Teaching Physical and Chemical Change in Middle School Science
Grade Levels: 6-12
About the Program
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.
- 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).
World History and Geography: Modern Times, Chapter Tests and Lesson Quizzes
Glencoe iScience, Energy, iScience YES! Professional Development; Teaching Physical and Chemical Change, 1-year subscription