuss how “affect” influences student learning. Discuss an instructional strategy that can create a positive affect for student learning.

ECH 350 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

How do you plan a guided-discovery science lesson? Describe what your classroom would look like and sound like implementing the guided-discovery lesson.

ECH 350 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2

Describe what you will need to consider when integrating the inquiry approach for science in your classroom.

ECH 350 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1

Discuss how you would address a student that has a misconception about a science concept. Give an example of the misconception and the instructional strategies you would implement.

ECH 350 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2

Discuss how you would balance what you draw to their attention through questioning and what you let students discover on their own. Why is this important?

ECH 350 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1

Explain the differences between divergent questions and convergent questions. How can each type of question support science learning? Discuss two examples of each question type.

ECH 350 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2

Discuss how group discussions can be implemented to support science learning in the classroom. What is the teacher’s role? What is the student’s role?

ECH 350 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1

Discuss two instructional strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support a student-centered approach to teaching science.    

ECH 350 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2

Explain how authentic interest influences teaching and learning of science. How are you supporting authentic interest in your lessons?

ECH 350 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

Discuss how the multiple intelligences support science learning for students. Give three examples from your lesson.

ECH 350 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2

During a conversation with a parent, the parent tells you that science is not a good use of school time and that only reading and math should be taught. Discuss how you will address this point of view.

ECH 350 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1

Discuss two strategies you will implement to encourage and support families with engaging in science learning/discovery at home.

ECH 350 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2

Discuss an online resource and a community resource that is available for families to assist with teaching and learning science at home.

ECH 350 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1

Explain why connecting concepts are essential for students and how you will promote connecting concepts in your classroom.

ECH 350 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2

Explain why it is essential to integrate science into other content areas. Discuss two examples.

Details: Use 3-5 scholarly resources to research science concepts in cross-content instruction including the following: How integrating science across other content areas will “affect” student learning How multiple intelligences theory can be applied in science instruction Complete the “Science Concepts in Cross-Content Instruction” document that includes the following for each age group, Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3:

  1. Choose three science concepts to be taught (a total of six)
  2. Provide a cross-content area for each science concept
  3. List state standards for all content areas in the activity
  4. List the objective(s) for the science concept and cross-content area
  5. Activity for the science concept and cross-content area

Write a 500-750-word essay on connecting science concepts to other content areas Explain how integrating science across other content areas will affect student learning. Also, describe how multiple intelligences theory can be applied in science instruction. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. ECH350_T1_ScienceConcepts.docx

Details:
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate how a teacher can guide inquiry during science instruction either: Directly, by offering conceptual cues, encouraging effort, and suggesting more effective strategies
OR Indirectly, through thoughtful listening and questioning, and by facilitating sensitive discussion Complete the “Hands-On Exploration” document that includes the following for each age group, Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3:

  1. Science state standard and learning objective
  2. Topic (e.g., weather, the human body, plants, etc.)
  3. Hands-on science exploration activity directions
  4. List of 12 teacher questions (six of each type) that guide the students in their exploration and discovery.
  5. One to three accommodations for children with disabilities.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected. You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. ECH350_T2_HandsOnExploration.docx

ECH 350 Topic 3 Earth, Air, Water, Weather, and Rocks : Birth to Age 5/Pre-K

Details:

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin. Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

  1. Clear, measurable learning objectives that align to early learning standards (ELS) as well as your state’s subject standards.
  2. Anticipatory set
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reasoning and problem-solving
  5. Relevant materials and resources including visual or audio resources
  6. Differentiation of instruction to address the diverse needs of students. Name the differentiation strategies used to achieve individual learning outcomes.
  7. Assessments

Implement this lesson. Write a 500-750-word reflection based on the feedback you received from your classroom teacher and personal observations about the experience, explain the following:

  1. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific evidence from your lesson.
  2. How did you implement direct and indirect guided questions into your lesson? What was the student response?
  3. How well did problem-solving and inquiry work to address the diverse needs of students with disabilities, that struggled, or that needed enrichment?
  4. What changes will you implement in your next lesson? Be sure to provide specific examples.

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin. Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

Details:
For this assignment, use your field experience placement hours. Use the format of one of the “Lesson Plan Templates” to create a lesson plan for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K. The lesson plan should cover one or more of the following topics: The human body, animals, and plants and contain the following information:

  1. Clear, measurable learning objectives that align to Early Learning Standards (ELS) as well as your state’s subject standards.
  2. Anticipatory set
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reasoning and problem-solving
  5. Relevant materials and resources including visual or audio resources
  6. Differentiation of instruction to address the diverse needs of students. Name the differentiation strategies used to achieve individual learning outcomes.
  7. Assessments

Implement this lesson with changes based on previous feedback. Write a 500-750-word reflection based on the feedback you received from your classroom teacher and personal observations about the experience, explain the following:

  1. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific evidence from your lesson including changes based on previous feedback.
  2. How did you implement direct and indirect guided questions into your lesson? What was the student response?
  3. How well did problem-solving and inquiry work to address the diverse needs of students with disabilities, that struggled, or that needed enrichment?
  4. What changes will you implement in your next lesson? Be sure to provide specific examples.

