The paper describes a general chemistry course designed for students who are planning to become elementary school teachers. The course has been structured so as to transmit the fun and excitement of experiencing chemistry and uncovering its basic principles by centering on laboratory and other discovery experiences. In addition, the course uses peer led workshops in which the students discuss these experiences. The course is thus a product of a particularly strong collaboration between public schools and college faculties. It is going to become a part of a new four-course sequence that will be required of all students intending to earn elementary education certification at Lehman College.
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Lazarus, M. S.
"A General Chemistry Course for Prospective Elementary School Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol3/iss1/4