Teaching Science to Children in Grades 4 - 6

Hours: 24 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $139.95

Course Overview:

This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and ideas to work with students grades 4-6 in the science classroom. You will review the skills needed to learn science and learn how you can foster those skills. You will look at types of lessons as well as types of assessments. After this course, you will have new, fresh approaches to help teach your science students in ways that engage and motivate them.

Students will:
  • Review the skills needed to learn science
  • Learn a variety of teaching methods that can help ensure student understanding
  • Learn techniques for assessment in the science classroom

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: What is science?

Lesson 1 will help you better understand what science is. You will examine the nature of scientific ideas as well as student perceptions about science.

Lesson 2: Skills students need to learn science

Lesson 2 will focus on skills students need to succeed in the science classroom. You will explore topics like questioning, observation inquiry and more.

Lesson 3: Using stories and role-play

In lesson 3 you will begin to look at creative and innovative ways you can teach science in your classroom. This particular lesson will focus on the use of stories and role-play to deliver science content.

Lesson 4: Using games and computers

Lesson 4 moves to examples of how you can use games and computers in your science classroom. You will learn ways you can use each of these to enrich and support your instruction.

Lesson 5: Outdoor science

Lesson 5 moves your science classroom outside. You will look at how to prepare outdoor space for students and how to engage kids in this different setting.

Lesson 6: Assessment in the science classroom

Lesson 6 focuses on assessment in the science classroom. You will focus on several types of assessment and case studies to demonstrate their use. 

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **