Students engage in scientifically oriented questions. They give priority to evidence, draw conclusions/formulate explanations and connect/evaluate explanations with scientific knowledge. Students communicate and justify proposed explanations.
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 1
Learning to craft quality questions is a skill that can be taught. Class members use the Question Formulation Technique to learn how to create and refine both closed-ended and open-ended questions. They then view West of the West's...
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Designed
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This lesson includes examining a poster's photographs, reading...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Atomic Theory
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman. The video by Veritasium presents one of these questions, proposed by Feynman, along with his answer. It discusses the...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
The first practice covered in the Next Generation Science Standards is learning to ask questions and define problems. The video focuses on the similarities and differences between science and engineering focusing on this practice. It...
8 mins K - 12th Science