Chapter 6 Notes (SCIENCE).txt

  1. Why is it so important to be equitable in science?
    • new jobs are being created that have never existed before
    • new jobs require mathematical background, experience with computer technology, and ability to apply logical reasoning or scientific methods to investigate situations and solve problems
    • positions require communication skills such as: speaking, reading, and writing
  2. What can we as educators DO to help stop stereotypical thinking?
    • students need to see that you are endlessly curious about the world
    • students needs to meet and learn about people who are passionate about their work
    • encourage all students who want to show interest
  3. What is diversity?
    actively creating, developing, and nurturing a fully inclusive classroom community symbolized by equal access and respect for all individuals regardless of cultural similarities and differences
  4. What can we DO to help English Language Learners?
    • FIRST decide what your students will learn and identify objectives and associated language activities
    • SECOND incorporate background knowledge by tying the lesson to the student's knowledge and experience through related activities
    • THIRD select a variety of teaching and learning experiences that introduce vocabulary and provide opportunities for children to interact
    • FOURTH provide multiple alternatives for children to demonstrate their knowledge and skills

    MULTISENSORY STRATEGIES: windowpanes, bag-and-tag word wall, roundhouse diagram, partnering, etc.
  5. Why do we need to address the issue about English Language Learners?
    • because in order to develop science talk, English Language Learners must understand scientific communication
    • English Language Learners deserve the right to be taught the same material as everyone else no matter the cultural difference
  6. How does helping English Language Learners apply to equity?
    • because they need to be productive members in society and be able to speak, listen, and write
    • they should be able to model the scientific process and think critically like everyone else
  7. What is needed to teach vocabulary to diverse learners?
    • write key concepts and vocabulary used during a lesson on the chalkboard
    • emphasize and repeat key words of the lesson as you teach
    • make language experience charts
    • create roundhouses, semantic maps, and word walls
  8. Some activities to do with diverse learners..
    • Visually: multisensory experiences where a lot of hands-on manipulatives are given to explore and describe using descriptive language
    • Hearing: concrete objects and experiments that do not rely on hearing as the sense to observe and hypothesize
    • Orthopedically: modify investigations to lessen the amount of movement or place the equipment on a table that is reachable and easily accessible
    • Intellectually: provide inquiry experiences while keeping the goals and objectives of the child's I.E.P
    • Learning: give him adequate time to process the information and relate prompts to further the thinking abilities
    • Emotional: create investigations that can be centered around themes and help explain strategies and behaviors
    • AUTISM: plan ahead and make sure activities do not require touching or unusual multisensory boxes
  9. What is different about gifted learners when compared to traditional students learning?
    • curriculum is restrictive and unchallenging for them
    • use many open-ended investigations and activities through a 6E model of science as practice
    • manage their own learning through individual and small-group projects
    • expose them to persons in science and other professions who can serve as information sources and future role models
  10. Some activities to promote equity in the classroom..
    • allow boys and girls have equal amount of time when exploring during scientific inquiry
    • allow English Language Learners extra time and attention
    • support individuals with disabilities by adapting to their needs
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Chapter 6 Notes (SCIENCE).txt
Chapter 6 Notes for Science Test 2