Online Science Courses For Teachers

Total Courses : 27


Challenge Young Minds with Science Series

Develop hands-on learning experiences for students to explore animals or plant that include elements of observation, model building, and art. Engage students in exploring and constructing meaning and understanding of the world in which they live. Learn how to facilitate open-ended brainstorming sessions and to ask questions that promote higher-level thinking. Within each course, select assignments that are most appropriate for the students you are teaching and that match the desired number of credits/units (1, 2, or 3) you are taking.

EDUO 9519: Exploring Plants & Fungi Using Experienced-Based Activities

EDUO 9525: Exploring Animals Using Experienced-Based Activities


Science Series

1 Semester Credit/Unit 
Design a unit of study around one of the topics below. Utilize provided resources to customize a thoughtful, engaging, and thorough science unit that integrates the Next Generation Science Standards. Choose from…


Next Generation Science Standards Series

Enroll in one of the following courses in order to gain a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that can be applied to unit and lesson design. *EDUO 9539 is a prerequisite for EDUO 9540 & 9541.

EDUO 9539: Understanding NGSS

EDUO 9551: Designing Effective Science Labs (6-12)

EDUO 9540: Planning a NGSS Unit with a STEM Emphasis

EDUO 9541: Planning a Math and ELA NGS Unit


All Science Courses

EDUO 9500: Air Pressure

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9501: Animals – Invertebrates

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9502: Animals – Vertebrates

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9503: How a Battery Works

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9504: Current Electricity

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9505: Earth Science

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9506: Light Waves

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9507: Newton’s Law of Gravitation

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9508: Newton’s Laws of Motion

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9509: Photosynthesis

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9511: The Scientific Method

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9512: Sound Waves

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9513: Static Electricity

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9514: The Solar System

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9515: Work, Energy & Power

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9519: Exploring Plants and Fungi Using Experience-Based Activities

You must be currently teaching students to successfully complete this course.
EDUO 9519: Exploring Plants and Fungi with Experience-Based Activities emphasizes student interaction with concrete materials, encouraging hands-on exploration of concepts, constructing meaning and understanding. The students will be behaving as scientists: Exploring, comparing, measuring, observing, recording data, etc. Students will be engaged in experiments, model building, and art projects that reinforce the concepts. These interactive activities are consistent with common core standards and can easily be adapted to the needs of all students. (Most of the activities have extensions and modifications that allow the teacher to “tailor” the materials to the needs of their students.) The course is structured so that the teacher can choose the assignments they want to accomplish depending on the number of units they are taking (1, 2, or 3), or select the assignments most appropriate for the students they are teaching.

1 Credit/Unit – $135 (staff training assignment and prerequisite student activities , 2 major activities 2 extensions, 2 reflections)
2 Credits/Units – $270 
(staff training assignment and prerequisite student activities, 4 major activities,  4 extensions, 4 reflections)
3 Credits/Units – $405 
(staff training component and prerequisite student activities, 6 major activities,  6 extensions, 6 reflections)

Instructors:
Anthony Flores 
aflores@dominicancaonline.com

Ron Kremer
rkremer@dominicanCAonline.com

Price : $135- $405

1, 2 or 3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9525: Exploring Animals Using Experience-Based Activities

You must be currently teaching students to successfully complete this course.
Exploring Animals with Experience-Based Activities emphasizes student interaction with concrete materials, encouraging hands-on exploration of concepts, constructing meaning and understanding.  The students will be behaving as scientists: Exploring, comparing, observing, identifying, recording data, etc.  The emphasis at the elementary level is on observing.  (Science protocols require the humane treatment of animals.  Care needs to be taken for animals brought into the classroom for observation.)  Students will be engaged in field and classroom observations, model building, and art projects that reinforce the concepts.  These interactive activities are consistent with common core standards and can be easily adapted to the needs of all students.  (Many of the activities have starred suggestions at the end for further study, particularly for older students.)  The course is structured so that the teacher can choose the assignments they want to accomplish depending on the number of units (1, 2, or 3) they are taking, or select the assignments most appropriate for the students they are teaching.

1 Credit/Unit – $135 (staff training assignment and application, 2 major activities, 2 extensions, 2 reflection)
2 Credits/Units – $270 (staff training assignment and application, 4 major activities, 4 extentions, 4 reflections)
3 Credits/Units – $405 
(staff training assignment and application, 6 major activities, 6 extensions, 6 reflections)

Instructors:
Anthony Flores
aflores@dominicancaonline.com
Ron Kremer
rkremer@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135 - $405

1, 2 or 3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9527: Water Conservation – Classroom Projects

To complete this course, you will develop a Triple A (Awareness, Action and Accountablity) project based teaching program to address the need for conserving the planet’s water supply. You will notice that you are not given specific activities or even a direction to follow. Our objectives is to give you resources and time and leave the designing of the program entirely up to you. The needs of every classroom and community may be different. We hope that you will look for ways to engage not only your students but their families, friends and neighbors.

The class participant will:

  1. With the help of given resources, develop age appropriate classroom lessons designed to create awareness of the increasing water shortage and its implications.
  2. Show how students will be motivated to actively inform their school, their family and community about the need to conserve the planet’s water resources.
  3. Create among the students a sense of individual accountability for what they can reasonably do to help conserve their own water usage.

Instructor: Toolie Younger tyounger@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9528: Water Conservation – Schoolwide Projects

The objective of this class is to encourage teachers to provide leadership for a school (or district) wide project to bring a greater awareness, and sense of activism and accountability to the entire school community relating to water conservation.

You will notice that you are not given specific activities or even a direction to follow. Our objective is to give you resources and time and leave the designing of the program entirely up to you and your school or district. The needs of every school and community will be different. We hope that you will look for ways to engage not only your students and staff but their families, friends and neighbors.

Instructor: Toolie Younger tyounger@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9529: Water Conservation – Community Outreach Projects

The purpose of this class is to help teachers encourage their schools to become pro active in the quest for the community to conserve water resources.

You will notice that you are not given specific activities or even a direction to follow. Our purpose is to give you resources, accountability and time and leave the designing of the program entirely up to you and your school or district. The needs of every school and community will be different. We hope that you will look for ways to engage not only your students and staff but their families, friends and neighbors.

The participant will actively help direct the school into participating in the following:

  • 1. Community awareness programs about the need to conserve water.
  • 2. Promoting community (or global) programs of action whereby water is conserved.
  • 3. Communicating the results of successful community programs that the school helped promote regarding water conservation.

Instructor: Toolie Younger tyounger@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9536: My Sense of Place – Intro

Exploring My Sense of Placeis a program that provides participants with direct experiences in learning from the Earth’s systems in their own unique bioregion.This is an experiential, hands on series of courses.

The courses and guidebook are designed to provide the tools to extend its content beyond the classroom. Through first hand experience participants will learn how to read the landscape of their Place through its geologic, weather and climate, plant and animal communities, as well as learn from the ways of the indigenous people. Participants will experience and learn strategies for teaching nature awareness through a series of themes such as the relationship between our food and our Place wherever we are in our local ecosystem.

The Series is designed to be taken in numerical order; course 1, 2 then 3. It is important to take course one first: Introduction and First Steps (Pre-requisite course), EDUO 9536.

This two-unit course, Introduction and First Steps, EDUO 9536, is the first course in a series of three Instructor-Coached courses. It lays the foundational background for the series and is the prerequisite for the other two courses. It will provide the guidelines and strategies on how to fully explore your local region.

Instructors:
Mary Lou Varni / Allan Varni
avarni@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $295

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9539: Understanding Next Generation Science Standards

Understanding NGSS (K-12) *This course is a prerequisite for the planning courses EDUO 9540 and 9541
This class will explore the knowledge regarding the current K-12 science standards. Such knowledge will enable the teacher to plan a successful Next Generation Science Standard teaching unit.

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug gbergskaug@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9540: Planning a NGSS Unit with a STEM Emphasis

Planning a NGSS Unit with a STEM Emphasis With the guidance of a course template, teachers will develop a successful  STEM Next Generation Science Standard  teaching unit. Website  resources will provide information to aid in the planning  the Stem NGSS unit.

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug gbergskaug@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9541: Planning a Math and ELA NGSS Unit

Planning a Math and ELA NGSS Unit With the guidance of a course template, teachers will develop a successful Next Generation Science Standard  teaching unit. At least one of the lessons will involve Math, Science and English language arts.  Website resources will give information to aid in planning  the NGSS unit and the individual Math, Science and ELA lesson.

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug gbergskaug@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9551: Designing Effective Science Labs (6-12)

Course Description
This course validates the time teachers will need to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards into their laboratory investigations. It will provide 6-12 science teachers with a process that will help them in the development and implementation of such labs.

 Course Goals Upon competition of this course 6-12 science teacher will:

  • show understanding of assigned material
  • apply the understanding to  classroom labs
  • collaborate with other class members

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug
gbergskaug@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units