College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Science Weather Unit Past research has shown that the U.S. is in need for a reform of the science curricula. This project was designed to demonstrate an exemplar science unit that contains all the elements needed for students to learn science effectively and build their scientific literacy. Theories have been applied such as Piaget's Theory of Developmental Processes and Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences to tackle ways to increase scientific literacy of elementary students. In addition, scientific inquiry and inquiry process skills are referenced in great detail to provide teachers who lack scientific background knowledge, some ideas of what makes science lessons effective for students. Overall, this Science Weather Unit provides many examples for teachers on what an effective science lesson looks like in the classroom. 1
Date of Award
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Hallez, Jaime Elizabeth, "The Importance of Science in the Classroom and Implications for Teaching Science Effectively" (2008). Student Publications. 96.