RPDP Life Science for Elementary Teachers – 1 credit
Using the Nevada State Academic Science Standards as a lens for understanding life science, this course will
enhance and support teacher content knowledge by using familiar pedagogical practices applied to understanding
life science principles. The core areas of study include: Molecules to Organisms, Ecosystems, Heredity, and Biological Evolution. A portion of the course will focus on examination of the FOSS kits used in elementary schools.
Furthermore, this course will help elementary teachers develop an awareness and knowledge of the state Nevada
State Academic ELA and Mathematics Standards that are relevant to the Nevada State Academic Science
UNLV RPDP 556C: Life Sci for El Teach