One of the most important jobs of the Geological Sciences Department is to make sure that ALL students accepted into the Professional Program in Elementary Education at CCSU make the grade in terms of their preparation to teach science to the children of our state. With the recent adoption of NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), this task is more important than ever. Shown above is a poster created by students in Dr. Bednarski’s SCI 412 (Elementary Science Methods) class explaining their work on forces and motion. They created an experiment to test out the various forces involved in playing billiards. They then tested their questions using chop sticks and ping pong balls. Next week they will be creating models of their investigations.