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  • 1. GOALS OF SCIENCE TEACHING _ _ _ What is the primary goal of science teaching? What are the subsidiary goals of science teaching? How can we know?
  • 2. NATIONAL, STATE, & PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE TEACHING STANDARDS National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1995) Project 2061 (AAAS, 1989 & 1993) – Science for All Americans – Benchmarks for Science Literacy Illinois School Improvement Plan (ISBE, 1993) Illinois Learning Standards (ISBE, 1997)
  • 3. National Standard
  • 4. NSES “MUST READ” CONTENT LIST - I • The major concepts, principles, theories, and laws of science (See NSES 9-12 Content Standards B-D, pp. 176-190) • The unifying concepts of science (See NSES K-12 Content Standard, pp. 104-105 and 115-119) • Technological applications of science (See NSES 9-12 Content Standard E, pp. 190-193)
  • 5. NSES “MUST READ” CONTENT LIST - II • The philosophical and historical nature of science (See NSES 9-12 Content Standard G, pp. 200-204) • Practice of scientific inquiry (See NSES 9-12 Content Standard A, pp. 173-176) • Issues related to science and technology (See NSES 9-12 Content Standard F, pp. 193-199) • Science in the community (See NSES 912 Content Standard F, pp. 193-199)
  • 6. National Standard
  • 7. “MUST FAMILIARIZE” CONTENT LIST Introduction Chapter 1: The Nature of Science Chapter 4: The Physical Setting Chapter 10: Historical Perspectives Chapter 11: Common Themes Chapter 12: Habits of Mind Chapter 13: Effective Learning & Teaching Chapter 14: Reforming Education
  • 8. National Standard
  • 9. “MUST FAMILIARIZE” CONTENT LIST Chapter 1: The Nature of Science Chapter 4: The Physical Setting Chapter 10: Historical Perspectives Chapter 11: Common Themes Chapter 12: Habits of Mind Chapter 14: Issues and Language (relevant definitions for commonly-used terms) Chapter 15: The Research Base (common student misconceptions)
  • 10. State Standard ILLINOIS LEARNING STANDARDS
  • 11. Illinois Learning Standards GOALS FOR SCIENCE Understand and apply the methods of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, solve problems and analyze claims. Understand the facts and unifying concepts of the life, physical and earth/space sciences. Understand connections and relationships among science, technology and society.
  • 12. Illinois Learning Standards Goal 11. Understand & apply the methods of scientific inquiry and tech. design to investigate questions, solve problems & analyze claims. A) Explain the principles and practices of scientific research. B) Apply the steps and methods of scientific inquiry to conduct experiments and investigate research questions. C) Apply the principles and methods of technological design to solve problems. D) Assess the credibility of scientific claims.
  • 13. Illinois Learning Standards Goal 12: Understand the facts and unifying concepts of the life, physical and earth/space sciences. A) Apply concepts of systems within the sciences. B) Apply concepts of form and function within the sciences. C) Apply concepts of change and constancy within the sciences. D) Apply concepts of models and explanations within the sciences.
  • 14. Illinois Learning Standards Goal 13: Understand connections and relationships among science, technology and society. A) Explain the historical development and importance of science and technology. B) Explain conceptual relationships between science and technology. C) Describe and analyze relationships among science, technology and society in practical situations.
  • 15. Illinois Learning Standards _ _ _ _ _ APPLICATIONS OF LEARNING Solving problems Communicating Using technology Working on teams Making connections