Teachers' Domain, Understanding Properties and Structures, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Understanding Properties and Structures is designed to increase educators' understanding and teaching of physical science. Participants explore physical science concepts of motion, force, and matter that are part of daily life and learn how to incorporate observation, discourse, and experimentation to increase understanding of physical science of students at the elementary level.
Understanding Properties and Structures
This course helps you understand the physical properties of objects and how their arrangement into structures affects their response to forces.
Session 1: Properties and Forces
Learners examine physical properties of objects and the materials that comprise them, and look at the effect of properties on how objects respond to and apply forces. Teaching and learning strategies focus on making and testing predictions.
Session 2: Static Structures
Learners explore the difference between static structures and dynamic objects and come to understand why static structures can remain stable in spite of the forces they endure. Teaching and learning strategies focus on assessment of learning.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
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