Plants Inside and Out course allows teachers to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, and from their own home or classroom. Plants Inside and Out course is a complete set of hands-on lessons centered on a single conceptual unit of instruction. By selecting to do Plants Inside and Out, the teacher can increase their science knowledge and improve their science curriculum at the same time because the teacher, as the purchaser, can use these lessons for their personal classroom use.
For the teacher to receive their credit, there is a list of assessment requirements. Think of these like a "menu" of learning enhancements designed to help the teacher become more proficient in a specific content area. This lets the professional take advantage of their personal learning skills and methods. But more importantly they can improve their student's performance in real science learning. The number of professional development credits available (1, 2, or 3) is associated with the number of hours and work required to receive the credit. For example, if the elected/preferred number of credits is 3, teachers will be required to complete more lessons along with related assessments and summaries, totaling 45 hours of course work.
We highly encourage the trained professional to get their students involved in the research, the thinking, the learning, the experimentation, and especially the FUN of learning science in a "hands-on" approach. The teacher is encouraged to have their students become part of the process of science learning. These lessons are designed to do just that.
Appropriate for 3rd to 8th grade.Course Resources
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