How Science Works Instructor Support Materials
Akin to scientists efforts to make sense of data, students often struggle to accurately comprehend what they experience. While information boxes and questions have been strategically placed in each project story to draw readers’ attention to key ideas, the materials below provide further assistance to instructors and students. Click on the links below for additional support materials that will further promote desired learning outcomes.
Characteristics of Science: Understanding Scientists and Their Work
Students have prior conceptions regarding scientists and how science works. These prior conceptions can interfere with accurately interpreting the project stories. This article is designed to be read and discussed by students prior to reading the individual science stories. Doing so will help students build a more accurate understanding of the nature of science.
How to Use the Short Stories
Tips for Creating Effective Class Discussions
Additional Tips for Creating Class Discussions in Large Group Settings
Tips for Structuring Group Work