Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Human Development and Family Science
There is a lack of science instruction in elementary school classrooms. This is due to the decrease in time devoted to science lesson plans. When there is a lack of science instruction it leads to science achievement gaps which can cause negative effects in a child’s educational career. When elementary school students do not receive an adequate amount of time for science lesson plans they lack scientific literacy skills. This leads to students having a difficult time understanding scientific terms, concepts, and methods. Young children gain many benefits when they learn science early in elementary school such as gaining science processing skills, gaining problem-solving skills, and having a better attitude towards science.
Leon, Rosa Alexandria, "Increasing Science Instruction In Elementary School Classrooms" (2021). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 990.