Teachers' Domain, Inquiry in Physical Science Education, published June 19, 2009, retrieved on ,
Inquiry in Physical Science Education is a graduate-level professional development course. It is designed to enhance your understanding of inquiry-based approaches to teaching standards-based physical science at the high school level. In two sessions, you will investigate physical science topics and teaching methodologies using a wide range of online resources, including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service, which provides educational media to teachers and their students, for use in schools, libraries, and homes. The course provides an opportunity to explore novel learning environments and pedagogy applications that foster student interest, involve students in the research process, advance critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and develop conceptual understanding of physical science topics. It uses science inquiry, active learning, and curriculum design strategies to explore atomic structure, chemical reactions, motions and forces, the electromagnetic spectrum, and other important topics.
Inquiry in Physical Science Education
This course examines how you can use inquiry-based learning to improve your students' understanding of atomic and molecular structure and other topics in physical science.
Session 1: Processes of Science
Learners examine how scientists investigate the natural world, and how teachers and students can apply scientific inquiry to better understand physical science.
Session 2: Inquiry in Science and Learning
Learners explore how the nature and sequence of learning opportunities improve students' understanding of physical science.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.