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Seela Science offers graduate courses for professional educators to help them pick up Graduate and/or Continuing Education credits. Most importantly, we let you select the courses and the time!

In partnership with accredited colleges and universities like Morningside College and the University of North Dakota, Seela Science offers a flexible option for primary and secondary teachers to obtain Professional Development and Continuing Education Credits.

There are many course options, subjects and topics to meet the needs and interests of every educator. Courses are listed below for overview. In addition to being flexible and convenient, when you complete the course, you not only have achieved Continuing Education Credits, but also will have workable classroom unit(s) suited to use with your students!

Pick the university or college of your choice and pick the course or courses you desire. Once enrolled, Seela Science will send you easy to follow digital lessons. The rest is up to you at your convenience, on your time frame and at your own pace. What could be easier?

Have questions? Need help deciding which course or courses will best meet your Continuing Education criteria, as well as finding what is best suited for your classroom needs and situation? We are here to help!
Call Rozann at 800-232-5861 to answer questions, help in deciding which course or courses fit your needs, or to register over the phone if you would like.

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Primary Courses for Pre-K - 2nd Grade

Primary Physical Science

Physical Science for Beginners: Ways to help your primary school students discover the world of Physical Science. All activities are hands-on and inquiry based with an emphasis on: 1. Properties of objects and materials, surface tension, states of matter, density. 2. Position and motion of objects; sound/vibration, air resistance, directions, flight, action/reaction. 3. Light, heat, electricity, magnetism; reflection, rust, magnets, friction, static electricity.
Physical Science for Beginners: Introduce beginners to "exploring" science by "doing" it. Slightly more advanced than Everyday Science Stuff Around Us. They will recycle tires into their landfill - then make a highway out of them instead. Discover the difference between solid, liquid and gas, make a boat that runs on soap, and distinguish between the physical properties of rough/smooth, hard/soft, and light/heavy. They will try to push mass, fly a film can rocket, manage magnetism, explore light bending, and figure out why a light bulb lights up. This and much more. Each activity has a corresponding reading lesson utilizing three levels of reading ability. Great way to get students excited about science!!!

Primary Life Science

Life Science for Beginners: Introduce animal structure and function, coverings, basic needs, groupings, and plant structure and function. Explore the life cycle of a chicken, moth, and plants. Discover impact of pollution, methods used by plants and animals to survive and adapt to their environmental habitats, raise triops in the classroom, and much more! Each activity has a corresponding reading lesson utilizing three levels of reading ability. Great way to get students excited about science!!!
Life Science for Beginners: An excellent course for Primary level teachers. This covers a variety of Life Science topics, all geared toward the inquisitive mind of the Kindergartener through 2nd grader. All lessons come with STEM applications. Lessons cover basic needs of plants, how animals, plants and humans adapt to changes in their environment, how plants and animals change through the seasons, and how they change as they grow through their life cycles. Materials are provided and yours to keep and use in your classroom. If you are looking to enhance your plant and animal units this would be an excellent course to attend. Available for one or two credits. Includes all materials, electronic lessons and license to use in your classroom.

Primary Earth Science

Earth Science for Beginners: Introduce beginners to the properties of earth materials: resources, types of soil, and fossils, and natural vs man-made. Discover objects in the sky: stars, the planets, our solar system, solar energy and eclipses. Observe changes in the sky: what causes day and night, months and moons, years and seasons. Explore changes in the earth's surface by making a foaming volcano and study different types of weather. Each activity has a corresponding reading lesson utilizing three levels of reading ability. Great way to get students excited about science!!!

Intermediate Courses for 3rd - 8th

Intermediate Physical Science

Force & Motion: What did you do today? Did you walk, talk, play, drive a car, breathe, lift, shop, pump gas, buy groceries, watch TV, listen to the radio, or use the computer? Well, you used forces in all of them, and everything else you did! Nothing moves without a force. Have Forces; Will Travel could be your motto! In this course you will explore what forces are, what energy is and how it is converted, how forces get transferred, and find out why and how things turn and move. You will get to build a pyramid out of newspaper, measure how tough an egg can be, spin pennies, design pendulums, make a hammer "float", create your own bouncing ball, and remind all of us why we need to wear our seatbelts.
Waves, Light, Heat & Sound: Here's a problem for you. Communicate with a friend across a football field without using any waves. You can't do it. That's because we use waves all the time. But how do we? In Everyday Waves you'll learn about waves and what they do for us. Use toys, "sticky notes", water, beads, simple lenses, water pipes, soda pop bottles and cans, space blankets, coins and coat hangers to learn about what waves are and can do. Find out how sound, light, and heat use all these and much more to make Everyday Waves. Get hot and cold, slice ice, "fix" broken glass, make music, bend light, use light-detecting beads, find out why the sky is blue, make a simple camera, and slice up light.
Simple Machines: Have you ever had a flat tire, walked up stairs, fixed things around the house, drove a car, popped open a paint can, used a ramp, played on a teeter-totter or merry-go-round, rode a bicycle, opened your window shades, cut your food, or turned a door know? You did all this with using Just Simply Machines You're going to balance belts, make bearings, fly helicopters, make and race pulleys, build gears, hold bowl races, zip up, split wood, make a teeter-totter from hot air, yo-yo, make a windmill turn, and test your strength against different types of Just Simply Machines!
Newton's Laws: So how did Newton figure all this out? You can too - simply by checking the efficiency of a bouncing ball, converting energy so a can rolls back to you, taking a balloon to the moon, and doing a balancing high wire act on the tip of your finger. Of course you couldn't leave out racing bowls, balancing nails, and finding your center of gravity. Newton would not have been satisfied until he made beads jump out of a jar, put drops on a rope, had syringe wars, and welded water! All in a day's work!
Electricity & Magnetism: So if you grow corn in a corn field does that mean you will grow magnets in a magnetic field? What is a magnetic field anyway, and what does it look like? How do you make a magnetic salad, and how do you confuse a compass? You will make an electronoscope, do an electronic balancing act, light up your life with parallel and series circuits, conductors and insulators, and power up with solar power! Then to make sure the "force is with you" you will make a compass, mini-motor, and automatic car door lock. All this while figuring out "Watt's the Charge?"

