Teaching Physical and Chemical Change in Middle School Science

Grade Levels: 6-12

Participants extend their knowledge of effective teaching strategies in physical science. They will hear Paul Zitzewitz, Ph.D. discuss why this topic is so difficult for students and explore key content associated with teaching physical and chemical change. They will observe a model classroom lesson, analyze student work and suggest appropriate interventions and develop a lesson plan for teaching this or similar content. Purchase price for this online product includes one-year of access to the module.

Teaching Physical and Chemical Change in Middle School Science

During this course, participants explore teaching strategies appropriate to the physical-science classroom. They watch video commentary by Paul Zitzewitz, Ph.D., and watch a model classroom lesson on this topic. They analyze student work, complete several other online activities, and develop a lesson plan for teaching this or similar content.

Objectives:

  • Review and expand understanding of physical and chemical change.
  • Expand awareness of effective instructional strategies for teaching students to analyze physical and chemical change.
  • Create an activity for teaching physical and chemical change.

RttT/SIG Assurances covered:

  • Great Teachers and Leaders
  • Turning Around the Lowest Performing Schools


Audience: Building Administrators, Coaches, and Teachers

Number of Participants: 1

Delivery Method: Online

Time: 3 to 5 hours

Paul Zitzewitz, Ph.D., is a Harvard University graduate and Professor of Physics and Science Education Emeritus at University of Michigan. He is also the principal author of highly acclaimed and widely adopted high school physics texts, and is a long-time member and supporter of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).