Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
CHLD 74SCIENCE & NATURESummer 2011
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/14/10

1. Description -
Developing science experiences for children. Activities involving plants, animals, and the physical properties of the environment. Emphasis on making science part of the everyday experience in early childhood program curriculum.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
Student will be able to:
  1. Plan, facilitate and evaluate developmentally appropriate science and nature activities.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of science and nature when planning curriculum in an early childhood program science and nature in connecting children with the environment.
  3. Develop a plan to integrate science with music, art, cooking and other daily activities.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Student will be able to:
  1. Plan, facilitate and evaluate developmentally appropriate science and nature activities.
    1. Science and nature experiences based upon the children's interests
    2. Hands-on exploration (worms gardening, mud)
    3. Contextualization of science and nature for children through the life cycle experience
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of science and nature when planning curriculum in an early childhood program.
    1. Design curriculum based on observations and child's inquiry
    2. Recognize the importance of cultural sensitivity in child development and apply in planning curriculum.
    3. Model enthusiasm while demonstrating the critical role of science and nature in connecting children with the environment.
  3. Develop a plan to integrate science with music, art, cooking and other daily activities.
    1. Use of éƒ˙webbing部 to plan a science based topic curriculum project (math, art, literature, etc)
    2. Documentation and assessment of children's exploration and learning
    3. Internet research of early childhood curriculum activities based on science and nature.
    4. Topics may include
      1. Animals, reptiles and care of living beings
      2. Agriculture, food, plant life, gardening, seasons
      3. Conservation and thinking "green"
      4. Weights and measurements, working with magnets
      5. Water, sand, soil
      6. Cooking
      7. Seashore, tide pools, and aquarium life, marine mammals
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class discussion
  2. Group projects
  3. Presentations
  4. In class reflections
7. Representative Text(s) -
Article readings selected by instructor.

8. Disciplines -
Child Development
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Class reflection writing assignments
  2. Reading selected articles
  3. Internet research
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Child Development.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 15:00:26


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines