Physical Science for Teachers
CLASS CODE: PH.S 110 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $10.00
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: For Elementary Education Majors Only.
Includes a three-hour lab per week.This is an introductory course and lab dealing with the basic topics of Physics and Chemistry with applications to elementary education.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The main objectives are to gain an appreciation of the basic concepts and principles of physics and chemistry and show how they come into play in the students lives, and demonstrate hands-on applications to aid in teaching elementary school level activities.
Topics include motion, energy, heat & temperature, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, atomic models, periodic table, chemical formulas, acids and bases, and nuclear physics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Experiment with and understand basic principles and topics of physics and chemistry including:Motion, Newton’s Laws, Energy, Heat and Temperature, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, The Atom, The Periodic Table, Chemical Formulas, and Nuclear Reactions.
2.Use and understand the scientific method, and the relationship between observation and theory.
3.Understand how major concepts are developed and changed over the years.
4.Gain a greater appreciation of the development of scientific ideas, showing that science is always changing as new information is understood and reviewed.
5.Integrate physics and chemistry and apply the concepts to understand basic phenomenon in biology, astronomy, meteorology, geology, and the integration of philosophy and history and their role in the development of scientific ideas.
6.Analyze a problem and solve it using oral and written reasoning based on the basic concepts of physics and chemistry.
7.Plan, organize, and present a scientific experiment.
8.Practice and improve communication and cooperative learning skills.
9.Express their knowledge and ideas through written language.
10.Determine the relationship between the various ideas of physics and see how they affect each other.
11.Increase by understanding and applying the concepts presented in the course.
REQUIREMENTS: Homework is assigned from the exercises in the textbook. Everyone will teach elementary school labs to their classmates and will need to compile a lab notebook with at least 30 experiments that can be used in elementary school.
PREREQUISITES: Elementary Education Major
Math Level: Moderate use of high school algebra
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002