This is a course for pre-certification teachers to strengthen competencies in the teaching of science at the elementary and middle school levels. This course will emphasize current best practices and teaching methods as determined by the Next Generation Science Standards and the Michigan K-12 Science Standards. Learning in this course is inquiry-driven, project based and active participation. Participants will work in small groups, perform investigations, discuss concepts and results, keep journals, and learn how to effectively utilize inexpensive, readily available materials and explore local resources. This course emphasizes science content and strategies to teach science content.