Fostering the History of Science in American
Science Education by F. James Rutherford
By Semeka Samuels
ECE 7706
Summer 2013
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Big Ideas
 The utilitarian argument
is set out in Science is that
generalizations have to
supported with historical
con...
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What do we need to be thinking about
when we teach science in the elementary
schools?
Purpose of Teaching
Science
Ruther...
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How is what you learned from the
articles reflected in your science teaching?
Rutherford revealed data
from a previous P...
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How can what you learned inform
your science teaching moving
forward?
Quote from the Article
“Rather than presenting
his...
Scientific Literacy: Another Look at Its Historical
and Contemporary Meanings and Its Relationship
to Science Education Re...
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Big Ideas
 Outcome of science education is
the have student literate in the
subject.
 Science, unlike any other
subjec...
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What do we need to be thinking about
when we teach science in the elementary
schools?
9 Goals of Teaching
Science
1. Tea...
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How is what you learned from the
article reflected in your science
teaching?
In my most recent Science
education instruc...
 Teaching the history of Science is a pivot part of
understanding science concepts.
 Students need to understand how th...
Ideas in Science Fiction: Probing
Contemporary Contexts through Science
Fiction Texts by
Hamdan, S., Vengadasamy, R., Yuso...
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Big Ideas
The article explores
the use of Science
Fiction Text to
enhance critical
science thinking
and writing.
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What do we need to be thinking about
when we teach science in the elementary
schools?
The think that we should
be thinki...

How is what you learned from the
article reflected in your science
teaching?
Teaching Literacy Across
the Curriculum
Thi...
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How can what you learned inform
your science teaching moving
forward?
I never thought of
including science fiction in
sc...
Elementary Science and Technology Teachers'
Views on Problems Encountered in the
Instructional Process by Geçer, A., & Öze...
Big Ideas
Some of the problems with teaching
science with technology are as
following:
 Lack of technology available
 Cr...
What do we need to be thinking about
when we teach science in the elementary
schools?
When teaching elementary students, w...

How is what you learned from the
article reflected in your science
teaching?
As a school, we
focus on
integrating
techno...
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I learned that I am not alone in my journey to effectively
implement technology in science lessons. We have to
continue ...
Evidence-Based Practices and
Implementation Science in Special Education
by COOK, B. G., & ODOM, S. L. (2013)
Big Ideas
There are many challenges with teaching students with exceptionalities. The
biggest challenge is attempting to c...
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 We need to thinking about making the curriculum
assessable to all learners, all the times.
 We also should use strate...
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Like the article, I use Evidence Based Practices to
support the needs of the students by using research
based best pract...

