This course examines how you can assess students' knowledge before, during, and after a lesson, and then use what you discover to increase their level of understanding of atomic bonding, chemical reactions, and other topics in physical science.
Session 1: Prior Knowledge
Participants examine how learners' prior experiences and knowledge affect their ability to add new information to their knowledge base.
Session 2: Assessment on Chemical Reactions
Participants explore how specific teaching strategies help them assess what students understand about chemical reactions.
This course is the second in a series of four courses that cover key content and methodologies for teaching physical science in the high school classroom. A full survey course, offering 45 contact hours, is also available.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.