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week 1 Introduction to course project/s, intended topics to be covered, and assessment criteria Connections of Science III with earlier courses Science in daily life week 2 Social constructivism and its implication for teaching science Cell components and cell division Basis of heredity (chromosomes, DNA, and genes in plant and animal cells) Human traits (acquired and inherited) week 3 Introduction to biotechnology General applications of biotechnology (agriculture, environment, health, food production and preservation) Ethical issues involved in biotechnology week 4 Physical quantities (length, volume, mass, time) Système Internationale (SI) units (metre, litre, kilogram, second) Instruments for measurement (metre rule, measuring cylinder, flasks, pipettes) Accuracy and precision in measurements Laboratory work: Planning, precautions, and safety measures

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge By the completion of the course, Student Teachers will be able to: discuss the concepts related to life science, physical science, and Earth and space science apply these understandings to interpret, integrate, and extend their knowledge discuss important features differentiating the traditional science classroom and the interactive science classroom. Science, technology, society, and education (STSE) By the completion of the course, Student Teachers will be able to: describe and discuss the nature of science and technology explain the relationships between science and technology and between the social and environmental contexts of science and technology develop and use the related skills and conceptual knowledge necessary for making connections between scientific, technological, social, and environmental issues apply the aspects of environmental education in their personal and social lives. Skills By the completion of the course, Student Teachers will be able to: exhibit the skills required for scientific and technological inquiry use these skills for solving problems as well as communicating scientific ideas and results work collaboratively make informed decisions in their personal and social lives use a variety of teaching skills while planning and conducting science lessons. Attitudes By the completion of the course, Student Teachers will be able to: use their understanding to support the responsible acquisition and application of scientific and technological knowledge to the mutual benefit of self, society, and the environment develop an interest in and motivation toward science education and related careers. 15 COURSE GUIDE: Science III (Teaching Science Pedagogy Option) Teaching

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Book Title : Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools: Developing Fundamental Knowledge and Skills
Author : Eugene L. Chiappetta
Edition : 7th edition
Publisher : pearson
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