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Chapter Assignment 1 Jessica KircherLiberty University Chapter 1: Going Further Question 1, page 19:
-Last semester I had to observe in a special needs school. I watched the teacher set up for a science experiment when the children were learning about weather. The teacher used a soda bottle and filled it with water, blue food coloring, little houses and connected another bottle to it for the funnel effect. When the bottle was shook it created the momentum of a tornado. A funnel was formed from the bottle being shaken. I thought this was a great experiment for the students to see how the tornado forms and happens to the land and houses during a tornado. Chapter 2: Make the Case, page 27 Respond to Agree-Disagree 1 through 6:-I believe children learn both in and outside of the classroom setting. “ As teachers we have opportunities to guide that development by orchestrating learning experiences targeted at developing scientific ways of thinking and the science practices associated with them”( DeRosa and Abruscato , pg.24). Students can learn several new things aboutscience outside of school with their parents. 1.Agree- I believe children learn best from direct appearance with natural objects and phenomena. Many children can learn by hands on experiments or lessons. For example, when I was in biology I had to dissect a baby pig. I had a better understanding of their inside organs and seeing what it actually looks like then havingto picture it in my mind. Learning occurs through information being transferred which occurs through experience. When students are having direct experiences with natural objects, they are learning skills that will allow them to communicate their observation. “Children will learn to confront the differences between what they
believe and what they discover with their own senses” (DeRosa & Abruscato 2019, pg.28).2.Disagree- I disagree that hands-on science experiences automatically reinforce children’s learning. Having hands on experience is a great way to help students will developing skill it isn’t always a skill that will help with reinforcing students learning.When doing a lesson it must be well planned because then it will leave the students undirected and unfocused. As an educator we should assure there are several types oflearning styles because every child has his or her own preference. It is important that we as educators assure that the students are engaged in the classroom because that will cause the students to lose focus. 3.Agree – I agree that a child’s prior knowledge and beliefs should be assessed before new experiences are introduced to ensure that the experiences will be meaningful. Schema, or prior knowledge, is essential to the growth of future lessons. “Children have a set of ideas they have developed based on their prior experiences that guide how they will learn” (DeRosa & Abruscato, 2019). As educators it is essential that weunderstand where the child’s knowledge begins and ends to create a successful lesson that will benefit the children. “Additionally, knowing where their experiences and

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