SCI 112. Inquiry Earth and Space Science for Elementary Teachers.
(1-4-3); I, II.
Preservice elementary teachers will learn the essential science concepts established by the Kentucky Core Content for Science, which includes topics in areas of geology (rocks, minerals, soils, volcanoes, earthquakes, structure of the earth, etc.), weather (sun as the source of energy, temperature, pressure, seasonal weather patterns and weather prediction, etc.), and astronomy (sun-earth-moon system, solar systems, stars, etc.). Students will learn these science concepts through a process of direct observation of physical phenomena, making sense of those observations through inference and reason and in collaboration with fellow students and instructors. Not acceptable for majors or minors in the Earth and space sciences. This course satisfies the required core computer competency for general education.