Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2013

Journal or Book Title

In the Trenches

First Page

7

Last Page

9

Abstract

Political official in some states are beginning to recognize the need for Earth and Space science education across the K-12 curriculum. Case in point: In 2010 Iowa changed teacher certification requirements of K-5 education so that they include a three-credit Earth and Space Science (E&SS) course. In response to this requirement, we developed a hybrid course consisting of a two-credit online component and a one-credit, two-hour lab that could serve as a model for others. The students enrolled in this introductory-level course are primarily freshman and sophomore elementary education majors. Because of lab space limitations and in order to ensure a manageable student-to-teacher ration, enrollment is limited to 48 students. The focus of the course was on engaging the students using multiple learning techniques such as active learning simple experiments using low budget materials, and the use of Google Earth Geotours.

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This article is from In the Trenches (2013): April, 7. Posted with permisison.

Copyright Owner

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Language

en

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