Active and Hands-On Science Instruction K-6/Flex Course



This course is designed for educators interested in learning a variety of ways to enhance their science instruction through active, hands-on experiences. Teachers will gain a variety of ideas for conducting hands-on experiments, establishing science learning stations, integrating science with other content areas, and using technology to enhance science instruction.


Unit One

Introduction to Science Education
Science Standards
Beyond the Textbook
Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
Test #1
Unit Two

Science Stations
Cool and Easy Science Experiments
Science Classroom Management
Assignment #2: Article reflection
Test #2
Unit Three

Integrating Science and Language Arts
Integrating Science and Math
Integrating Science and Technology
Create a Science WebQuest
Assignment #3: Respond to a classmate
Test #3
Unit Four

Beyond the Science Classroom
Science Vocabulary
Science Assessment
Test #4
Unit Five

Teaching Science to English Language Learners
Strategies for Working with English Language Learners
Instructional Models for English Language Learners
Test #5
Unit Six

Science Trade Books
Science Websites
Getting Parents Involved
Assignment #4: Design two integrated science lessons
Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)

Course properties

Form of education
Formal education level
Professional development
Learning language
Teacher training without subject specialization, Education
Provider’s course code
Course Number: 98T02 UCSD Course Number: EDUC31446
Course authors
Course cost
IP transfer allowed
Previous courses entrance requirements
This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives. “The Essentials of Science and Literacy: A Guide for Teachers” by Karen Worth, Jeff Winokur, Sally Crissman, and Martha Heller-Winokur
Career list corresponds to course
K-12 teachers
Entrance test
Groups formation by readiness level
Teachers presence
Tutors presence
Facilitators presence
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
Certification presence
Certification types
Certificate name
Credit from UC San Diego Extension
Course time limits
Opportunity to enter after start
Learning types (sync/async)
Module unit
Course modules number
Tests (exams) number
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support