Here are Unit Plans for you to look at and use as templates to begin.

  1. Inquiry
  2. Ecology
  3. Organization
  4. Genetics
  5. Evolution
  6. Reproduction
  7. Homeostasis
  8. Human Impact

 

EARTH SCIENCE

  • Earth Science Share-a-thon – great collection of ES labs, lesson plans, collections of regents questions, etc. (Lives within the newyorkscienceteacher.com site – not all the discipline sections are as well stocked as the earth science section of this site.)
  • GSA Teacher Resources
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education – VERY well organized and cataloged site supported by the NSF, which includes a “reviewed” category of “exemplary” materials as well as a much larger collection of material that is searchable by grade level, topic, etc.

PHYSICS

http://www.csun.edu/science/physics/index.html

 

ASSESSMENT

OUR GROUP BRAINSTORMING ON 4 TYPES OF ASSESSMENT

See Formative and Summative Grid(1).xlsx of our 3 posters of samples of best practices in each category and characteristics of each category

Lisa’s STANDARDS overview:

standards visual

SCIENCE LAB RUBRICS:

Here are the rubrics Michael shared with us that Wilson uses for lab write-ups.  Thanks Michael!

2010IBBio-Romalea

SciDeptLabRubr

OTHER RUBRIC SAMPLES:

Here are some additional science rubrics – check them out, but be critical!  You might consider some of the categories on #13 on this link for your STARS summative assessment.

 

EDU486 Integrating Science and Technology

Prepares secondary science teachers to effectively use technology to enhance science instruction, while furthering their understanding of fundamental ideas and concepts in science. Examines educational technology as a teaching and learning tool in science instruction and how technology may affect instructional goals and teaching practices in science education. Introduces and critically examines software, equipment, and other technological resources that can support the teaching of various scientific subjects and topics. (Meets content-pedagogy requirement for professional teaching certification).

Credits: 3
Offered: SummerB
Prerequisites: [EDU 487, or by permission of instructor]
Restrictions: None
Instructors: A. Luehmann
EDU 486 Integrating Science and Technology course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.