EDUO 9511: The Scientific Method

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Course Overview

From our own biology to the smartphones in our pockets, science plays a role in every aspect of our lives. If we want our students to navigate such a world, they must be able to logically examine and process all of the information they receive.
Welcome to EDUO 9511 – Scientific Method. The purpose of this course is to create a thorough, well thought out unit on the scientific method. To that end, participants will not only be provided with resources on the scientific method, but will also explore the next generation science standards as well as the importance of STEAM in education. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • The importance of STEAM in education
  • The standards appropriate for your unit on the scientific method
  • The knowledge required to teach students about the scientific method
  • The ability to create a unit on the scientific method that engages all students

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns with all of the next generation science standards associated with the scientific method. These standards can be found at

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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."

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