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin. Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

For this assignment, use your field experience placement hours. Use the format of one of the “Lesson Plan Templates” to create a lesson plan for K to Age 8/Grade 3. The lesson plan should cover one or more of the following topics: Magnets, gravity, and machines and contain the following information:

  1. Clear, measurable learning objectives that align to early learning standards (ELS) as well as your state’s subject standards.
  2. Anticipatory set
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reasoning and problem-solving
  5. Relevant materials and resources including visual or audio resources
  6. Differentiation of instruction to address the diverse needs of students. Name the differentiation strategies used to achieve individual learning outcomes.
  7. Assessments

Implement this lesson with changes based on previous feedback. Write a 500-750-word reflection based on the feedback you received from your classroom teacher and personal observations about the experience, explain the following:

  1. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific evidence from your lesson including changes based on previous feedback.
  2. How did you implement direct and indirect guided questions into your lesson? What was the student response?
  3. How well did problem-solving and inquiry work to address the diverse needs of students with disabilities, that struggled, or that needed enrichment?
  4. What changes will you implement in your next lesson? Be sure to provide specific examples.

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin. Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

Details:
For this assignment, use your field experience placement hours. Use the format of one of the “Lesson Plan Templates” to create a lesson plan for K to Age 8/Grade 3. The lesson plan should cover one or more of the following topics: Light, sound, and senses and contain the following information:

  1. Clear, measurable learning objectives that align to early learning standards (ELS) as well as your state’s subject standards.
  2. Anticipatory set
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reasoning and problem-solving
  5. Relevant materials and resources including visual or audio resources
  6. Differentiation of instruction to address the diverse needs of students. Name the differentiation strategies used to achieve individual learning outcomes.
  7. Assessments

Implement this lesson with changes based on previous feedback. Write a 500-750-word reflection based on the feedback you received from your classroom teacher and personal observations about the experience, explain the following:

  1. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific evidence from your lesson including changes based on previous feedback.
  2. How did you implement direct and indirect guided questions into your lesson? What was the student response?
  3. How well did problem-solving and inquiry work to address the diverse needs of students with disabilities, that struggled, or that needed enrichment?
  4. What changes will you implement in your next lesson? Be sure to provide specific examples.

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin. Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

As part of your goals to encourage family and school connections and community involvement, you have decided to collaborate with other science teachers at your school to create a Science Exploration Day. You have invited guest speakers from the science community to present on various topics. Your role in Science Exploration Day is to create a fun and interactive presentation on how to implement at-home strategies to engage families in the development of children’s science skills. In a 10-15 slide presentation, include the following for each of the target age groups, Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3:

  1. Description of three at-home science activities to encourage science development.
  2. Technology to support science learning for students’ at-home, including manipulatives.
  3. Variety of community or online science resources for families.

Use 5-7 scholarly resources. In addition, create a title slide, reference slides, and slide notes that offer detailed explanation. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit the reflection to Turnitin.

Details:
For this benchmark, use your field experience placement hours. You will create and deliver a science lesson plan that integrates math, physical education, and health for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K or K to Age 8/Grade 3. After implementing the lesson, you will write a reflection of your experience.Use the format of one of the “Lesson Plan Templates” available on the College of Education’s page in the Student Success Center to create the cross-content science lesson plan that includes the following:

  1. Clear, measurable learning objectives that align to early learning standards (ELS) as well as your state’s subject standards.
  2. Anticipatory set
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reasoning and problem-solving
  5. Relevant materials and resources including visual or audio resources
  6. Differentiation of instruction to address the diverse needs of students. Name the differentiation strategies used to achieve individual learning outcomes.
  7. Assessments (e.g., pre/post-test, formative, summative, etc.)

Teach the lesson, and then write a 500-750-word reflection essay analyzing the feedback you received from your classroom teacher and personal observations about the experience, and explain the following:

  1. How did you promote student readiness for learning, a positive learning environment, supportive interactions, engagement, and enthusiasm?
  2. How did you plan instruction that used effective strategies and resources, including the appropriate use of technology, to meet the needs of students?
  3. Explain why there is value in cross-content lessons. Use your research from Topic 1 and personal experience from your implemented lesson.
  4. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific evidence from your lesson.
  5. What changes will you implement in your next lesson? Be sure to provide specific examples.

While APA format is not required for the lesson plan, solid academic writing is expected. Prepare the reflection according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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