How can what you learned inform
your science teaching moving
forward?
I learned that the
effectiveness of the
Evidence B...
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Cook, B. G., & Odom, S. L. (2013). Evidence-based practices and
implementation science in special education. Exceptional...
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  1. 1. Fostering the History of Science in American Science Education by F. James Rutherford
  2. 2. By Semeka Samuels ECE 7706 Summer 2013
  3. 3.  Big Ideas  The utilitarian argument is set out in Science is that generalizations have to supported with historical concrete examples.  Scientific endeavors are significance to our cultural heritage.  Because the education system is so involved with elected officials on federal, state and local levels, reform is slow.
  4. 4.  What do we need to be thinking about when we teach science in the elementary schools? Purpose of Teaching Science Rutherford states that the purpose of teaching science is to have science literate children. Rutherford added that all students should learn how science works. How does is work in Elementary School? Themes such as the nature of mathematics, technology, l iving environment as ways to teach how science works. These themes are common in curricula all over the country.
  5. 5.  How is what you learned from the articles reflected in your science teaching? Rutherford revealed data from a previous Physics Project that he introduced. Like Rutherford, additional resources are provided for my students to support their learning in conjunction with the standards and texts books.
  6. 6.  How can what you learned inform your science teaching moving forward? Quote from the Article “Rather than presenting history continuously throughout the student textbook –risking having it become a history text rather than a science one – history is presented in concentrated episodes from time to time.” Take away…. In order to give my students the proper science instruction, I have to rethink how I include the history of science. I will use the history of science as part of the background and the big idea of each Science concept.
  7. 7. Scientific Literacy: Another Look at Its Historical and Contemporary Meanings and Its Relationship to Science Education Reform by George E. DeBoer
  8. 8.  Big Ideas  Outcome of science education is the have student literate in the subject.  Science, unlike any other subject, has to find a balance between the science in everyday life and exploring the natural word (DeBoer, 2000).  Part of the problem with science education is that people (society) want to place limitations and restrictions on what to teach, how to teach, and who to teach certain science concepts.
  9. 9.  What do we need to be thinking about when we teach science in the elementary schools? 9 Goals of Teaching Science 1. Teach and learn science as a cultural force. 2. Prepare students for the world of work. 3. Teach science that has a direct application to life. 4. Teach to inform students. 5. Learn science as a way of examining the world. 6. Understand and discussion current events in science. 7. Learning about science as an aesthetic appeal. 8. Prepare people to be open to science and not afraid. 9. Understand the relationship between science and technology.
  10. 10.  How is what you learned from the article reflected in your science teaching? In my most recent Science education instruction, my lessons have not include the history of science as background information. I have to admit that I have done my students a disservice. However, this will be corrected.
  11. 11.  Teaching the history of Science is a pivot part of understanding science concepts.  Students need to understand how the scientific themes have evolved overtime.  Critical thinking skills are reinforced through the exploration of origin of science.  Science literacy will be improve with this holistic approach.  Students deserve all the information and not just the standards. How can what you learned inform your science teaching moving forward ?
  12. 12. Ideas in Science Fiction: Probing Contemporary Contexts through Science Fiction Texts by Hamdan, S., Vengadasamy, R., Yusof, N., & Hashim, R. (2012)
  13. 13.  Big Ideas The article explores the use of Science Fiction Text to enhance critical science thinking and writing.
  14. 14.  What do we need to be thinking about when we teach science in the elementary schools? The think that we should be thinking about is how can we introduce different idea that would include Science Fiction that will enhance the critical thinking of elementary students.
  15. 15.  How is what you learned from the article reflected in your science teaching? Teaching Literacy Across the Curriculum This article was a great demonstration of how to intergrade literacy in Science. Language Arts is integrated in all of my Science lessons.
  16. 16.  How can what you learned inform your science teaching moving forward? I never thought of including science fiction in science instruction. I see how using even videos from popular science fiction movies can challenge student to think critically.
  17. 17. Elementary Science and Technology Teachers' Views on Problems Encountered in the Instructional Process by Geçer, A., & Özel, R. (2012)
  18. 18. Big Ideas Some of the problems with teaching science with technology are as following:  Lack of technology available  Crowded Classrooms  Amount of time to effectively implement technology  Insufficient physical space to accommodate lessons  Adequate professional development for teachers
  19. 19. What do we need to be thinking about when we teach science in the elementary schools? When teaching elementary students, we have to remember not to shy away from technology. The more we use technology… the more the students will use it. We live in a world that is technology driven. The classroom should mirror the world in which we live.
  20. 20.  How is what you learned from the article reflected in your science teaching? As a school, we focus on integrating technology within every lesson.
  21. 21.  I learned that I am not alone in my journey to effectively implement technology in science lessons. We have to continue to strive for a classroom that prepares our students for the real world. How can what you learned inform your science teaching moving forward?
  22. 22. Evidence-Based Practices and Implementation Science in Special Education by COOK, B. G., & ODOM, S. L. (2013)
  23. 23. Big Ideas There are many challenges with teaching students with exceptionalities. The biggest challenge is attempting to close the academic gap between special education and general education students.
  24. 24.   We need to thinking about making the curriculum assessable to all learners, all the times.  We also should use strategies across all content areas to support all learners. What do we need to be thinking about when we teach science in the elementary schools?
  25. 25.  Like the article, I use Evidence Based Practices to support the needs of the students by using research based best practices. How is what you learned from the article reflected in your science teaching?
  26. 26.  How can what you learned inform your science teaching moving forward? I learned that the effectiveness of the Evidence Based Measures should be evaluated and modified for effectiveness.
  27. 27.  Cook, B. G., & Odom, S. L. (2013). Evidence-based practices and implementation science in special education. Exceptional Children, 79(2), 135-144. DeBoer, G. (2000) Scientific literacy: Another look at its historical and contemporary meanings and its relationship to science education reform. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 37(6), 582-601. Geçer, A., & Özel, R. (2012). Elementary science and technology teachers' views on problems encountered in the instructional process. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 12(3), 2256-2261. Hamdan, S., Vengadasamy, R., Yusof, N., & Hashim, R. (2012). Ideas in science fiction: Probing contemporary contexts through science fiction texts. Asian Social Science, 8(4), 153-158. Rutherford, F. J. (2001) Fostering the history of science in american education. Science & Education, 10, 569-580. Bibliography

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