Intermediate Life Science

Plant Structures & Function: Take a deep breath or eat a meal. Now you have to thank a plant! Ok, so they won't answer you, but we still can't live without them! In Plants Inside and Out you will get to burn seeds, cut up flowers, find chlorophyll, separate DNA and clone plants. Take a look back into the past, find natural Velcro®, make it rain, color real flowers, pollinate like a bee, act like a gardener and be a germinator. Build bridges of understanding, take some survival target practice, go on a soupbean safari, and recycle! You will do all this and more. When you finish you will understand Plants Inside and Out and their role as a foundation for all life.
Plant Purpose in Our World: This course is a complete set of "hands-on" lessons centered around a single conceptual unit about plants; why are plants important and where do they fit into the ever changing world we live in? Teachers can increase their science knowledge and improve their science curriculum about plants. Covers such topics as plant structures and functions, tropisms, life cycles, food chains and webs, carrying capacity, and how life changes affects other life. Identify cross-curricular ties to each science concept so students realize everything is connected and find the STEM applications with each concept. Materials are provided and yours to keep and use in your classroom. If you are looking to enhance your plant and animal units this would be an excellent course to attend. Available for one or two credits. Includes all materials, electronic lessons, and license to use in your classroom.
Body Stucture: In the Body Shop you will learn how our body is put together (structure). You'll make fingerprints, dissolve bones, test food and build an ear. Make an eyeball that works, stir up blood in a beaker and mix around your chromosomes. "Bone up" on skeletons, make a backbone, and have an epidemic on your hands! That sounds like a lot, but you can do a whole lot more and still have fun doing it! And you won't have to dent your car to get into this Body Shop.
Functions of the Body: Body Works will take you on a tour of how our body functions to accomplish everyday tasks. What is going on inside of us? On this tour you will inflate and sniff a cell, look at the key to enzymes, dissolve hair and study how our vision works. How did a hole get in my hand? Test reflexes, why we have a nervous reaction to something, what is pulsing through our circulation system, what are our dominant body pieces and parts, test foods for their nutritional values, and much more. We are indeed fascinating creatures!!

Intermediate Earth Science

Earth Structure, Processes & Material: This course will take you from mountain tops to ocean bottoms! Along the way, you will learn Earth's Dirty Little Secrets as you put an Earth in your hands, find the Earth inside an apple, discover pollution and float continents on your desk. Make earthquakes that won't destroy your home, erupt volcanoes that won't kill you, explore the ocean without drowning. Make a glacier with a hammer, follow dirt recipes, find out about Earth's top ten, be a cookie miner, and "rock" around the classroom as you become a mineral detective with your own rock and mineral collection!
Earth Materials & Fossils: Take a "Rock N' Roll" trip through geology and "rock" your world! You'll study the Earth's surface, "dig" up a lot of knowledge about rocks and minerals, discover how to study rocks like a scientist, and end up "digging" up some of Earth's history with a fossil "blast from the past"!
Earth, Solar System & Space: Delve into why the earth wobbles, what makes the seasons, why the earth's shape is pot-bellied and various antics of the moon and sun playing terrestrial tag. Why is gravity is so important and how does it effect planets, orbits, and satellites. What's the deal with the solar system, why there are stars of many colors, galaxies galore, and an expanding universe. All this while not leaving our comfortable atmosphere! You might even score a touchdown solar system!!
Weather & Earth's Atmosphere: So what makes a meteorologist so smart? What do they know that we don't? The answer is simple; they have an Eye on the Sky! You also will understand that temperature affects air pressure, air pressure affects all of us, and that it has predictable properties. You will study convection currents, the greenhouse effect, why the sky is blue, the power of ice, and the importance of the water cycle. You will make a psychrometer, barometer, anemometer, and rain gauge, tornado, and a rain shadow! All in a day's work for a meteorologist!
Earth's Structure & Processes: Most of us don't realize that the Earth's skinny little crust we live on is just a tiny slice of Earth, but it's a "happening" place! In this unit you will explore tectonics breaking and making continents, erosion wearing everything down, the ""loshing" oceans, earthquakes "rock and roll", and volcanoes "shaking and baking! Explore what's making this grand old planet act up, break up, and make up everything around us!