SCED480- Science Methods and Curriculum for the Elementary School
Winter 2011- Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez
Meeting Time: SL230; M 14:00 14:50, WF 13:00 14:50
Phone/email: Alejandro Acevedo (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 650-3653)
Office Hours: BI 309: M 10-12, W 10-11, W 9-11 h
Required Texts (available at Bookstore):
- Keeley, P. 2005. Science Curriculum Topic Study. Corwin Press. ISBN:97814129089.
The overall aim of this class is to help you become a thoughtful, knowledgeable, inspiring and effective
science educator for a diverse society.
Course Description: Classroom/laboratory study of theory, curriculum, science content, processes and
effective teaching methods in the context of national and Washington state standards in science including
activities appropriate for the elementary classroom. To be taken in sequence with SCED 490 (enroll one
quarter prior to registering for SCED 490).
General Considerations: Science Education 480 demands active participation and a willingness to learn
and explore new areas of science. It is an investigation-intensive class and will require all students to be
prepared each day, ready to experience the richness and excitement of science and the natural world.
Excellent attendance is essential for success in this course. For these reasons, class attendance is