Service Learning Courses in Science

Spring 2014


SCI 131 - Integrated Science for Future Teachers I-The Physical World | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
SCI 131 - Integrated Science for Future Teachers I-The Physical World

This is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to explore the basics of physical science, geological science, chemistry, and biological science in an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based approach for students wishing to pursue a career in childhood education. The physical world focuses on Earth's physical and geologic processes and how they govern and shape the dynamic world around us. Characteristics of energy, matter, chemical interactions, and electromagnetism are explored, along with the realms of weather, water resources, rocks/minerals, landscape development, and planetary change. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS)

4 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (SCI 131-C10):
    Students will create and man a science fair at a local school.
    (5 hours — Option) S-14

 
SCI 132 - Integrated Science for Future Teachers II-The Living World | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
SCI 132 - Integrated Science for Future Teachers II-The Living World

This is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to teach the basics of physical science, geological science, chemistry, and biological science in an interdisciplinary inquiry-based approach for students wishing to pursue a career in childhood education. This course focuses on concepts in biology and chemistry and how they interact in the world around us. Characteristics of life, cells, reproduction, evolution, ecology, the diversity of plants and animals are covered, along with chemistry concepts such as organic molecules, the chemistry of water, pH, buffering systems and the chemistry of DNA. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

4 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (SCI 132-C10):
    Students will create and man a science fair at a local school.
    (5 hours — Option) S-14

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