Education | Integrated Science for Elementary/Middle School Teachers: The Color of Science
Q405 | 6326 | Harwood


Ever wonder why the sky is blue, the grass is green, or rubies are
red?  How the colors on the TV monitor or a color printer are
generated?  Children are keen observers of their world and have lots
of questions like these.  They are questions that can drive science
investigations and bring together science concepts, art, reading, and
writing.  If you want to explore the science of color, this is the
class for you.

The course will examine many ways that color is generated from
butterfly wings to blue jeans.  Laboratory explorations and class
discussion will bring together ideas from physics, biology, and
chemistry to help us understand color.

A special feature of this course will be the opportunity to work
through the creation of your own integrated science lessons directed
at various elementary grade levels.  The new licensure standards
expect that teachers will be able to demonstrate their ability to
translate their own “adult” knowledge into age appropriate activities
and lessons for students.  This course will help you learn how to do
this in a supported way and using science as a theme for your
classroom.

Integrated Science for Elementary Teachers is a required course for
science concentration students.  Other students are also encouraged
to take this course.  No science background beyond that required for
the elementary education major is required (Q201 and Q202).  If you
are curious about the world and want to learn more about science
through a fun theme relevant to your future students, then this
course is for you.

Interested students should register for both COAS E405 (section 0167)
and EDUC Q405 (section 6326 usually).  To be cleared to register,
please contact me at the email address below (science concentration
students can be cleared by your advisor).  If you have any questions
about the course, feel free to send me an email.  Space is limited to
24 students and science concentration students have priority.

Dr. Bill Harwood
Science Education
ED 3010
wharwood@indiana.edu