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What Is Science? 
Science is not just a collection of facts. Of course, facts are an important part of science: Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0 degrees Celsius), and the earth moves around the sun. But science is much, much more. Science involves: * Observing what's happening;

* Classifying or organizing information;
* Predicting what will happen;
* Testing predictions under controlled conditions to see if they are correct; and * Drawing conclusions.
Science involves trial and error - trying, failing and trying again. Science doesn't provide all the answers. It requires us to be skeptical so that our scientific "conclusions" can be modified or changed altogether as we make new discoveries. Goals of Science Teaching

Performance Objectives:
* The teacher candidate will identify the general goals of science teaching in general and of physics teaching in particular. * The teacher candidate will identify the major sources of the goals of science education. * The teacher candidate will explain the implications of science education standards on teaching. * The teacher candidate will summarize the three science-related goals of the Illinois Learning Standards (11, 12, and 13). * The teacher candidate will summarize the "applications of learning" as outlined in the Illinois Learning Standards THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PRE-SCHOOL SCIENCE

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