2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Science for Elementary Educators

Summer quarter

Faculty: Andrew Gilbert , Carolyn Prouty health science

Fields of Study: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental studies and physics

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40116 (6) First Session  

Credits: 6(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This is a general science course designed to meet the science content needs of both current and future elementary school teachers. The course will provide a broad array of science content geared toward the Washington State Academic Standards for science teachers (grades K-6). Topics will include: Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science and the Nature of Science with special attention paid to systems and sustainability. Open to pre-service and in-service teachers, and other interested education professionals. 

Maximum Enrollment: 40

Advertised Schedule: 8a-noon Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Schedule Details: The course will follow this schedule:  However, there will be at least one (possibly more) short field trip/s during the course scheduled time. Secondly, in order to match public school schedules the course will not directly coincide with the college schedule. It will be a five week session (6 credits) running from 6/21-7/24.  

Special Expenses: There will be a small fee for materials (around $5 or less) and some additional cost for field trips sites (ie. Hands-on children's museum). Efforts will be made to keep these expenses to a minimum. 

Preparatory for studies or careers in: elementary science education

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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