The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K-6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today’s standards-based curricula.
Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula covering such topics as soils and rocks, plate tectonics, erosion and the solar system.
This workshop consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations totaling three hours for each session. Review the course work requirements and the Annenberg Learner website.
This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.