Course Description

This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and ideas to work with grades 4-6 students in the science classroom. You will review the skills needed to learn science and how you can foster those skills. In addition, you will look at types of lessons and assessments. After the course, you will have new, fresh approaches to help teach your science students in ways that engage and motivate them.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: What is Science?

Develop a better understanding of what science is. Examine the nature of scientific ideas, as well as student perceptions about science.

Lesson 2: Skills Needed to Learn Science

Focus on the skills students need to succeed in science. Explore topics such as questioning, observation inquiry and more.

Lesson 3: Using stories and role-play

Begin looking at creative and innovative ways you can teach science in your classroom. This lesson will focus on the use of stories and role-play to deliver science content.

Lesson 4: Using games and computers

Learn examples of how you can use games and computers in your science classroom. Discover ways you can use these to enrich and support your instruction.

Lesson 5: Outdoor science

Move your science classroom outside. Look at how to prepare outdoor space for students and engage kids in a different setting.

Lesson 6: Assessment in the science classroom

Learn about assessment in the science classroom. Focus on several types of assessment and case studies to demonstrate their use. 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Review the skills needed to learn science.
  • Use a variety of teaching methods that can help ensure student understanding.
  • Implement techniques for assessment in the science classroom.


Participants will have 180 days to complete this online, self-paced course.


System Requirements


Internet Connectivity Requirements:

Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience


Hardware Requirements:

CPU: 1 GHz or higher

RAM: 2 GB or higher

Resolution: 1280x720 or higher


Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)


Operating System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)

Mac OSX 10 or higher

Latest Chrome OS

Latest Linux distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.


Web Browser Requirements:

Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience

Latest Mozilla Firefox

Latest Microsoft Edge

Latest Apple Safari


Basic Software Requirements:

Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)

PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)

Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)

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Section Title
Teaching Science to Children in Grades 4 - 6 (Online)
Jul 01, 2021 to Jun 30, 2022
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $139.95