SCES-122   Sci Content & Skills for Elem Teachers

This course is the continuation of an inquiry-based investigation of relevant life, physical, and earth & space science content and scientific inquiry skills for elementary teachers. The course goal is to provide prospective teachers with a portion of the content knowledge and inquiry skills needed to effectively teach inquiry-based science from a Christian perspective. Major themes and topics covered include energy and systems, energy and interactions, changing earth and life forms, genetics, scientific testing and investigations, and the relationship between science and the Christian faith. Throughout the course a perspective of respect for God?s creation, Christian stewardship, and the structure of God?s creation is presented as the purpose and motivation for investigating nature and learning science. Prerequisites: SCES 121 or permission of the instructor.