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Science Education 490 Laboratory/Field Experience in Elementary Science

Summary: Science Education 490
Laboratory/Field Experience in Elementary Science
Preparing thoughtful, knowledgeable, and effective educators for a diverse society.
When: Spring 2010
Where: Mon/Wed: 10:00­11:50; SL 240 or Happy Valley Elementary School
Fri: 11:00­11:50; SL 240
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Prerequisite: SCED 480
Professor: Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, BIOL309, 650-3653
Office Hours: Mon 13:00­15:00; Wed 12:00-15:00
Email: acevedo@biol.wwu.edu
Course Description
A field based experience in which WWU students teach science within their internship year and
participate in weekly seminars. The focus of this course is planning, teaching and assessing elementary
science lessons in a real classroom: Happy Valley Elementary School. Teams of two students (known as
teaching groups) will plan and carry out appropriate lessons for the assigned grade levels.
Course Objectives
A. Effective Science Teaching
· Curriculum: Students will adapt an assigned research-based curriculum to create a coherent
science unit. It is strongly recommended that the students do not create any new curriculum for


Source: Acevedo, Alejandro - Department of Biology, Western Washington University


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